Commercial, Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Great Reasons for Installing a Standby Generator in Summer – Part 1

We cherish our homes, and so we do our best to be prepared if a natural disaster strikes. During the summer, severe weather events occur quite often in Maryland. The Free State experiences a thunderstorm once every five days on average during July and August. It is also typical to get three tornadoes annually, especially from May to July. Our state must also cope with the effects of hurricanes.


Summer thunderstorms can hit hard at any hour, bringing down power lines close to your home. Thankfully your family does not have to suffer the heat of summer without air conditioning if you have installed a home standby generator. In addition, food and beverages will not be spoiled because your refrigerator will keep running. Seniors who rely on mobility or medical devices requiring electricity will stay safe.


Standby Generator Basics


Throughout the year a standby generator will keep your family from experiencing the consequences of power outages that can last several days until the utility can restore electrical supply to your neighborhood. The size of your unit will be determined by your home’s power requirements and budget. Typically, it will be fueled with natural gas or propane.


Just seconds after utility electricity is cut off, a standby generator activates automatically and starts providing power to your home. The moment utility power is restored, the unit deactivates on its own, and your home returns to receiving electricity from the grid.


The installation of a permanent standby generator is a wise investment and will provide an increased resale value. Due to the pandemic, you may be working more frequently from your home, so installing a unit will ensure you stay productive throughout the year.


Part 2 will cover Readiness for Emergencies and Installation by Professionals.


Electrical Peace of Mind


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  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
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  • Electrical Service & Repair
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