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Why You Need a Home Generator This Hurricane Season

Jun 21, 2018 | Blog

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was as busy as predicted, producing 10 hurricanes. Every homeowner in Bradenton, Florida, will remember Hurricane Irma, which packed a major punch but didn’t leave as bad of a mark on the area as initially forecasted. However, at the time, Irma was the strongest Atlantic storm on record outside of the Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean Sea. Hurricane season comes around every year from June through the end of November, which makes a whole-home standby generator a great investment.

2022 update: The 2017 hurricane season paled in comparison to what Floridians experienced in 2022. On September 28th, 2022, Hurricane Ian blew through Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, devastating Fort Myers. Our neighbors here in Manatee County were without power for up to 10 days and the Air & Energy office was powered solely by a Kohler standby generator for a week after the storm had passed. According to Worldvision.org, “Hurricane Ian is the second-deadliest storm to strike the continental U.S. this century, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005.”

What is a Home Generator?

A home generator works to keep much more than just your lights on during a power outage. Whole-home generators have the ability to power everything in your home, including large appliances like refrigerators, ovens, laundry machines, and even your home’s air conditioning. A professional electrician will install it outside your home, and it’ll turn on automatically within seconds when you lose power. Whole-home standby generators provide convenience, comfort, and safety during potentially dangerous situations.

When a storm strikes and the power goes out, you never know how long it’ll last. Power outages in Bradenton can last as little as a few hours to more than a week, as many residents experienced after Hurricane Ian. During this time, it’s important to keep your home safe and secure. Also, life must go on! That means continuing to cook, clean and complete simple daily tasks that require electricity.

Portable vs. Whole-Home Generators

A portable generator works well, helping you maintain electricity in an important part of your home like the kitchen. But a whole-home generator takes it a step further. A whole-home generator can power your entire house, including the lights, HVAC system, kitchen appliances and more. It’s the most important tool you’ll own during a storm.

What are the Benefits of a Home Generator?

Here are the biggest benefits of installing a generator in your home in Bradenton:

  • Gain instant access to electricity during a power outage.
  • Avoid dealing with dangerous electricity during a major storm.
  • Power your home as long as the home generator has fuel.

Homeowners in Bradenton can consider themselves lucky after last hurricane season. But there’s no telling when our luck will run out. Don’t risk your life and damage to property by not investing in a home generator. Contact Air & Energy at 941-778-0773 for more information about home generators or to schedule an electrical repair today.

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