Home Standby Generator

Home Standby Generator

Living in Michigan can bring plenty of good times, but it could also bring many bad times. At the edge of the great lakes, Michigan faces many natural threats that can shut off power and put your family at risk. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, and heavy winter storms are just a few of the potential natural disasters that can occur.

If you want to make sure that your home can stay powered through these events and more all year round, make sure that you have a home standby generator to give you power when you need it most. Applegate Home Comfort can help you find and install the perfect standby generator for your home so you won’t have to worry the next time a storm hits. Here’s a look at standby generators, and how they can help you.

Backup Power

A standby generator is unlike a portable generator in that it is installed for your home. It will be placed outside of your home, and hooked up to your homes electrical systems, and be powered by the natural gas that you use inside of the home for cooking, water heaters, and furnaces. Some portable generators are powerful enough to give your entire home power in the case of an outage if installed properly.

Dangers of Power Outage

A power outage in the extremes of weather can be dangerous for your family. Summer heat and winter cold can both quickly penetrate your home without a working heating or cooling system due to lack of power. This can become dangerous for your family’s more sensitive members.

Refrigerators and freezers will also be left to the weather, meaning you are compromising the safety of your food when it is not stored at the proper temperatures. A lack of power for more than a few hours could mean that you lose the food in your refrigerator. It is a common practice to use candles and lanterns to light the home at night when the power goes out. While this is a cheap way to light the home for a few nights, any flame has the potential to cause a fire. Similarly, without proper ventilation, many candles can end up making you sick.

How To Get A Standby Generator

If you are worried about your family’s comfort and safety in the unpredictable and sometimes brutal Michigan weather, invest in a standby generator. Applegate Home Comfort can help you determine what generator will be best for your family, and make sure that it is ready to go for the next storm.

Once you have your generator and it has been incorporated into your home’s circuits and gas supply, it will need to receive regular maintenance to make sure that it stays in prime condition and it has the power that it needs to get up and going the next time a power outage strikes. Applegate Home Comfort is an official retailer of Generac Generators and provides certified services on them, so you can trust that you are in good hands when you buy from us.

Contact Applegate Home Comfort

Don’t wait until the next time the power goes out to consider a standby home generator to keep the power on. Give us a call at 517-337-7700, or contact us here today. We are looking forward to hearing from you!