With a generator, you’ll never have to be in the dark again

There are a lot of things we Floridians can boast about. The beaches here are fantastic. Our amusement parks are world-class. We have more alligators per capita than almost anywhere else. But perhaps the main thing we can boast about is the weather. While right now the northern states are dealing with things like snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain (yeah, apparently that’s a thing), we get to enjoy our lovely, sunny, mid-70s days.

Of course, things aren’t always perfect here, and we do get our share of nasty weather. Even if they’re not full-fledged hurricanes, the storms that come through can wreak a lot of havoc. And when trees go down, often this means the power goes down with them. But, Mother Nature aside, there are many other reasons why the lights go out. Fortunately, there’s an easy thing homeowners can do to proactively prepare for an outage: have a generator installed.

Why get a generator?

To prevent your ice cream from melting

How much do you spend on groceries every month? Probably a pretty penny, right? This is especially true if you have a bunch of little eating machines (aka kids) running around. Think about all the food you have in your fridge and freezer right now. What would happen to it if the power was off for a few days? More than just an inconvenience, this could end up costing you a lot of money.

To keep your cool

While the temperatures are pretty great right now, it won’t be long before the oven-like heat returns. And what happens if the power goes out during the thick of summer? Without your air conditioners (or central air), fans, or maybe even ice, you’ll be in store for some very sweaty days indeed. 

To stay connected

These days, almost all of us rely on tablets, smartphones, and perhaps several other devices to stay connected to family, friends, and employers. And sure, your devices may always have some battery life that will keep them on for a while. Without power in your home, they’ll run out of juice sooner rather than later.

To protect your home

In addition to the annoyance of things like the TV or internet not working, when the power goes out, this means, if you have a security system, it too won’t work. The same is true for your floodlights or other exterior illumination you normally use. And who do you think will take advantage of the darkness? Gypsies, tramps, and thieves (but mostly that last one).

To set it and forget it (until you remember that you have it)

One of the really nice things about having a generator hooked up to your home’s electrical system is that – as long as you give it the fuel it needs – you don’t really have to worry about doing anything. If the power goes out, the generator will turn on automatically. When the power comes back, it will turn itself off as well.

To make your neighbors jealous

Okay, so maybe this isn’t the main reason to have a generator installed (unless, perhaps, you really dislike your neighbors). But, if you’ve ever walked around your neighborhood during a blackout and stopped in front of that one house lit up like a Christmas tree, with people you can see through the living room window watching TV and enjoying (probably) chilled beverages, surely you felt a little pang of jealously. Well, with a generator, now you can be the neighbor everybody else envies.

You just never know when the power might go out, which is why a generator is a very wise investment. And to make sure yours is installed properly, get in touch with the pros at Universal Electrical. You can call us at 954-792-5444 or just fill out our online contact form.