A home generator can be a very useful tool, especially in areas known for heavy storm activity. When power is lost, your generator will kick in and save you from a night (or possibly days) without electricity. A backup generator not only ensures your home will have power when your neighbors are left in the dark, but it also gives you peace of mind.
But are home generators worth the expense? This article from Financial Web breaks down the debate. Do the benefits of a backup home generator make up for their high price tags?
Home generators cost around $4,000 for the initial purchase and installation. Other than that, you will only have to worry about maintenance and fuel costs. Annual maintenance simply entails an inexpensive oil change and the occasional inspection, while fuel costs depend on the area in which you live and the type of fuel you use – propane or natural gas.
Many of the financial benefits home generators provide center around the expenses they prevent. When connected to a home standby generator, sump pumps keep operating in a severe rainstorm, preventing flooding damage; freezers and refrigerators continue running so your food doesn’t thaw or spoil; and furnace blowers, air conditioners and well pumps continue to keep your house habitable, allowing you to wait out an extended outage in your home rather than paying for a hotel or motel.
Plus a home generator will increase the value of your home.
So if you think a backup generator sounds like a wise investment for you and your home, contact Fresh Air Concepts can help. Call 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!