Determining If You Need a Standby Generator

For your home’s standard comfort level to be maintained if the power goes out, you might consider a standby generator. Others however, would say they’ll just rough it without the power for a few days and they’ll be just fine. Either decision is admirable, but we do suggest that you ask yourself a few questions before making that decision. There might be an actual need for a standby generator, not just a want for one.

Questions to Ask

Be sure to ask these concrete questions when making this consideration. The answers may change your mind.

  • Is anyone in your home sick often? If this is the case, you may want to get a standby generator. If you have a family member who needs a constant flow of oxygen – which is powered from an electrical outlet – you need a generator to keep that person breathing comfortably. Or if one of your children requires a medication that needs to be kept in the fridge, you don’t want to run the risk of that medication spoiling because your fridge isn’t on.
  • Do you or your family members have to go to work? If you need to make the trek to work, you need a standby generator. The generator gives you the ability to take a warm shower with the lights on, ensuring you’re at work on time and in the proper dress code.
  • Finally, are there any dietary restrictions in your household? If you have family members that don’t eat certain things, for example a gluten-free, lactose-free, or sugar-free diet, you need a standby generator. This will ensure that all forms of food that are necessary in your home are kept at the right temperature in your fridge.

What Are the Answers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we think you should consider a standby generator. Not only does it allow you to perform your everyday tasks without a hiccup but it also aids in keeping your family members safe and healthy. For more information on standby or backup generators, call the Baylor team at 812.425.8435.

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