Benefits of a Generator

One of the most important inventions of the past century has been the home generator. In the absence of electricity, home generators allow for the continuation of electrical appliances such as refrigerators, lights, and televisions – all important functions of the average American’s daily lifestyle. While costly, generators are a great way to enjoy your time in the event of a power outage.

Below, we have listed a variety of reasons to invest in a home generator:

Power outages

For anyone who enjoys electricity, a power outage can be a nightmare scenario. There are multiple benefits to having a generator during a power outage:

  • Television

Picture this: you’re sitting down with friends and family. You just turned on the big game and it’s arrived at the most important part, when – BAM! Lightning and thunder suddenly strike, and both your lights and your television go off. You’re missing the action! Luckily, you just had that generator last week installed by Miller’s. You rush out to the garage, start up the generator, and your power is back on in 20 seconds! Just in time for the last few all-important seconds of the game. Lucky you!

  • Freezers and refrigerators 

Here’s another scenario to chomp on: imagine you just got home from the grocery store and you’ve packed your fridge to the brim with perishable foods. Your freezer is now home to brand new packages of chicken and beef. You’re set for the next few weeks. You turn on the television and find out that a hurricane has formed over the Atlantic Ocean and is making its way for Southeast Virginia. Thank goodness you called Miller’s today and set up an appointment for a professional to install a generator for your home! While the weather outside over the next week has a chance to cause damage, at least your food will still be edible. Eat up!

Warmth

Another nightmare scenario is being without heat whenever the frigid winter temperatures. Blizzard season is right around the corner and we surely would not want you to lose access to your HVAC system. A generator has the ability to bring your power back to life, and your HVAC system is a part of this. We want you nice and cozy while the winter winds blow!

We advise you to use caution when using a generator. 

While they might provide a great deal of relief in tough situations, they can be dangerous if not used properly. A major tip is to never bring a portable generator inside your house. While stationary generators are installed outside of the home, a portable generator is, well, portable. We strongly advise you not to bring it inside your house while running under any circumstances. Doing so can release carbon monoxide into your home, which is deadly.

If you are unsure how to go about getting a generator for your home or would like to have one installed, we are open 24/7. Give us a call at 804-758-4314!

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