You Need a Backup Generator — Here’s Why

Living in Virginia, we’re all used to experiencing unpredictable weather and its unpredictable consequences. Especially during hurricane season, there are countless negative effects that a big storm can have on your day to day life. One of the most inconvenient of these is the dreaded power outage. These days, we are so used to always having power that we would feel lost and miserable at home without our trusty lighting, air conditioning, running water and refrigeration. Not to mention the havoc that having no power would wreak on a business, and the potential danger of the situation if you live with young children or the elderly. 

One of the best investments you can make for your home or business is a backup generator. With a generator, you are no longer at the mercy of your power company during a storm or other emergency that leaves you with no power, and you can live your life uninterrupted, without the fear of losing your daily conveniences. 

How it works

A backup generator works by constantly monitoring incoming voltage from the utility line. When it detects a power outage, the generator is signaled to activate. Then, the utility line leading to the generator is shut down and the power line coming from the generator begins working, providing practically seamless power to the critical circuits in your home or business. When regular power comes back on, the voltage from the utility line will return, power will transfer back to the original source, and your backup generator will return to its normal operation. 

Since every home differs in size and energy consumption, there is no ‘one size fits all’ for backup generators. Whether you use propane or natural gas, whether you’d like to power your whole home or just a select few circuits, you have options, and you can have peace of mind knowing that there is a generator package that is just right for you! 

In Virginia, weather can be unpredictable, and you want to be prepared for the worst. To protect your home or business from the next blackout, call Miller’s Services at (804) 758-4314 today and schedule your backup generator installation. 

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