Winter is almost here in New Jersey, and that means heavily relying on your home’s heating system to stay nice and toasty this holiday season. Staying warm, however, shouldn’t be your only concern once the snow starts to fall. The winter season is a harsh time of year that puts a strain on your home, plumbing, and electrical system. Heavy snow and ice can weigh down power lines or knock a tree over, which can cause major power outages. Luckily, a generator installation done in your New Jersey home by Raynor can help.
No homeowner wants to deal with a power outage, especially in the dead of winter. When you come to rely on your furnace to stay warm and prevent your plumbing from freezing, and to ensure your sump pump prevents a flooded basement, you’ll need something to make sure your home stays powered throughout the holiday season.
How a Standby Generator Can Help You This Winter in New Jersey
It’s always a good idea to have a backup, especially when you’re not sure when the power will come back. A standby generator works by detecting when your home has a power outage and starts generating power. If well maintained, a standby generator will be able to operate consistently throughout a power outage and even the most severe winter weather until the power comes back. If you’re unsure about investing in a standby generator in your New Jersey home, here’s how installing one can benefit you:
- It ensures you stay warm and comfortable. Installing a standby generator ensures that your furnace stays on and continues heating your home. If it’s below freezing outside, it won’t take long for your home to drop to frigid temperatures. Fireplaces provide ambiance and some warmth, but it can’t keep your entire house heated. A standby generator not only keeps your furnace running, it keeps you and your household warm and comfortable.
- It keeps the essential appliances running. Some appliances should always be running, like your refrigerator and sump pump. The food inside your refrigerator is sensitive to temperatures, and when the power goes out, the clock starts ticking until you have an entire fridge full of spoiled food. Your sump pump also requires constant power to prevent a flooded basement. A standby generator can potentially save a life if you live with someone who has a medical condition and relies on medical equipment.
- It protects your plumbing. Your plumbing is already susceptible to the frigid temperatures, but when the power goes out; your pipes are at risk of bursting. When the inside of your home isn’t properly heated, your pipes can freeze, and the ice inside the pipes expands until the pipe bursts. Not only will you deal with malfunctioning plumbing, but a pipe flooding thousands of gallons of water inside your home. A standby generator ensures your New Jersey plumbing is protected and functioning.
- It turns on automatically. Unlike some power backup generators that need to be manually started, a standby backup generator will automatically turn on when the power goes out. This is particularly helpful if you’re away from home or out of town when the power goes out.
Relax This Holiday Season With a Backup Generator from Raynor
No New Jersey homeowner wants to deal with a power outage, especially during the dead of winter. Luckily with the help of a standby generator, you stay warm and protect your home and plumbing. If you’re ready to prepare your home this winter season, a licensed electrician can help get you started.
Don’t wait until the lights go out, call Raynor today!