6 Reasons You Need a Backup Generator

In the words of Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." As we've all seen, 2020 has been a year that none of us expected and it's proven that you never know what's going to come your way. It's also showed us that we have to deal with what life throws at us. We get to decide how we handle struggle. Do we take the challenge? Do we learn from the past? Do we prepare? Though none of us could have prepared for this year, we can prepare by investing in a generator that can keep your little world running, even if it seems to stop for everyone else. So, expect the unexpected and find out 6 reasons you need a business generator and a home generator! 

1. Minimal Down Time 

If you experience a power outage, you'll find that there is minimal downtime between when the power goes out and when the generator comes on. A generator isn't incredibly useful if the power goes out and then you have to wait for an hour for the generator to come on. You want something easy, efficient, and perfect to maintain home and business operations. 

2. Prevents Food from Going Bad

Do you have a fridge or multiple fridges full of food that has to be kept cold? If you're a restaurant, you likely have a whole walk-in fridge and freezer full of food. In the event of a power outage, you don't want to throw away hundreds or even thousands of dollars of food. A backup generator will keep your food fresh and ready to eat!

3. Keeps Well Water Running

Though municipal water systems will still run if the power goes out, the same isn't true for wells. To maintain running water on your property if you rely on a well, you must have a well pump. If your power goes out, your well pump won't pump water, leaving you without running water. All you have to do is hook up your well pump to your generator and you will be back in business in no time at all. 

4. Continued Business Operations

If you're a business owner, you know that you have to continue to pay employees if they're at work during a power outage, plus you lose profits from work that isn't being done. An hour of unproductive pay and ceased operations can have a surprisingly large impact. With the minimal downtime of a generator, you would lose less money as business operations would resume as soon as the generator turned on.

5. Prevents Interruptions to Security Systems

In the event of a power outage, the last thing you want to see is looting and other criminal activity taking place on your property because of a lack of security. If you have a security system that can be flipped over to a generator, you won't have as much of a worry about looters targeting your business.

6. Runs on Natural Gas

At H&H, we install Generac generators. These are some of the best generators on the market and also have the added benefit of running off of natural gas or LP. Generators need gas to run, and you might find yourself having to make several trips looking for gas if your power outage lasts too long. With Generac generators, they run off of natural gas from municipal gas lines which is virtually unlimited. You'll be all set! Click here to learn more about Generac Generators!

Generators are a great investment and would make a great addition to your home. It's like insurance – you hope you don't need it but it's great when you do. Be prepared for the next storm and have your generator installed! 

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