We’ve all been at the mercy of a power outage at some point in our lives. Years ago, it wasn’t such a big deal to sit in a room of candles and wait it out. However, these days so much of our lives are dependent on there being a consistent power supply. Business, finances and our social lives can all be run on the internet, for which power is essential.
The next time a storm hits your area or you are the victim of an unplanned maintenance session by your power supplier, remember that it doesn’t have to be like this. Generators are now very affordable and can easily be configured to be automatically cranked up when the power supply stops running.
These days generators are available in a number of different sizes. Whether you have a substantial need for power or your needs would be met by a portable generator that can run anywhere at any time, there will be a generator for you.
Generators usually run from fuels such as natural gas, petrol or diesel. If you cannot afford to experience a break in your power you can opt for a unit that has an automatic transfer switch. As soon as a break in the supply is detected, the generator will be started up and the switch flipped to feed power from the generator. If the power comes back from your supplier, then the generator will be automatically switched off.
Businesses who are critically dependent upon a continual supply of power will find this invaluable. Agricultural businesses, food storage facilities and mining sites can all be highly reliant upon there being a continual supply of power and with a generator this is possible.
Homeowners can also suffer from not having power available to them. No hot water, no refrigeration for food and no air conditioning. Some people can’t think of anything worse than not having their home comforts available to them.
If your break in power supply was caused by a heavy rain or wind storm, it can sometimes take more than a day to get power poles back up into position and operational. Flooding can also weaken poles and cause them to either fall over completely or at best, lean.
It’s time for both homeowners and businesses to take control of their own power with the use of a generator. You can have it installed by the factory trained dealer so that you won’t have to go through another storm without control over your power.