Power interruptions are frequent, and they bring their share of inconveniences
Backup emergency power
The most obvious benefit of a generator is to have backup power available in case of an emergency. If the power goes out for some reason, you'll be unaffected because the generator will kick in automatically. A generator is the best solution for those who can be greatly affected by a loss in power, such as the elderly, the disabled or families with many running appliances.
When you lose power at home, there can be dangerous voltage fluctuations and surges once it returns. A generator works to prevent this kind of situation by powering certain appliances in or around the house and then turning off automatically when power returns. All of it, with a delay when it transfers back to keep your home safe.
Seamless transition of living
When the power goes out, you won't have to worry about all of your essentials like heating or cooling. They will carry on when the generator automatically starts. Even for non-essential needs, like charging smart appliances or even watch television and take a shower, a generator helps keep your way of living close to the same when you switch from one source of power to another.
Potential savings of thousands of dollars
Even if there is an upfront cost associated with buying and installing a generator, it can easily pay for itself over time. The costs of replacing spoiled food, paying to stay in a hotel, repairing the basement after a sump pump failure, fixing frozen pipes, can easily add up. A generator can prevent those costly charges. Check with your insurance company to see if you can even reduce your premiums by having a generator installed.