According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the greatest number of electric outages between 2008 and 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina, happened in July. In that time, weather-related incidents and fallen trees were the leading causes. Electric outages affect half a million people in North Carolina every year, and the average duration of each is about 54 hours. You can avoid suffering without power for extended periods by investing in a quality generator.

What is a Generator, and How Does It Work?

Take a quick walk through your home. Just about everything that you rely on in your day-to-day life runs on electricity — the refrigerator, the air conditioner and your smartphone. Now imagine what life would be like if you lost power and access to those devices for a few hours, days or even weeks. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, does it?

A quality generator takes care of this problem. It can switch on automatically when you’re away from home and turn off when the electric company restores the main power supply. You won’t have to use extension cords because a quality generator integrates easily with your home’s electrical system. And if you’re worried about low fuel levels and refueling, rest assured that you can connect a quality generator to your existing gas supply. How much simpler can it get?

How Can You Benefit From a Quality Generator Installation?

Whether it’s because of a severe thunderstorm or a equipment failure at the electric company, there are plenty of reasons your power can go out. Not only can an outage negatively impact your comfort but it can also affect your health and safety. It can also lead to financial losses. Here’s how you can benefit from a quality generator installation:

  • Prevent damage to electrical equipment
  • Avoid food spoilage
  • Power essential medical equipment
  • Decrease likelihood of criminal activity
  • Continue your day-to-day routine

Are you interested in learning more about how a quality generator can enhance your life? Do you need to perform maintenance on your HVAC system before the summer? Contact Gentry Heating Inc. today at 828-581-4045.

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