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5 Reasons To Service Your Home Generator Before Hurricane Season

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In Florida, hurricane season typically starts early June and ends in November. For locals who are used to this time of year it’s part of SoFlo living but if you’re not a local – it can often be worrying.  Preparing for hurricane season is part of life in South Florida and we know that before the season starts, it’s time to make sure our home generator is up and running. However, if you are not used to living in a hurricane-prone environment it’s good to remember that taking the right precautions means that you’ll successfully navigate your first hurricane season.

5 Reasons to Service Your Home Generator Before Hurricane Season Starts

No matter where you are or what you’re doing – being prepared can save your life. It might sound like an exaggeration, but without some planning and foresight, you’ll be in for a rough time. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that sometimes technology can and will fail us when we least expect it. However, if you prepare properly, you’re less likely to encounter technical problems.

1. Timing is Everything

It feels like only yesterday that we were enjoying the holiday season that the December months bring but soon enough hurricane season is here.  We all know how important it is to get the essentials sorted as soon as you can. Knowing that your home generator is up and running means you’ll have peace of mind for when the season starts. Always ensure that it’s working long before the season fully hits the coastline. If not – you’ll be waiting in long lines to purchase a new one.

2. Unexpected Power Outages

You may be used to only losing power during hurricane season however life does enjoy throwing the odd curveball at you with surprise power outages. You can’t predict when they’ll happen, but you do know that without the comfort of a generator at home, things may stay dark for a while. This is why you need to ensure that you scheduled regular maintenance on your home generator.

3. Cost-Effective

People always say that time is money, with regular maintenance you can save both. Having a maintenance plan in place guarantees that your generator keeps working. Having your generator serviced quarterly can help prevent last-minute call-outs for repairs or replacements. Keep in mind that once hurricane season starts the demand for generators increases tremendously and you’ll often find them out of stock.

4. Waste Not – Want Not

There’s an expression that implies if you don’t waste things, you’ll never be without them. The same applies to having a backup power supply in your home. Having a generator to keep the basics such as your fridge and freezer on ensures you are not wasting money replacing perishable food items that have spoilt.

5. Don’t Lose Your Cool

Modern society would not survive without electricity. It powers our lives in one way or another. Connection to others via smartphones, the ability to work from home on your laptop, and the necessity of keeping cool.

Having your generator serviced will ensure that when the power in your home goes out, you are able to keep your electrical devices charged and run a small portable AC unit. A home generator that works efficiently helps you and your family stay as comfortable as possible until the electricity in your home is up and running.

Don’t forget – if you don’t have one, now may be the best time to invest in a whole-home generator! If you’d like more information on generators for your home, call the team at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric today at 561-391-1048!