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Is A Home Generator Worth The Investment?

Home Generator

There is some debate about whether a home generator is worth the investment. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we are pro generators and we’d like to let you in on some of the reasons why.

For a second, think of all your favorite activities to do at home with your family. Now, see how many of those activities require electricity. We’re guessing it’s most, if not all of them, right? Excluding recreational activities, the general functioning of a home relies on the presence of electrical power.

With Florida being in the midst of the 2021 hurricane season and the unpredictability of its damage, ensuring that your home has power is one of the things that you can control.

The Purpose Of A Generator 

A generator protects your home by sensing a power outage and switching on automatically. Generators, like Generac, run on natural gas or liquid propane fuel. They use this to deliver power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up either your whole home or just your essentials.

While the price of a whole-home generator may be out of your budget, it does not mean that you have to embrace the darkness. Generators come in different shapes and sizes, powering either your whole home or just your essentials.

Why Do You Need A Generator?

The simple truth is that a generator is an investment with a number of benefits, like:

Being Hurricane Ready

With hurricane season on our doorstep, now’s the time for any last-minute preparations! Living in South Florida, we’re sure you’re aware that hurricanes have the power to take away our power, sometimes for extended periods of time. With the season lasting up to six months, being at risk of sporadic power outages seems like more trouble than investing in a generator.

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we install the Generac range of generators. It’s a reputable brand and the products are weather-resistant and covered with a powder-coated finish adding to its strength.

Protection Against Power Outages 

Usually, when there is a power outage, it’s recommended that any electronic device in your home be unplugged. This is because when the power comes back on, it creates a surge that could damage your devices. Having a generator, you wouldn’t have to worry about a power surge. A generator will only switch back to grid power when it is safe, protecting your devices.


Whether you have a large or a small amount of food in your refrigerator and freezer, a few hours without power means that your food will start to perish. Once food, like meat in a freezer, begins to thaw it either needs to be cooked and eaten or thrown away. Assuming that your family cannot eat a freezer worth of meat in one day, this can become a very expensive power outage.

Having Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric install a generator could save both your food and money.

Functioning Home 

Electricity plays such an integral role in the functioning of every home. So much so, that when the power goes out and darkness sets in, our family’s moods generally change to match it. An automatic generator will ensure that no more than a flicker of lights will be experienced when the power cuts. This allows your day to carry on as normal while keeping your home (and mood) light.

How Art Can Help You Today 

If you’ve left your hurricane preparations a little late, there’s no judgment here! Our team would feel more at ease, knowing that your family will have power, no matter what this season brings. Call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric today at 561-391-1048, we’d love to help.