A Standby Generator Pays for Itself

Northwest Louisiana is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Laura, which left many people without power for several days through some of the hottest temperatures of this summer.  For many people, this was a wake-up call about the need to be prepared and with three more months of hurricane season still to go this year, now is the time to think about a generator for your home.

A whole home standby generator is a big investment, to be sure.  But the first time you face an extended outage in the midst of a Louisiana summer, it’s an investment that pays for itself!

Consider: If your power were out for three days, maybe a week, how much food would you lose from your refrigerator and freezer?   You wouldn’t be able to use your microwave or coffee maker; you might not be able to cook at all if your stove and oven are electric as well.    

In the summer heat, it’s too dangerous to remain in your home without air conditioning or fans, so you’d have to go somewhere else.  How much would it cost you to pay for a hotel until your electricity is restored?  And could you even find a hotel room?  As Hurricane Laura came through the area, most of the local hotels were completely filled. 

Keeping a family in a hotel room and living on fast food for several days gets pricey as well as probably driving you stir-crazy.  But with a generator, you can remain in your home, using some or all of your appliances, and you won’t lose any of that food in your fridge!  A generator saves your money and your sanity.

To learn more about the various sizes of generators we offer, contact us today.  We’ll be happy to help you make the best choice for your needs and your budget.