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Friday, July 19th, 2019 by Amanda Waldmann
The two times of year when a power outage is the most common are also the two where it’s the most inconvenient: the middle of winter (ice storms) and the middle of summer (heat waves). “Those are the only two seasons we have, though,” you might say. Which is true in Michigan. But still.
Back in the old days of the mid 90s, a power outage in the summer meant that you sat around sweating and read a lot of books. Central air wasn’t as common back then, so this was barely different than summer without a power outage. If you had a portable generator, maybe you plugged in a lamp or the TV and VCR to watch grainy movies you taped off HBO.
But today, outside of the standard problems a power outage causes (the refrigerator spoiling food, etc), we also have to deal with what happens when an increasingly “plugged in” world gets unplugged.
Cell phones need to be charged, and even if you have a landline it’s probably connected to an electric cordless phone. Many homes have WiFi and an increasing number of them are running multiple “Smart” devices like televisions, thermostats, and even refrigerators. Garage doors open electronically. A power outage can bring your life to a screeching halt.
I know none of these are life or death situations - but do they have to be? Why does something need to be absolutely unlivable to make you want to avoid it? Isn’t your day to day quality of life important enough to maintain?
Installing a Kohler whole-home generator means never worrying about power outages, whether it’s 10 degrees outside or 100. It means your home stays at a comfortable temperature, your security system stays active, and your electronics stay charged. It’s the difference between surviving and living.
Whole home generators are about the size of a central air unit and are a permanent fixture outside of your home. Tied into your existing gas or propane line, the generator is connected to your electrical panel through a transfer switch and is always standing by and ready to go.This means you’ll experience little to no downtime in the event of an outage. You can assign it to power just a few essentials or the whole house - whatever works best for your family.
Power outages can happen at any time for any reason, be it a winter storm, a heat wave, or an ambitious squirrel taking down a transformer. Call us today to ask how a whole home generator can help your home.