Oct 21 2015

warming nearWinters in Edgewater, Maryland, often bring frigid temperatures, several inches of snow, and treacherous ice. If your home loses power during a snowstorm, this could create serious problems for you and your family unless you have an alternate source of power. Investing in a generator provides several benefits to ensure you and your family remain safe and comfortable if there is a power outage.

Avoid Discomfort and Inconvenience

A disruption of power can be a great inconvenience. You will not be able to continue activities for which you normally need power – such as cooking, taking a bath, or keeping needed phones charged. Most importantly, if you rely on electricity for heating, and there is a power outage, it won’t take long for your house to get uncomfortably cold. No matter how many sweaters and blankets you use, it will be difficult to keep warm. You could remain at home and hope power will be restored soon, but in some cases, persons have had to seek alternate accommodation, which could turn out to be costly. Apart from being an inconvenience and making you uncomfortable, loss of electricity can have serious health consequences.

Senior citizens and chronically ill homeowners often rely on equipment powered by electricity. If the power fails, it will not be possible to operate vital equipment. Those with serious health problems are often more vulnerable to extreme temperatures.

When the power goes out, your home no longer benefits from a steady stream of warm air. If your pipes freeze, for instance, they can eventually burst, which can turn out to be a very costly fix.

How a Generator Helps

A generator is a lifesaver if there is a power outage. Modern generators can come on automatically as soon as the power goes out. Having a generator means that you can continue with business as usual even if there is a power outage. A generator helps you to maintain steady temperatures in your home, and also protects your equipment.

Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning provides generator installation, repair, and maintenance services. Call us today at 410-919-0110 for more information so you can be ready no matter what the Maryland weather brings.

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