How Generators Can Actually Save You Money

Most of the benefits of generators seem pretty obvious. From keeping your lights on during a power outage and your fridge working to keep food from going bad—there is little reason not to invest in a house generator. But the biggest benefit of a generator is often ignored: cost savings.

This summer, we can expect thunderstorms to bring heat, high winds and moisture causing the power to go down from time to time. Whether it's a short outage you barely notice in the night or a day-long outage impacting your quality of life, it's important to have a backup generator. Standby house generators offer peace of mind, cost savings, and so much more for home and business owners.

Generator Benefits for Homeowners

For homeowners, generators have gone from being a luxury to a necessity. Having a house generator can make all the difference in keeping your family cool and comfortable during a power outage vs. being hot, left in the dark and stressed. It can also help you avoid other interruptions in your day-to-day life.

Here are a few ways generators can save you time, money, and energy:

  • Lower Your Insurance Rate: Generators keep lights on and security systems running, so it's no wonder why so many insurance agencies view generators as an investment in theft protection. That's why installing a generator can reduce your homeowner's insurance rate.
  • Increase Property Value: A recent study by Remodeling Magazine found that half of the cost of a generator is made back in increased property value. This is especially appealing after considering all of the customer-friendly generator finance options. If you're looking to sell your home soon, a house generator could be a small but mighty way to increase your property value.
  • Save on Food and Lodging: Power outage costs can quickly add up when you consider all the costs associated with keeping your home running. For example, a refrigerator full of spoiled food can equal around $200 lost on groceries. Some families choose to stay in hotels during outages, which can incur around $250 a night.
  • Save Your Plumbing: If you've invested in a home sump pump to avoid plumbing backups during a storm — it's important to have a generator that keeps it running during the most crucial times. After all, basement plumbing damage can quickly cost you thousands and set you back in more ways than one.

Benefits for Businesses

For business owners, a commercial generator is a necessity. Most businesses can't function without power, and closing for days or weeks just isn't an option. Depending on the type of business, power outages can result in major safety hazards and losses. But having to close your doors isn't the only risk your business could face during an outage. Here are several other reasons why you need a generator for your business:

  • Security: There are people out there who look to take advantage of businesses during power outages when security systems are down. With a backup generator, you can continue to run your lighting and security systems and keep your business safe from looters.
  • Data Loss: If you store important data on your business computers, that information is at risk of being lost during a power outage. Computers are vulnerable to surges and outages, and data that your business relies on could be lost. Generators can help protect your vital digital information without missing a beat.
  • Connection to Customers & Suppliers: Another important aspect of your business is staying connected. For many businesses, staying online is just as important as keeping the physical doors open. If you've ever experienced a WiFi or power issue in general, you know how devastating it can be for your business.
  • Efficiency: You may not even need a massive generator to power your entire building during an outage. You can always choose different parts of your building to power and shift around sections and employees to remain efficient. Speaking of employees, you may still have to pay them even if work is closed. With a generator, you'll be able to save that money and not lose out on productivity.

Investing in the Right Generator

Whether you're seeking out commercial generators for a large building or a whole house generator, the team at Bradley Mechanical can help. We'll provide you with top recommendations and solutions that fit your unique needs and budget. Best of all, we'll install the system and ensure it's up and running same-day.

Prepare for storm season today. Give us a call to schedule your generator consultation.

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