11 Jun Is Not Having a Generator Actually Costing You Money?
Many southeast Michigan homeowners believe they cannot rationalize spending a large amount of money on a whole house generator. Automatic generators are not cheap, there is no doubt about it. However, you may find that it’s to your financial advantage to make the investment in a generator now, rather than paying thousands for the damage that can result due to a power outage later.
Without a battery backup for your sump pump, a basement flood would cost you thousands.
A fried computer can cost you $1,000. Hours of work that was unsaved, photos, and other unsaved documents aren’t all you may lose if the power goes out. Without a surge protector, your computer might literally be fried as the result of sudden power loss and power restoration.
Without a battery backup for your sump pump, a basement flood would cost you thousands. During a thunderstorm your basement may flood if prone to do so. While having a sump pump gives you a measure of protection, it will not work without a battery back up in the event you lose power. Anything and everything in your basement may be ruined including not only carpet or furnishings, but precious memories.
How much do you spend on groceries? If you have a deep freeze where you store a lot of frozen meats, entrees, pizza, ice cream, and other foods, an extended power outage could mean hundreds of dollars of loss in food. Think of all the food, drinks, and condiments (steak sauce, mustard, mayo, etc.) in your refrigerator. Can you really afford to lose $500 worth of groceries – or even more?
Even candles and batteries that make it possible for you to see in a power outage cost money, and it adds up if you experience a few outages in a single year.
Maybe you need to re-think your decision not to buy an automatic generator. At Haley Mechanical, we want to help SE Michigan homeowners be prepared for power outages, but we also want to help you save money!