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2 Reasons To Consider A Generator As A Back Up For Your AC System

Most people take electricity for granted. But obstacles may arise that may prevent electricity from reaching your home, which could stop your air conditioning system from working. The following are two reasons a backup generator might be a good investment. A generator will also be a precautionary measure against power outages.

A Few Power Enemies

The following are a few things that may cause power outages:

  • Outdated power grid or wiring
  • Ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe weather
  • Obstructions in your power grid's transformers, like wildlife
  • Backhoe errors that may stem from initial construction

These are just a few things that could go wrong and cause you to lose power for some time, and a generator can help you prepare for any of the aforementioned possibilities. 

1. Generator Will be a General Backup

The first reason you should consider a generator is because it will help keep your air conditioning system on, as well as other gadgets and appliances, should you experience a blackout. But you will need to know how much power your home needs, including what your air conditioning system needs. Keep in mind that most air conditioning systems can easily demand 3,000 to 5,000 watts hourly. But you can talk to your HVAC specialist about the specific needs your generator must satisfy to buy the correct generator.

2. Your Safety

A power outage could put you and your family in danger if you live in regions with extreme temperatures. Extreme temperatures, such as heat, can easily dehydrate you. The signs of dehydration are the following:

  • Extremely yellow and somewhat smelly urine
  • Dry mouth or dry eyes
  • Nausea
  • Lightheaded
  • Muscle cramps

Extremely cold temperatures could put you in danger as well, which could cause some of the following symptoms:

  • Shivering that lessens or disappears even though the temperature has not changed
  • Hunger
  • Nausea
  • Trouble speaking
  • Lack of coordination
  • Fatigue

These are just some of the dangers related to extreme temperatures that you may be exposed to should you be caught without a generator, which should help keep your air conditioning system running during a power outage.

You can talk to your generator specialist to find the right generator for your home, with a capacity that suits your needs best, as well as possibly purchasing a generator that is portable versus a more stable one. But, as you can see, a generator may be helpful if you have an emergency. Contact a business like Childers Enterprises Inc for more help.