Month: June 2020
Why You Shouldn't Wait to Get Your Generator
Hurricane season is here – that means it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to be prepared in case of an emergency. The FIRST thing you should do is make sure your home is equipped with a generator. Why? No electricity means you won’t have a resource to power your A/C system, refrigerator, or your electronics – just to name a few. Here are a few reasons to get prepared so you can STAY prepared.
Keeps Your Appliances Running
During a power outage, your generator will be your home’s support system. We may not think about how much electricity we use in a day but almost everything in our homes requires energy including our refrigerators. Being stuck at home during a storm can be frustrating especially if you use appliances, such as your refrigerator, frequently. No power means:
- Nothing to keep your groceries fresh (this includes baby formula, medication, all perishable foods, etc.)
- No A/C system (especially in the hot summer)
- No resource to charge your electronics (phones, video games, TV)
- No WiFi
Protects Your Home From Dangerous Voltage Fluctuations
When your power returns to your home, the voltage can be higher than normal. There are times that voltage fluctuation can cause heavy damage to your home, and owning a generator can protect this from occurring. This can be dangerous for EVERYONE under your roof.
Peace Of Mind
During a storm, we can feel a rush of emotions. We worry about the safety of our family members and our homes. It takes time to determine what kind of generator is right for your home while following standard regulations. Investing in a generator AHEAD of time can assure homeowners that they are safe during times of emergency.
If you are interested in purchasing a generator, please contact our Elite team. We would be happy to help you find a generator that works for YOU, so you are ready for when the next storm hits. That way you can stay comfortable and cool in your home during the event of a hurricane or power outage. . Call our ELITE team today at (772) 783-4480 and we’ll help you stay prepared.
5 Hurricane Tips Every Floridian Needs To Know
There are many things to consider when preparing your home for a hurricane. While there’s never a good time to start the process, it’s VERY important, especially living in Florida, that homeowners are doing all they can to stay prepared. Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind as the season progresses.
Always have a first aid kit.
This should go without saying, but a first aid kit should ALWAYS be an essential supply in your home. You NEVER know when you’ll need something from this preparedness kit, especially when the unknown lies ahead.
Invest in a generator.
A generator can be the ultimate lifesaver for your home during a disaster. This can help your home not only continue power but can also preserve the groceries in your refrigerator, keep your HVAC system running, allow you to charge electronics and so much more.
Keep two cases of water in your home at all times.
We know the panic that instills across the board when the possibility of a hurricane is in the near future. Having at least two cases of water in your home at all times is a great tip year-round! Water sometimes can take YEARS before it expires, so it won’t hurt to add “water” to your grocery store list this hurricane season.
Check your home’s electrical systems.
Making sure your breaker box, internal & external wires, and other electrical systems are in check will give you peace of mind during the aftermath of a storm. See HERE how we can make sure your electricity is set for the season.
Continuing to stay informed by checking your local and national weather alerts, listening to local officials, and keeping up with the latest news is a sure way to stay in the know during an unpredictable time.
If you have more questions in regards to your home’s electric, generator options or other ways to prepare your home for a hurricane, give our ELITE team a call at (772) 783-4480 and we’ll be here for you from start to finish.