It’s been all the talk, and everyone in the Birmingham areas is well aware that this winter is set to be colder and wetter than average. With this being the case, now is the time to be proactive about preparing for the harsh winter ahead.

While no one can forget Snowmaggedon of 2014, many of us know the importance of packing a pair of boots, some bottled water and a few snacks in the car, in case of emergencies. But at the same time, it’s crucial to prepare your home for any wild winter weather as well.

With ice and snow having the potential to cause power outages in the winter, one of the best ways to be prepared, aside from preparing your pipes, is by installing a standby home generator.

Three Huge Benefits of Installing a Home Standby Generator

Reason #1: Enjoy your water supply, even if you have well water.

According to Alabama Public Health, around 800,000 people, or 20 percent of Alabamians, depend on private water supplies, such as wells, for drinking water.

If you receive your water supply from a private well, the pump that delivers water to the household won’t work during a power outage. Once you use the remaining water in the system, you won’t have any more until power is restored. While this may not be a problem immediately, if you were to lose power for an extended period, this would obviously become a more serious issue.


Reason #2: Avoid throwing out countless dollars worth of food.

If the power goes out, and you don’t have standby generator, the FDA recommends you discard any perishable food, like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or leftovers that’ve been at temperatures above 40° F for 2 hours or more, or 1 hour if temperatures are above 90º F.

Of course, if there’s any question about whether or not these perishable foods are still good, it’s best to throw them out as they have the potential to result in sickness if eaten.


Reason #3: Remain safe and comfortable in your home.

While you may not be able to really put a price on having the ability to stay warm and comfortable in your home even when the power goes out, those who work from home probably can.

But along with staying comfortable and on task, a home generator also gives you the means to keep your security system on and your family safe. This may be especially important if the power goes out while you’re out of town.

With all the benefits a standby home generator can offer your family, most people would agree that installing one before the winter hits is simply a smart idea. Some might even say that keeping your family warm, safe and continuing on with their daily activities during a power outage is priceless.  

Home Generator Installation and Maintenance by Guin Service in Birmingham, AL

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.