Emergency generators are very important tools in many applications that most of us do not realize. From providing emergency power to home owners to keeping electrical power systems up and running in hospitals, emergency generators provide a vital role. Some of these roles may not be as obvious as they are taken for granted on a day to day basis for both residential and business owners. Even major industries do not fully appreciate an emergency generator system until there is a major disaster. Like other events, it sometimes takes something happening for us to learn and appreciate the need for things. The same can be said about emergency generators. Now lets look at some areas where emergency generators can come in very handy, life savers even.
For home owners, an emergency generator can be considered a waste because it is not often used and blackouts and other natural disasters may not hit particular areas for more than 20 years. Buying an emergency generator is not about whether something will happen but rather on being prepared when something does happen. Most of us should have a fire extinguisher in the house in case of fires. The same should be considered for emergency generators. When there is a massive blackout that last for a few days or weeks, how great and comforting it would be to know that everyday life would not be as disrupted. You can still have heat, light, and yes the TV while your neighbor is left in the cold, without AC, or other necessities. Emergency generators can be compared to insurance for the house. We don’t expect anything to happen but we pay a premium just in case. An emergency generator is a one time purchase that should last several years when properly maintained and when a blackout out or natural disaster does occur, you are well prepared.
Some areas may be more at risk without an emergency generator than others. A home owner in Florida or southern Louisiana which is more prone to hurricanes or homeowners in very cold winters areas may find emergency generators more useful than say an area where natural disasters are pretty much nonexistent and weather will not cause severe injury. States in tornado alley probably will find emergency generators more useful than a home owner in Hawaii.
Emergency generators also have a big role in businesses and industries. A store owner who can stay open or keep security systems on during a blackout will definitely come out on top. being able to provide customers with electrical power when the competition cannot is definitely a major advantage. This can be applied to any business from hotels to gas stations. The casino industry also use emergency generators to insure not only the safety of their players but the security of winnings and all financial transactions. Having been in a casino during a blackout myself, it feels good to know that chaos will not ensue if a black out occurs as all lights and security systems are backed up and all slot machines are restarted with memory savings so if I have $300 in a machine, the money will still be in there after a blackout. Hospitals use the same concept but are more important as they can deal with life and death situations. Emergency generators here keep surgeries, life support systems, and other electrical appliances running during blackouts and after natural disasters.
For most businesses, it is just good business practice to have some sort of emergency electrical generator to keep things running smoothly. Many government regulated facilities like power plants, water and waste treatment plants, and government buildings all have some sort of emergency generator to provide electrical power. This kind of preparation is necessary for those rare times when something big does happen.
Well hopefully I have convinced a few of my readers to at least think about purchasing an emergency generator for home or business.