What is a Generator and Why Do I Need One? | Pow'r Point

If you live in Maine, you already know that the weather here can be unpredictable at best. One minute the sun is shining, and the next, there’s a storm coming up on the horizon.

If you’re tired of feeling unprepared, an easy solution worth considering is a standby generator. But many people aren’t sure what generators are, how they work, or if they even need one in their home. Keep reading to learn more and find out if a generator may be right for you!

What is a generator?

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A generator, or a standby generator, is a backup method of keeping your power on, no matter what the weather may be doing. That means that if there’s a thunderstorm, a Nor’easter, flooding, or any other kind of inclement weather, you won’t lose power. If you do happen to lose yours, your generator will kick in and provide you with the energy you need to keep your large appliances running no matter what.

Your perishables won’t go bad, and you won’t need to worry about if you have any internet, and you’ll finally have the peace of mind you’ve always wanted when you’re home during these natural disasters that are simply part of life.

How do I maintain a generator?

Did you know that depending on the application of the generator, you can power it using natural gas, diesel fuel, or even propane?

When you choose a generator with Pow’r Point, you’re getting a custom solution for your home. That means that one of our expert technicians will recommend the best setup for your home and then deliver the generator and automatic transfer switch.

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They will then set your new generator on an onsite pad and perform a factory warranty setup. After making sure your new generator unit is working as it should, you’ll be prepared the next time Mother Nature takes things to the extreme.

The best part? You won’t have to lift a finger, so sit back, relax, and feel great knowing you and your family will be in control the next time there’s a power outage in your neighborhood. If you need a generator for your business, we also offer industrial commercial standby generators as well.

What if my generator isn’t working the way it should?

All generators purchased from Pow’r Point come with a maintenance agreement to ensure that your generator works properly. Our maintenance visits are planned out in advance before your generator can run into any problems and is serviced accordingly.

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But even with preventative care like regular oil and filter cleaning and component inspections, you may still run into issues with your generator not working as it should. If this does happen, all you have to do is call us, and we’ll come out and take care of the problem for you!

With our preventative maintenance program, we keep track of when your generator needs to be serviced, so you don’t have to. We even call you to set up the appointment, so there’s no need to worry that you forgot to contact us in time, because we are on top of it!

What if I don’t want a generator all the time?

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If you know that there’s a big storm coming through Maine and it makes you nervous, but you’re not sure you want or need a generator all the time, Pow’r Point also offers our generators for rent. Our generator rental services are excellent if you’re trying to prepare before a natural disaster, a planned power shutdown at your house, or you lost power but need it back as soon as possible.

No matter what the weather may be doing outside, rain or shine, we are always ready to dispatch our rental units when needed, 24/7.

Why are generators worth the investment?

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Many people see generators as a significant expense that they can’t afford, but you may be losing more money in the long run by not investing in one. On average, a power outage costs a family about $160 for a single day of having no power.

That includes spoiled food from your refrigerator being thrown away. Think of all the ice cream, milk, eggs, and other things you’ve bought that you have to toss because your fridge has no power.

What if you stay in a hotel because the power went out in the middle of the winter? Now it’s freezing in your house. Without heat, you’re looking at much more significant expenses due to staying in a hotel.

Combine that with the general frustration and exhaustion that comes with not having power, and getting a generator starts to make a lot of sense. Wouldn’t you rather invest in your well-being instead of hoping that nothing happens to your house during a big storm?

If nothing else, getting a generator is a sure-fire way of protecting your home from accidentals. The costs associated with power outages go up significantly if pipes freeze during the winter or your basement floods because your sump pump no longer has the electricity it needs to stay on during a storm.

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If one of these calamities occurs, you’re looking at thousands of dollars worth of repairs that you could have easily avoided. Buying a generator saves you time and money and gives you the peace of mind you and your family deserve. For most people that choose to invest in a generator, it’s something that starts paying off for them almost immediately.

Pow’r Point offers financing options to make buying a new generator as affordable as possible when it comes to the cost. With our Financial Calculator, you can easily calculate home loan rates and find one that fits your budget.

There’s no reason for something like the cost to stand in your way of the security you need knowing that your home and family are protected in any season.

Contact the experts at Pow’r Point in southern Maine today for a free estimate to learn more about generators and find one that’s the right fit for you and your home!