Portable generators from Valley Home Services, Maine

Having a backup generator for your home can be a huge benefit considering the frequency of blackouts in Maine. Reasons so many people choose to invest in backup generators include:

  • Power is automatically restored if a blackout or power outage occurs.
  • Keeping the lights on makes your home safer to navigate in the event of a power outage.
  • You won’t lose heating if the power goes out during the winter.
  • Your daily tasks can continue uninterrupted.
  • The risk of power surges or voltage fluctuations that might damage electronics and appliances or cause fires is reduced.
  • Your freezers and fridge will stay cold, so you won’t deal with food spoilage.

Studies have found that Maine residents deal with more power outages than people in any other state. Maine customers suffer an average of 3.9 outages per year. Maine was second behind Florida in the average total duration of power outages each year at 14.1 hours. The average duration of an outage caused by a major event like a blizzard in Maine was nine hours per year, with outages not linked to major events estimated to last 5.5 hours per year.

You might not think 14 hours without electricity per year is that big of a deal, but keep in mind those are just averages. Some customers suffer outages more frequently and for much longer periods, while others experience far fewer and shorter outages.

An outage in the middle of the night or during the day when you’re at work might not seem like a significant imposition, but long outages can be annoyingly inconvenient for you and your family. Outages also have the potential to be dangerous, especially if the lack of electricity deprives you of heat or communication.

Inconvenience Isn’t the Only Downside of an Outage

Power surges and voltage fluctuations can fry computers and modern appliances. Even minor fluctuations might reduce the longevity of circuit boards or components in your electronics. In a time where everything from your refrigerator and coffee machine to dishwasher and microwave have complex electronics, many of your appliances might be at risk from power surges.

Backup generators ensure you never suffer the inconvenience or dangers of power outages.

Preventing Avoidable Homeowners Claims

Whether you can get insurance to pay out a personal property damage claim from a power outage depends on your policy and the type of damage.

However, it’s generally preferable to avoid the entire process of being forced to deal with the insurance company. There are claim negotiations, deductibles and the potential for your premiums to go up.

A backup generator might help you avoid needing to file a claim for preventable damage related to power outages, power surges or voltage fluctuations.

Protect Your Bangor Property and Family From Power Outages

Valley Home Services, headquartered in Hermon, Maine, provides heat pump and generator installation, maintenance, and repair services in Bangor and the surrounding areas.

We’re committed to helping our neighbors stay comfortable and keep their lights on, regardless of the weather or other conditions outside, by installing the highest-quality automatic standby generators renowned for their dependability.

We also offer generator services to ensure your backup generator is always in good working order. Contact us at (207) 945-9008 to find out if our backup power systems are right for your home.