Thinking about buying a generator? Now is the right time to make the leap! Spring is just about here, and statistics show the best time to buy a generator is before the storm hits – literally. In New Jersey, storm season typically kicks in once humid summer weather arrives, when shifts in the Gulf Stream that tend to kick storms and hurricanes right up the coast and into the heart of the Garden State. If you wait until those stormy forecasts start hitting the airwaves, you can expect to pay significantly more for a generator. In fact, buying a generator outside of the typical storm season can save you plenty in upfront costs, and because you’re buying before you need it, you have plenty of time to learn how to use it – and that can save you a lot of headaches.
Learning how to use a generator isn’t rocket science, but it’s not just a matter of flipping a switch and having all your power restored, either. It begins with choosing the right generator for your needs, and that depends primarily on how you want to use it. Most people choose generators that are powerful enough to keep appliances like their refrigerator and freezer up and running, as well as their air conditioning units so they can stay comfortable during those hot summer nights until the power is restored. Many people also choose to make sure they have enough power for electronics like computers and television, as well as chargers for tablets and cellphones. And still others have medical equipment to consider, like nebulizers that help them or their loved ones breathe.
What it boils down to is that each person’s needs are unique, and choosing a generator that meets those needs means you have to know how much power you need to draw and which generators are built to supply that power. Again, it’s not rocket science, but it’s not always an easy task either.
Once you buy your generator, you have to know how to use it – and how to use it safely. Like any other piece of equipment that uses fuel combustion, a generator can cause a deadly buildup of carbon monoxide if it’s not situated and used properly. Taking the time to make sure you know how to use your generator will ensure your safety and the safety of your family when the power goes out.
At Corbin Electric, we’ve been providing New Jersey homeowners with generators for years, and we know how to make sure the generator you choose suits both your energy needs and your budget. We can help you consider all your options so you feel confident about the generator you choose. Plus, we have the expertise – and the time – to set up your generator and explain how to operate it so you feel confident about using it.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a generator, now is the ideal time. Give us a call at 732-536-0444 or use our contact form and learn how we can help you keep the lights on when the power goes out!