Storm Season in New Jersey: Prioritizing Safety and the Role of Standby Generators
From thunderstorms to hurricanes, New Jersey experiences a variety of severe weather events that can wreak havoc on power infrastructure. In such times, ensuring safety and preparedness becomes paramount. We will guide you through the essentials of staying safe during storm season and shed light on the invaluable role standby generators play in safeguarding your home and loved ones.
Weathering the Storm: Before delving into the importance of standby generators, it’s crucial to emphasize safety during storm season. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind:
- Emergency Kits: Prepare a well-stocked emergency kit containing essentials such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, and medications.
- Communication: Keep a battery-powered or hand-crank emergency radio to stay updated on weather alerts and news.
- Evacuation Plan: Familiarize yourself with local evacuation routes and have a plan in place for your family, including pets.
- Secure Outdoor Items: Loose objects can become projectiles in strong winds. Secure or store outdoor furniture, toys, and equipment before the storm hits.
- Stay Indoors: During a storm, it’s safest to stay indoors, away from windows, and off corded electronics.
The Role of Standby Generators: When storms knock out power lines, blackouts can become a major concern. This is where standby generators shine:
- Automatic Activation: Standby generators are wired directly into your home’s electrical system and automatically kick in when a power outage is detected. This ensures that your essential appliances keep running seamlessly.
- Safety and Convenience: Unlike portable generators, which require manual setup and refueling, standby generators activate without any effort on your part. This is especially important if you’re away from home during an outage.
- Safeguarding Home Systems: A standby generator keeps critical systems operational, including sump pumps to prevent flooding, security systems to ensure safety, and medical equipment for those with special needs.
- Preserving Perishables: Your refrigerator and freezer will continue to run, preventing food spoilage during extended power outages.
Choosing the Right Standby Generator: Selecting the appropriate standby generator depends on factors such as your home’s size, power needs, and budget. Esposito’s Electric experts can assist in determining the optimal generator capacity for your requirements.
Maintenance and Care: Ensuring Reliability To ensure your standby generator functions flawlessly when needed, regular maintenance is key:
- Scheduled Inspections: Routine checks and inspections by professionals will catch any issues before they compromise the generator’s performance.
- Fuel Supply: Keep a sufficient supply of fuel on hand, and ensure it remains fresh through occasional usage.
- Testing: Periodically test your generator to verify its functionality. This can be coordinated with maintenance appointments.
One of our customers recently talked about his experience with Esposito’s standby generator, check it out above.
New Jersey’s storm season might be unpredictable, but your preparedness doesn’t have to be. Prioritizing safety and investing in a standby generator from Esposito’s Electric can provide you with peace of mind, knowing that you’re ready to face whatever nature throws your way. Stay safe, stay prepared, and let Esposito’s Electric be your partner in weathering the storms.