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August 8, 2016


Generac Generator outperform Portable Generators

If you live in Florida, you should own a generator. Thousands of power outages are reported every year in Florida. On average, each one lasts between 3-10 hours. In coastal central Florida, a 10-hour power outage can be a heat nightmare. Temperatures inside your home can reach over 90°, ruining any food in your refrigerator and freezer. Not to mention, how hot you and your family will be.

Storms are the main cause of power outages, especially hurricanes. We are already a third of the way through hurricane season this year, but forecasters say the worst is yet to come. Floridians were lucky to have a quiet hurricane season last year and many of the years before that. But, we shouldn’t anticipate the same fortune in 2016. Over 10 years since the last hurricane touched down in Florida (Hurricane Wilma, 2005), The Weather Channel warns the “2016 Atlantic hurricane season..expected to be the most active since 2012.” Temperatures and heat stored in the ocean surrounding Florida are similar to those during 2005 leading up to Hurricane Wilma. Plus, dry air and winds from El Nino are foreboding conditions for strong hurricanes.

With the high number of power outages in Florida every year and the increased threat of hurricanes this season, Floridians must take action to prepare for these events. The best way to protect your home and family after a power outage is having a backup power source: a generator. In many ways, generators are the most important item anyone in Florida can own. It only takes one time for a Florida resident to go without power to realize the importance of a having a generator. Generators keep the food in your fridge from rotting and keep your family comfortable with A/C. The worst thing to go through after a horrible storm is not having electricity. The easiest way to avoid that problem is owning a generator.

There are many generator brands out there, so it is important to know what to look for when buying one. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Automation – few generators start automatically when the power goes out. You will want an automatic operation generator because if you are not home or cannot get to the generator when the power goes out, an automatic generator will start on its own as soon as the power goes out. Generac generators turn themselves on within seconds after your power goes out.
  2. Power source – most generators require you to fill them up with gas. Therefore, you have to not only have the generator but also have fuel on reserve to keep it working during an outage. Generac generators run on your existing natural gas or LP fuel supply, so you will never need to worry about refueling. Other generators rely on a battery source. But what happens when the power is out for days after a hurricane? The battery runs out. Using a gas line directly from your home, Generac generators are guaranteed to last and provide more power than a limited battery can.
  3. Power to your home – almost all generators need to be plugged inside your house to run power to it. Generac generators connect directly to your electrical panel, so you will never need to run an extension cord inside.

Businesses need backup power, too! Generac generators are one of the few brands that make generators powerful and efficient enough to keep your business up and running during a power outage.

Generac generators have proven to be the best on the market: #1 selling brand for backup generators and affordable for all with financing options.

Installing your generator is even harder than buying one. Learn more about Generac generators by visiting advancedairandheat.com. Leave it to the experts and call Advanced Air & Heat today to buy and install your new Generac generator.

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