Why Generators & Surge Protectors Are Becoming Necessary in Today’s Homes

New Generac generator installed behind a Jackson, WI, home.

Why Generators are Great in Wisconsin

Wisconsin residents are no strangers to power outages, which can be caused by severe weather conditions, natural disasters, or downed power lines. Due to these frequent interruptions in power supply, generators have transitioned from being a luxury to a necessity for households across the state.

With the increasing number of people working from home and the growing reliance on various household appliances and technology, it has become crucial to ensure a continuous power supply. A reliable generator can provide the following benefits:

Benefits of Generators

  • Prevent Food Loss: During power outages, refrigerators and freezers can stop working, risking the spoilage of food. A generator can help prevent this loss by maintaining power to these essential appliances.

  • Seamless Transition: Modern generators are equipped with technology that detects power outages immediately and automatically starts the generator to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

  • 24/7 Protection: Generators are designed to automatically kick on even when homeowners are away, providing round-the-clock protection against power interruptions.

  • Remote Monitoring: With Generac’s Mobile Link™ technology, homeowners can conveniently monitor their generator’s status and performance remotely.

Why Surge Protectors are Great in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s unpredictable weather patterns mean that homes are often at risk of sudden and severe storms. Alongside the necessity of a continuous power supply, it is equally important to protect homes from potential damage caused by electrical surges during these storms.

A whole-house surge protector is a vital addition to any home’s electrical system. It functions by blocking excess electrical currents from entering the home’s circuits, safeguarding electronics, appliances, and even the HVAC system from potential damage.

Instances where a surge protector can be invaluable include:

  • Lightning Strikes: Direct lightning strikes can cause massive electrical surges that can damage electronic devices and appliances.

  • Overvoltage from Downed Utility Lines: When utility lines are down, they can send excess voltage into homes, risking damage to electrical systems.

  • Bursts of Excess Energy: Sudden increases in electrical energy can overload and damage sensitive electronic equipment.

  • Faulty or Fried Circuit Boards: Defective circuit boards can cause irregular electrical currents, which can be harmful to connected devices.

At Mr. Holland’s Home Services, we offer the EMP Shield, a state-of-the-art whole-home surge protector. The EMP Shield is designed to protect against electromagnetic pulses, solar flares, and lightning strikes, meeting and exceeding the requirements of MIL-STD-188-125-1 for shunting over-voltage spikes.

What happens every hour your power is out?

Don’t Wait – Secure Your Home Today!

Every hour your power is out, your home and its contents are at risk. Don’t wait for the next outage to strike. Call Mr. Holland’s Home Services today at (866) 992-1717 for a free quote on Generac generator installation. Additionally, learn more about the benefits of installing a whole-house surge protector to keep your home and family safe and secure.

Call Mr. Holland’s Home Services at (866) 992-1717 for a free quote for Generac generator installation and to learn more about installing a whole-house surge protector.

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