Before we even try to answer that question, let’s start by talking about the worst time to buy a generator for your Illinois or Northwest Indiana home. Do not try buying a generator the day before a major winter storm. Do not try buying a generator on the eve of a forecasted severe weather outbreak. In those scenarios odds are you will find just about every generator in stock has already been sold. Even if you happen to find a generator, there will be very little chance it can be professionally installed on short notice.
DON’T BUY BASED ON SHORT-TERM NEED
The best time of year to buy a generator is right now, when you don’t necessarily NEED one. Doing this allows you to shop around and consider all options without the pressure of having to make an immediate decision. We all know weather events are a major cause of power outages AND those storms can happen anytime in Illinois and Northwest Indiana, but you can play the odds a little bit. Early spring or early fall are likely the best options for generator shopping to avoid the panic buying before, during, and after severe weather events.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
A generator equals peace of mind because no one can predict when a power outage will happen. It is a huge inconvenience when the lights go out. If the power outage lasts for more than a couple hours, it can be much more than an inconvenience. That’s why Merts recommends a whole-house Briggs & Stratton generator. It will seamlessly turn on and provide electricity whenever the power goes out, and automatically shut down when the power grid comes back online.
AN ADDITIONAL NOTE FOR CURRENT OWNERS
Please don’t forget generators are no different than any other mechanical device and they require regular seasonal maintenance to assure reliable performance. Depending on how old your current generator is, you may also want to consider a replacement to give you even more peace of mind.
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Let Merts Heating & Air Conditioning help protect your Steger, IL or Crown Point, IN home from damaging power outages. Remember what we said: NOW is the best time to buy a generator, when you don’t need one. So, call NOW to schedule a no-obligation appointment. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information like this.