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Home Comfort During Severe Weather Situation

Do you fear the power going out during a weather storm?

New England experiences a wide array of weather, from ice storms and Nor'easters  to thunderstorms, hurricanes, and the occasional tornado. 

The snow storm of 2011, the ice storm this past year, hurricane Sandy, numerous thunderstorms, all of these have resulted in a lost of power.  What if you didn't have to worry about losing power during these weather events? Automatic standby generators offer a constant back up encase the main supply is lost.  In the winter time a generator will help to keep the heat in your home running and the flow of hot water in your pipes going.  While in the summer time you won't have to worry about losing the food in your fridge or freezer if the power is out for an extended period of time. For homeowners with a sump pump, backup generators will keep power to the pump, keeping your basement from flooding during a thunderstorm.

Automatic standby generators are different then their portable counterparts, they stay outside and can't be moved, along with delivering considerably more power and reliability.  Generators from Honeywell offer the ability to check the status of the generator remotely from a cell phone. Through the same system, Honey can also send notifications about maintenance being needed, ensuring that you'll always back up power.

We're proud to recommend Honeywell generators, we are the exclusive Honeywell installers and service providers. We also service most other brands of generators.

Author,
Robert Stahelski

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