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A home backup generator, also called a standby generator, powers your home in case of a power outage. With hurricane season fast approaching on the east coast, the time to consider a home generator is now. Almost 50% of power outages are caused by severe weather. You still have time to explore which generator models would be best for your home before supplies run low and a major storm is bearing down on the coast. Let's review the top 6 benefits of a home backup generator. 

1. It's automatic - When the power goes out, your standby generator will kick on within moments to restore power to your home. And it does this automatically, without you having to go out in a storm to start it up. 
2. As much power as you need - As long as you have the right sized generator for your home and power needs, you have as much power as you need to keep your HVAC, appliances and other devices running, without interruption. 
3. Runs as long as you need it - Home backup generators are powered by natural gas or propane from your local utility service. This means they don't run out of fuel and need refueling like a portable generator would. This allows your generator to run as long as you need it. 
4. Prevent catastrophes - In the wintertime, a standby generator keeps your home warm and cozy, preventing frozen and burst pipes. Preventing such a catastrophe saves you money on major leaks and repairs. 
5. Preserve your food - Your home backup generator can power your whole home, including your fridge to keep food from spoiling. You preserve your food and avoid hundreds of dollars in spoilage. 
6. Maintain security - Your standby generator maintains power to your home that is necessary to power your home security system. So, your home and family stay protected in the event of a power outage. 
Owning a home backup generator can provide you with necessary power when you need it most, during a storm outage or other kind of power outage. Here we discuss the top 6 benefits of a home backup generator. Perhaps though, the greatest benefit of all is knowing you'll have power when you need it and the peace of mind that comes with it. 
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Saturday, 01 May 2021 03:46

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

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With smart appliances and home devices being so popular, you might have wondered if a smart thermostat is really worth the investment for your home. There are many benefits of a smart thermostat for your home. Let's take a look at a few of those benefits. 

1. Adjust the temperature of your home from anywhere - Smart thermostats have corresponding apps for your smart phone that allow you to check in on your home thermostat and adjust the temperature from anywhere. Heading home earlier than expected? No problem! Just adjust your temperature to your "home" setting and enjoy your usual comfortable temperature when you get there. 
2. Save energy - The primary reason most people invest in a smart thermostat is to save energy and thus, save money on their utility bill. Use your thermostat's energy saving settings and allow it to automatically adjust your temperature to maximize your savings. 
3. Easy to program - With modern interfaces and the handy smart phone app, smart thermostats are easier than ever to program. A few clicks and you'll have your thermostat all set up. 
4. Vacation mode - Smart thermostats have a vacation mode you can use when you're out of town so you don't have to mess with your regular daily settings. You keep your regular settings where they are and vacation mode takes care of adjusting your temperature while you're away. 
5. Analyze your energy use - Your smart thermostat can track your energy use over time. The insights you gain from this analysis can help you find additional opportunities to save energy and money. 
6. Avoid human error - Forget to change your thermostat settings before you leave? That's not an issue if you have a smart thermostat. It can detect that you've left and adjust your temperature accordingly. You can also adjust it on the fly from your cell phone. 
7. Get alerts - In the event of a power outage or your home's temperature drifts out of your pre-set range, you'll receive alerts. Alerts keep you updated on exactly what is happening with your home temperature. Some systems can also send you an alert when there is a problem with your HVAC system. 
Is a smart thermostat worth the investment for your home? Do you want to be able to control your temperature from anywhere, save energy, save money and analyze your energy use? Then the benefits of a smart thermostat are definitely worth the investment. You'll gain more control over your energy use and get valuable insights that help you save money on your utility bills. 
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