Prepare for Winter Outages with a Generator

Written on: December 4, 2023

Never Lose Power

generator service orange county, ny As winter approaches, there are many reasons to prepare for a power outage. Extreme weather is becoming increasingly common. All it takes is one snowstorm to leave your Hudson Valley neighborhood in the dark. And it doesn’t have to be a snowstorm. The electric grid is imperfect and often overtaxed. It can fail on its own. Or maybe a tree falls or a car skids on the ice and knocks down a power line that your home depends on. There are a lot of situations that can lead to a power outage.

Whatever causes the power to go out, losing power is inconvenient and it can be expensive. Think of all the food that could go bad in your fridge or freezer. Your pipes could freeze and burst causing thousands of dollars in water damage. Or maybe you or someone in your household has medical equipment that relies on electricity. You can’t afford to be without power in that case.

At Downey Energy, we want to help you make sure that no matter what causes your home or neighborhood to go dark, you have the equipment to keep the lights on (and all your electric equipment charged and running).

Extreme weather events and our county’s overtaxed power-grid bring enough worries. Give yourself peace of mind and prepare your Hudson Valley home for winter power outages by investing in a whole-house generator.

At Downey Energy, we sell and install Generac whole-house generators. You can use one of these generators for as little or as much power as you need. If you just want to keep the lights on and the fridge running, a whole-house generator can handle that. If you also need to keep all your electronics going so you can work from home, a whole-house generator can handle that too. Need to keep your security system or medical equipment up and running? A Generac whole-house generator can do all of the above and more.

Whole-House Generators

Whole-house generators allow you to always have power with only a minimal interruption. Less than one minute after the power goes out, your generator will start powering your HVAC system and all your home’s electrical appliances. Having a whole-house generator means you’ll be able to do all of the following:

  1. Preserve your food. Your fridge and freezer will keep running, so will your stove and oven. That’s money saved because no food will go to waste.
  2. Avoid water damage. If there’s flooding because of a storm, you’ll avoid expensive water damage because you’ll be able to use your electric-powered sump-pump.
  3. Avoid frozen pipes. Your home’s heating system will continue to run, so you’ll avoid the stress and expense of frozen or burst pipes if the power goes out on a frigid day.
  4. Keep your family safe. Your home security system will continue to protect your loved ones and valuables.
  5. Stay connected. You’ll still be able to power all of your important electronic devices, so you can stay connected, informed, and entertained.
  6. Stay comfortable. Even a gas furnace or boiler needs electricity for certain components. A whole-house generator means you can keep your home a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather is like outside.

Need Propane?

It’s a good idea to always have enough propane available to run your generator for one week. Whenever you need more propane, contact Downey Energy to schedule your next propane delivery or sign up for automatic delivery.

The Downey Difference

Downey Energy has served our residential and commercial clients in the Hudson Valley for over a century. In that time, we have earned the loyalty of our customers through our dedication to service and reliability.

From Cortlandt Manor to Carmel, all around Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and northern Westchester County, Downey Energy delivers for our Hudson Valley customers.

Contact Downey Energy today to learn more about whole-house generators and all our equipment services.