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Three Reasons You Need A Generator

January 30, 2023 | Blog

Many homeowners are unaware of all the great benefits of having a generator, so our knowledgeable team at Southern Air here in Baton Rouge will explain them.

These gas-operated, power-generating machines create an electrical energy supply that you’re able to use in different kinds of ways. Situations like power outages, birthday parties, camping and more can all be made simple with your own personal generator! Here are some common reasons why investing in a generator for your home is worth it.

A Backup Power Source During Outages

A whole-home generator is a dependable solution to keep you and your family comfortable and safe during power outages. These permanently installed units generate enough power for you to continue using your AC and appliances as normal, and protect your peace of mind.

Can Help Preserve Your Food

Refrigerated food can begin to spoil within 4 hours of a power outage, which can result in hundreds of dollars of wasted food. Generators can help keep the lights on in your home and important appliances, like your fridge, running.

Can Power Electric Operated Medical Devices

If you or someone in your family depend on any electric powered medical devices, it may be necessary to invest in a backup generator for your home. Always consult with a doctor beforehand to have a solid plan for what to do in these situations.

Can Help If You Work From Home

If you work from home or especially if you own a business, losing connection to power and the internet is a major drawback. A generator will help ensure that you don’t lose precious time, money or your good reputation all because of an inconvenient power outage.

Can Be Necessary If You’re On Well Water Or Have A Sump Pump

A loss of power will also prevent your home from having running water if your water source comes from a well. And if you use a sump pump to drain water from your basement, power outages can end up causing flooding and costly damage to your home.

Power For Camping And Other Outdoor Activities

If you enjoy tent camping or other outdoor activities, a portable generator might be a good option for you. These small but mighty machines come in many different sizes to fit practically anyone’s lifestyle, and their convenience makes them perfect for short-term power on-the-go.


Whether you’re setting up a DJ booth in the back of a pick-up truck or using it to power a TV, a portable generator will make your next tailgate experience absolutely epic!

Power Tools

Generators are a great way to have access to portable power for electric tools, especially if you often use power tools and work in locations without access to electricity.

Electric Car Charging

You can even use a generator to charge an electric vehicle in some instances, but there may be some specific instructions or limitations. Always check your car’s owner’s manual or with your local dealer beforehand.

Keep Your Large Events And Parties Energized

There are a variety of reasons someone might want a generator for their home, family events and parties being a couple of them. Some other situations where a portable generator would come in handy are:

  • Birthday parties
  • Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Family reunions

Generator Installation Baton Rouge

The occasional power outage is inevitable, but some people live in areas where they might occur more frequently. For Baton Rouge residents, the possibility of an outage is a lot riskier, especially if you rely on electricity for an important kind of work or service, or even to power a needed medical device.

So whether your reason is for necessity or recreation, Southern Air has the most reliable generator services around. Give us a call today to see for yourself!

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