When's the Best Time to Buy a Standby Home Generator?
One question we're asked all the time is when's the best time to buy a generator?
You might get a different answer depending on who you ask, but it really comes down to where you live. Here in Texas, we’re susceptible to hurricanes from June until the end of November.
Your best bet for buying a Generator in time for Hurricane Season is early Spring but one thing is for certain: the absolute worst time to buy a generator is shortly before, during, or immediately after a major storm.
The Hurricane Scenario
Consider the following scenario. It’s been raining non-stop for more than 24 hours. The wind is howling and there’s flash flooding on nearby main streets. The wind breaks some tree branches and they come crashing down on a power line. The power goes out and you scramble to find a flashlight.
If you were one of the unfortunate residents of the Greater Houston area during Hurricane Harvey, you were likely unprepared to handle the outage. Your groceries spoiled in your fridge and freezer and you needed to find food, fast.
The biggest stressor during a power outage is not knowing when the power will turn back on. It doesn’t have to be like this though. If you have a standby generator with an automatic transfer switch, your lights and appliances will turn back on within seconds.
We’re currently offering a FREE Transfer switch with a qualifying generator purchase.
The Worst Time to Buy
Waiting to buy a generator once the storm has hit the map is really a terrible time. Not only is demand high, but you also have to take into consideration the generator installation process.
The Best Time to Buy
The best time to buy a generator is right now. In fact, there is no better time than the present. It’s always best to be over prepared then scurry around in worry when the next storm hits. Hurricanes are inevitable and a part of nature. They’re always going to happen, it’s just a matter of when they’re going to hit our area. It can be very risky to not take preventative measures to keep the power on in your home.
At Generator Power Systems, we install and maintain generators to customers in an around the Greater Houston Area. Contact us today at for a FREE Power Evaluation.