- Playing old boardgames… in the dark: With power, its so easy to sit back, relax and let your mind drift whilst you unwind from a hard days work. With no power, you’re bound to be eating out of a fast food wrapper whilst your head lamp flickers on its last reserves of battery as you squint to see if you’ve got the right number Kings in your hand.
- Missing the sport!: If you don’t have power, how will you watch the rugby?
- Security: Whilst this is not something people like to think of, one of the first things potential criminals do is cut the power to a property to allow the alarm battery to drain before they break in. This is common place all over the world.
- Losing time and Money?: How much money are you losing by not having power during business hours? This is a common argument which is often quoted but misunderstood. The obvious loss of earnings for a manufacturing plant would be missing production deadlines, but what about the SME which sells corporate gifts. The opportunity cost of not having power is the loss of business from the calls and emails which you miss or do not reply to timeously. The opportunity cost of not having power is paying staff who are not able to work as everything is on the computer. They are not doing a job to generate an income, whilst you are still paying them the same amount of money.
- Your Children’s Education: Your children can’t do their homework. We live in an age when homework is no longer jotted in a lined notepad. Your children need the internet to do their homework and research the necessary topics to further their education.
- What’s in the Fridge?: Your food will stay frozen or cool even during prolonged power outages. Whilst you might be able to claim on insurance for things such as these, having to throw out a fridge full of food and restock the fridge will always be more hassle than simply keeping the fridge running!
- Natural Disasters: You’re safe from natural disasters and storms. In our moderate climate, this is not as likely as in other parts of the world. This is not to say it cannot happen here. If there is a prolonged period without power in your area are you going to be one of the people with power?
- Do you need to pump water?: Do you need to pump water? Do you have livestock? Water is important and in order to ensure their longevity, you need to keep the water flowing
- Peace of Mind: The panicked call from your domestic worker unable to finish the ironing or your labour force unable to continue on the production line will be things of the past. A standby generator will take over the power supply needs of the house or business.
- Make Neighbours Envious, not Furious: Make your neighbours envious, not furious. Having power during an outage is one thing, but listening to the loud crackle of an open set generator designed to run on a contraction site is nobody’s idea of fun. You can have your cake and eat it by making sure you have the right equipment for the right job.
- Take it camping!: Take it with you! OK, not all generators are small enough to fit in your boot, or in the trailer you take on holiday. A small generator is great for camping and recreational activities, get your monies worth by using your generator more often, in more places!
I am sure there are many more reasons, some more practical than those listed above, but at the end of the day the question will be the same for everybody considering purchasing a Generator. Is it worth it? When you consider all the applications, the peace of mind and the convenience of always having electricity regardless of the situation, I think that most people will come to a similar conclusion. Having a generator for your home, office or business is a great idea!
Leave us some of your ideas of why having a generator is a good idea and we’ll add them to the list!