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Summer storms are not all bad. They often bring needed rain or welcome cooler air. But if they escalate to the severe stage, they can be kind of scary. High winds, hail, lightning and even tornadoes. We get our share of severe storms here in the Midwest, so it is a good idea to be prepared in case one erupts in your area.

The first and easiest thing to do is protect all your electronic appliances. Most of us have many, from big-screen televisions to computers, etc. If one of the aforementioned bolts of lightning happen to strike your home, they could not only cause a fire, but a sudden electrical surge that will zap your electronic devices. Invest in surge protectors for your home and avoid seeing a lot of money get fried in a sudden electrical power surge.

Summer storms can also cause damage to power lines and other utilities, which means in the middle of a hot, sultry summer night, you could suddenly find yourself without air conditioning. Or electricity to light your home and power such appliances as your refrigerator. Depending on the severity of the storm, you could be without power for who knows how long. It doesn’t take long for your comfy home to become as humid as it is outside, or the food and cold drinks in your refrigerator to spoil.  

You may not need a backup generator often, but it sure is a relief to have one when you really do need it. Here at Merts Heating & Air Conditioning, we know the importance of having a reliable backup power source when summer storms hit Chicagoland. That’s why we offer a full line of dependable Briggs & Stratton generators. Have our qualified technicians install one of the units in your home and you won’t have to worry anymore about coming home to a hot, dark house or going extended periods of time without power.

In the event of a power outage, these home backup generators will make sure that not only your air conditioner is still running, but also your security system, computers, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer and other appliances. They are also versatile and can be set to power everything constantly or set to prioritize power needs. A transfer switch can be installed to automatically kick on the generator, even when you are away.

So, call Merts today and let’s get your home protected with a Briggs & Stratton generator. Your peace of mind is worth it.