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Generating Comfort

Betty Fields knows the misery of being left in the dark.

“No lights, no refrigerator, no freezer — everything was ruined. It was awful,” the Lilburn retiree remembered about losing power for a week while living in New Jersey. That memory spurred Fields to act quickly when she read about Walton EMC’s standby generator program in the January 2021 Realite. The co-op partners with two Georgia-based electrical solutions companies, GRESCO and Anderson Power Services, to make it easy for Walton EMC customer-owners to purchase and install a quality home standby generator at a competitive price.

A whole-house standby generator guarantees uninterrupted power should the Walton EMC system ever experience an electrical outage. Fueled by natural gas or propane, it can power everything in a home at once. This includes critical hard-wired systems like air conditioning, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large appliances.

The generator can also be a backup power source for electricity- and battery-dependent assistive technology and medical devices. This feature prompted John and Linda Helms to have a whole-house generator installed at their Monroe home last year. It’s among several home improvements they’ve made to comfortably age in place.

“We don’t ever want to go into a nursing home,” John said. “So we wanted to make this house where we could stay here. This is our forever home.”

Investing in a generator was a good business decision for Warren and Lynda Gilbert of Conyers. Along with their daughter, Kathy Bullington, they operate a home-based company that depends heavily on computers and other electric office equipment. Investing in a generator eliminates costly downtime resulting from a power outage. “No power. No work. No income,” Bullington said. Whether for business or residential use, a whole-house generator is worth every penny of investment, assures John Helms. He summarized: “It gives us peace of mind.”

INTERESTED IN A WHOLE-HOUSE GENERATOR? Call 770.222.1315 to schedule a free, no-obligation site survey by Anderson Power Services.