Power Outages: How to Keep Your Home Office Operating

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 by Danny Peterson

Ebay and LinkedIn began in someone’s living room. Apple and Disney got their respective starts in small garages. Facebook was created in a dorm room. Some of the most successful businesses started in a basement, a garage or a little office inside a tiny home. It doesn’t matter whether an in-home office hosts one businessman or many, it only matters that the makeshift place of business is ready to operate at any time. Power outages can be detrimental for people who work and run their business from home. Work can be delayed or lost which can ultimately cause major problems for both the business owner and the client. It is important to be prepared in case a power outage does occur. Most people who work from home rely heavily on electricity to keep their business up and running. The remote nature of their work typically involves using a desktop computer or a laptop to access everything they need. Often this computer usage requires some form of access to the Internet to keep them connected to their work. In addition, people who work from home may use a home phone or cell phone to stay in contact with fellow employees or business clients. Depending on what the business offers, there may also be a variety of other items that need electricity to run and keep the business going. When a heavy thunderstorm, snowstorm or hurricane threatens to bear down on someone working from home, it’s not uncommon to get anxious about the treacherous weather and how it might affect their ability to work. No, these at-home workers may not have to travel out in it, but their business will certainly be put on hold if the weather decides to take a turn for the worst and knocks out the electricity. This could mean hours, days or even weeks without the one thing that keeps your business up to date with the outside world. What do you do next? How do you prevent such helplessness from happening again? If you want to keep your home office from encountering such a catastrophic event, you may want to consider purchasing a generator. When buying generators, you have two options. The first option is a small, portable generator that only powers a few home appliances at once. This can include essentials such as the refrigerator or basement freezer. Your second option is to purchase a home generator that can power the majority of your home when a power outage occurs. Not only will a correctly sized home generator keep the essentials intact, but it will also allow you to enjoy a majority of the comforts of your home, including heating and air conditioning, electronics and those essential items needed to keep your home office up and running. With a home generator, you won’t even know that a power outage occurred and you can continue working without any interruption. It is important to note that the size of the generator you purchase for your home must be right for its application. A power outage may not seem like a big deal now, but when one does occur, at-home workers tend to feel helpless and powerless without any of their office essentials functioning. By putting a generator into place your home office can continue operating without a hitch, and this will also allow you to continue hacking out your million-dollar idea uninterrupted. To learn more and find out what home generator solution is right for you visit! Written by Clayton Preble, owner of Georgia Generator, one of the top 30 dealers in the country for home standby and backup generator systems.

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