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What Happens If You Don’t Have an Automatic Home Backup Power Generator in Gainesville, Florida
If you live in Gainesville, you enjoy something that not too many Floridians have — four distinct seasons! While much of South and Coastal Florida barely see fall or spring, Gainesville’s dense tree canopy includes dogwood, maple, hickory, and sweet gum trees whose leaves come alive with fall color and leaf out alongside colorful blooms of azaleas and redbuds during the long spring.
Situated squarely in the center of North Florida, you’re two hours from Jacksonville or Orlando and 90 minutes away from either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. Gainesville’s climate is described as humid, subtropical, and mild, but if you live here, you know that on a day-to-day basis, this covers a wide range of temperatures, humidity, and weather events.
Does it get cold? Yes, it does. You can count on 15 or so days with subfreezing temperatures, sustained freezes every few years, and a dusting of snow once or twice each decade. Hot? That too. And summer’s oppressive humidity makes average highs in the low 90’s feel closer to 100 degrees. And, like its coastal counterparts, Gainesville’s hot season is long and wet, with regular afternoon thunderstorms that bring wind, rain, lightning, and power disruptions.
By Florida standards, Gainesville has a low hurricane risk. Storms like Eta (2020) or Elsa (2021) usually arrive in North Central Florida as tropical storms that bring rain, flooding, wind, and power outages.
Gainesville is rarely hit by a major hurricane. Except when it is . . .
When Hurricane Irma made its final landfall in Southwest Florida on September 9, 2017, it triggered one of the nation’s largest natural disaster-related power outages ever measured, knocking out power for more than 12 million Floridians. Irma continued northeast, traveling between Orlando and Tampa as a Category 1 storm. Irma’s eye passed over the Gainesville Airport early on September 10th, with 40-60 mph winds and 12 inches of rain that sidelined emergency support crews for four hours. More than half of Gainesville and surrounding Alachua County homes lost power, some lost water, and In some areas, restoring power took up to two months.
If you live in Gainesville, you know that anytime the power goes out unexpectedly – whether it’s due to storms, power grid problems, or wildlife misadventure (think squirrels and short circuits) — it doesn’t take too long for food, supplies, and peace of mind to run low.
If you don’t have an automatic backup home generator, your options are limited when the power goes out for any length of time. You can wait for it to come back on. That means no cooking, no lights, no refrigeration, no HVAC — which is especially brutal during Gainesville’s hot, humid summers. There’s no TV, no phone chargers, no power for medical devices, and for some, no running water. Hunting down an available hotel room – or a kind-hearted friend with power who can take you in — can mean depleting your dwindling phone charge. And, that can be a gamble if the roads en route to your destination are blocked by flooding, fallen trees, downed power lines, or traffic accidents.
While you can’t control the weather, you CAN avoid a replay of the inconvenience, worry, and insecurity that comes every time there’s a severe weather alert or a power glitch that could mean losing electrical power in Gainesville.
So, before the next season brings new power outage challenges, you can explore an altogether better option—the peace of mind that comes with uninterrupted power from an automatic, whole home backup generator from Canter Power Systems.
When You’ve Got a Backup Generator in Gainesville, Florida
Now, think about how your life would change if you never had to worry about being without power service in Gainesville or Alachua County – ever again. If the power goes out – for any reason – you can relax in the comfort and protection of your own home. Your life goes on as usual, even if power is out for an extended period.
Whether it’s a major storm, a power grid failure, or a sunny day blip, your home backup generator turns itself on automatically, just 15 seconds after your home’s power goes off — and it stays on until utility service is restored. You don’t have to do anything.
Even if the power goes out while you’re not home – you don’t have to worry. Maybe you’re inching your way home along West University Avenue or West Newbury Road, or you’re stuck on I-75 between Clark Butler Boulevard and SW Archer Road. Wherever you are, your Generac generator will start up automatically and run everything in your house that you count on, just as if you were there.
Imagine this scenario next time the power goes off in Gainesville. . .
Whether you live in University Park, in nearby Haile Plantation, or in any of the smaller towns in Alachua County, your lights and power are ON, even if all your neighbors’ homes are dark.
You can heat and cool your home, cook, wash dishes and clothes, bathe, charge your phones and computers and keep your refrigerated and frozen food safe. You can provide a haven for family members, friends, or neighbors who don’t have power. And, if someone in your family counts on power to keep medicines cool or to power medical equipment, you are covered.
Your whole family can watch television, listen to music, read books, play games, and use computers and phones to stay in contact with your larger world. Instead of rationing candles and flashlights, you can stay up after dark doing what you want and need to do. With your Generac whole home backup generator, you can even select to run only certain appliances during a power outage if you prefer. The choice is 100% up to you.
Our Gainesville, Florida Clients Enjoy Peace of Mind
If you live in Gainesville, you’ve experienced how quickly storms or other power outages can make life complicated and stressful. School, work, and transportation are disrupted. You worry when you lose contact with family and friends — those who count on you, or those you count on — even if it’s just temporary.
It’s at times like these that you will really appreciate being in your own home, sleeping in your own bed, eating the food you like, and relaxing with your favorite TV programs, books, and family, not to mention having phone and internet service to keep up with school or work and to stay in contact with family and friends. Keeping up with closings and conditions in and around Gainesville helps everyone in your household feel more at ease and connected.
Canter Power generator owners throughout Gainesville will tell you about the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will never again have to suffer through an unexpected or prolonged power loss. Thanks to your Canter Care Protection Plan’s 24/7 remote monitoring and automatic maintenance, you know that you are always ready for anything. You can plan far ahead by stocking up on food and supplies when it’s most convenient for you, because when an emergency strikes, you know you’ll be comfortable, safe, and fully powered in your own home.
When the Power Goes Off, Your Life Can Go On SM
Securing Your Whole Home Generator
Installation day is an exciting time for our customers! When our crew arrives with their new Generac generator, they know that they will no longer need to worry about random or severe power outages. We just wish we could be there to see the smile on your face the first time your automatic generator turns on.
Here’s How to Get Started with Your Whole Home Generator
1. Set up an appointment for your free estimate with our knowledgeable generator specialists. They are available for in-home or remote consultations. Your specialist will assess site conditions, provide clear project details and a materials list, and financing options. At the end, you’ll have everything you need to make a power-full decision.
2. On average, the cost for our white glove Generac generator installation and monitoring is $15,000 with the exception of double generators, service upgrades, or unusual circumstances. Your assigned specialist will help you find the perfect fit generator for you and your family. There are also financing options and payment plans available.
3. After signing the contract, the Canter team gets to work! Our check list includes over 100 items that we take care of for you, including permits, utility coordination, inspecting, and start-up. Everything is expertly handled to get your generator running in 45-60 days so that you can rest assured and be power full. Learn more about what to expect from Canter Power.
Contact Canter Power Systems NOW and avoid “roughing it” indoors.
Why Choose Canter Power Systems For Your Home Generator
in Gainesville, Florida
It’s important to make the best choices when it comes to protecting your family and your home when bad weather strikes Gainesville.
Here’s why Canter stands apart from the competition:
- Recognized and awarded #1 Retail Installer of the Year for the entire U.S. by Generac (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- We’ve provided both commercial and residential electrical services in the Southeastern U.S. since 1948. That’s more than 70 years!
- We offer customized home generator systems to fit your specific needs and budget
Will manage the entire process from start to finish:
- FREE in-home estimate (contactless, if desired)
- Match the appropriate standby generator system for your home
- Coordinate entire home generator installation and connection
- Perform installation with both electrical and gas connections, all required municipal permits and inspections, necessary testing, official start-up certification, and complete ongoing home generator support and service
We’re the largest automatic backup residential power generator installer and Generac dealer in the US for whole house generators.
Generac Power Pro Premier Dealer in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi service areas.
Exclusive automatic backup residential power generator installer for over 700 Home Depot stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, most of Florida and Texas, plus sells and services the states of Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Can customize a home generator system to fit your specific needs and budget.
Is the authorized automatic backup power generator provider and installer for the Piedmont Natural Gas.
From the moment you become a
Canter Power Systems customer,
the Peace of Mind Protection Plan guarantees you never have to worry about losing power again.
Always a Free Consultation
Contact us today for your no cost and no obligation consultation with a Canter Power Systems generator specialist and technical services advisors. We offer both in-home and virtual consultations.