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What Happens When You Don’t Have an Automatic Home Backup Power Generator in Lakeland, Florida
If you live in Lakeland, in the heart of Florida’s citrus and cattle region, you enjoy a unique blend of unspoiled natural beauty, authentic “Old Florida” history, and resort-like amenities — with a small-town feel. The largest city in Polk County with a population of 112,641, Lakeland is built around thirty-eight stunning lakes, with parks, trails, and expansive nature preserves that celebrate Central Florida’s biodiversity. At the same time, you’re just about equidistant (about an hour away on Interstate 4) from Tampa or Orlando, Florida’s 2nd and 3rd largest metro areas.
Located in the center of the Florida Peninsula, Lakeland sits about 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 80 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. That means sweltering heat and humidity – and more than just a little excitement from a weather perspective. Hurricanes, tropical storms, and almost daily thunderstorms can bring heavy rain, lightning, damaging wind – and power outages.
The good news is that, compared to South Florida or the Panhandle, Lakeland has a lower (but still real) hurricane risk. Because of their inland location, Lakeland and Polk County are rarely in a hurricane’s direct path. But at least every other year, hurricanes heading up either of Florida’s coasts bring severe weather, property damage, casualties, and power outages. For example, in October 2019, Hurricane Nestor caused outages for more than 8,000 Lakeland Electric customers, followed in July 2021 by Hurricane Elsa, which knocked out power to 2,000 Lakeland homes and businesses.
And nobody will forget how Hurricane Irma triggered one of the nation’s most extensive natural disaster-related power outages ever measured, knocking out power for 12 million Floridians for up to two weeks, including 28,000 in Lakeland – 26% of all households and businesses. Irma brought tornadoes and winds that battered the entire area, causing considerable damage to property and the electrical grid.
Winter throughout Polk County is sunny and drier, with mild temperatures that reach into the 70s by day and overnight lows that are usually in the 50s — and very rarely below freezing. Occasionally, short, cold fronts from the north can tangle with warmer air from the south, setting off tornado outbreaks in winter and spring, as happened in 2022.
While severe weather causes most of our major power outages, run-of-the-mill accidents, equipment failures, and wildlife misadventures – think squirrels, snakes, and short circuits – can also disrupt electric service. Fortunately, these can usually be resolved in a few hours. But not always. We’ve all experienced seemingly unexplained power outages that can last all or part of a day, stopping you and your family in your tracks if you’re not prepared.
If you live in the Lakeland area, you know that when your power goes out unexpectedly, 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, especially when the power goes out for an extended time.
You can wait for it to come back on. That means no cooking, no lights, no refrigeration, and no HVAC – which can be especially brutal during Lakeland’s hot, humid summers. There’s no TV, no phone chargers, no power for medical devices, and sometimes no running water. When outages are widespread and longer than a day or two, hunting down an available hotel room or a kind-hearted friend can be a gamble – especially if roads along the way are blocked by fallen trees, flooding, 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 Lakeland.
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 Generac generator from Canter Power Systems.
When You’ve Got an Automatic Home Backup Power Generator in Lakeland, Florida
Now, think about how your life would change if you NEVER had to worry about being without power anywhere in the Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro area. 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 I-4, delayed on County Line Road, or stuck in traffic on South Florida Avenue. Wherever you are, your generator will start up automatically and run everything you count on in your house, just as if you were there.
Imagine this scenario next time the power goes off anywhere in the Lakeland area. . .
Whether you live in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, or elsewhere in Polk 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 entire 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 a 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. Your entire 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 a 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 Lakeland, Florida Clients Enjoy Peace of Mind
Whether you live in Lakeland or rural Polk County, you’ve experienced how quickly storms and other power outages can make life complicated and stressful. Work, school, 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 this that you’ll 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 Lakeland and Polk County helps everyone in your household feel more at ease and connected.
Canter Power generator owners throughout the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area 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. And, 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 Lakeland, Florida
It’s important to make the best choices when it comes to protecting your family and your home when bad weather strikes Lakeland.
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.
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