Contingency Planning For Businesses: Reserve Your Generators Ahead Of Hurricane Season

Is your business ready for Florida’s hurricane season, which runs between June 1 and November 30? With proper contingency planning, such as pre-ordering a generator, you can save a great deal of money and stress in an emergency.

We are masters at helping businesses in South Florida retain power in outages. Our experience proves one thing is for certain: Generators go really fast in a hurricane or emergency of any kind that causes loss of power.  And we all know the rules of supply and demand, when demand goes up and supply goes down, costs go up.

If you are lucky enough to find an available generator in the midst of a power outage, for one–congrats, you work faster than most. Two, pull out your credit card and brace yourself because you’re going to pay generously for it. EVERYONE wants a generator when the power goes out, and that means the cost to rent on goes through the roof.

Generators sell out in the blink of an eye during hurricane season, and what will you do if your home or business is without power for hours, maybe even days? We know a secret, a way to get around paying more for your generator in a storm, hurricane or emergency power outage.

All you have to do is plan ahead and reserve a generator ahead of time. When you reserve ahead of time you are guaranteed the generator you need when you need it. You will not pay the surge price, instead you get the same flat rental rate as always, on top of the reserve fee. The reserve fee starts at $1,000 and goes up from there depending on the size generator you require. You must reserve the unit(s) you need and pay the reserve fee before Memorial Day.

Emergency Rental Rates For Generators

Emergency rental rates differ from standard pricing simply because of increased demand and decreased supply. By reserving your generator ahead of time you pay less than anyone else that waits until the last minute. Plus, you don’t have to stress about not finding a generator for rent because you’ve already got one with your name on it.

What Is The Reserve Fee?

The reserve fee starts at $1,000 and goes up from there depending on the size of the generator you require. After you put down the deposit, you are guaranteed the right generator in an emergency. A standard rental fee is charged on top of the reserve fee, but you never pay inflated surge costs.

The Importance Of A Backup Generator For Florida Businesses

Having power during an emergency is extremely important for any business, especially if you plan on staying open. It’s equally important to keep the power going if you operate sensitive equipment that needs to stay up and running, such as servers or server room AC. Generators ensure emergency systems, such as pumps, fire systems, etc., remain operational and prevents things like people getting trapped in elevators.

Even if you have generators already in the building it is smart to have one reserved in case there is a problem with your existing generator. If that happens you are in the same boat as everyone else looking for a generator during an emergency.

What Size Generator Do You Need?

A generator is no good unless it’s the right power size to accommodate your needs. We can help you figure out the ideal generator size for your business by asking you a few pointed questions. Mainly we need to know the voltage and amperage (volts and amps). Most commercial buildings in South Florida operate under 3 phase power, in which case they should be either 208 or 480 voltage.

If you’re unsure, try looking at the power panel or power meter to see if it says anything there. We are more than happy to touch base with your electrician in order to determine the right generator size for your needs. Don’t have an electrician? Don’t sweat it, we are here to help!

Don’t forget to reserve your unit by Memorial Day in order to qualify for this money saving offer! Units go fast; place your order as soon as possible.