What’s an Interlock Kit? Why Should you Have One?

We’ve officially entered into hurricane season…are you ready? 

Imagine that you’ve gone off to work in the morning, just like you normally would any other day. Your wife and kids are spending the day at home and, of course, they can’t wait for you to get back. But on your lunch break, you hear on the radio that a hurricane is headed your way. You rush home from work in time to beat the heavy rains and strong winds, but you don’t have a whole-home generator because you haven’t been able to find one that fits your needs. You know that you need some backup in case the power goes out – you want to keep your family safe during the storm. 

Have you been in this situation before? If you haven’t then it’s definitely something we’d love to help you avoid in the future! Getting an Interlock Kit and a small portable generator can help keep your family safe and comfortable in the event of a power outage.

What’s an Interlock Kit 

An Interlock Kit is a small device that hooks onto your main breaker and a generator breaker so that, should the power go out, your generator would not rely on the public power grid. An Interlock Kit also allows you to use a portable generator in the case of a power outage by easily connecting it to the outlets in your home. The device allows you to simply connect the main outlet to the generator convenience outlet instead of using extension cords throughout the house (NOT SAFE). It’s important to note that you’ll only be able to connect the portable generator up to its capacity. Instead of powering just one light or appliance with a portable generator, you’ll be able to power entire rooms. 

Why You Should Have an Interlock Kit 

Hurricane season is certainly nothing to take lightly especially in the Gloucester Hampton Roads area. An Interlock Kit will give you the peace of mind to know that you’ll be safe and comfortable no matter what storms come our way. 

Should you decide that an Interlock Kit is something that you are interested in then give our team a call! The device should be installed by a trained professional to ensure that it’s done safely and properly. Miller’s knowledgeable electricians are happy to help you! 

Schedule an appointment today https://www.millers-va.com/contact/ 

Call for any questions or concerns you have about preparing for hurricane season and purchasing an Interlock Kit (804) 758-4314.

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