With an average of 34 inches of snow a year, the New Bedford area usually can count on a couple of serious winter storms a year. Wind, freezing rain and ice can lead to power outages during weather that could wreak havoc on a household or business without electricity or heat.

How would your family operate without power for two or three days? Or your business?

Fortunately, there is a local company that specializes in installing and servicing residential, commercial and marine generation systems. R.A. Mitchell Company, owned by the father-daughter team of Robert B. Mitchell and Jennifer Mitchell DeMello, is located on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, between Providence, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, enabling them to respond to the entire region quickly and efficiently.

R.A. Mitchell via Facebook

For homes, standby generators offer peace of mind beyond the smaller portable generators that you might see at big box stores. Portable generators require close monitoring when used and are built to be used for only a few outlets or circuits for a few hours at a time, according to IsMyHomeSafe.ca.

Standby generators, by comparison, are installed outside the home and powered by a local natural gas supply, often with the capability to use propane or diesel stored in the generator itself if natural gas isn't available, according to IsMyHomeSafe.ca. The standby generator automatically turns on when power is lost and then automatically turns off when power is restored.

The team at R.A. Mitchell is happy to discuss which options would be a great fit for you and complete a no-obligation site visit and formal quote. They can coordinate with your preferred contractor or install a fully automatic turn-key generator system to ensure you are never left out in the dark or cold again!

Here's a look at a recent install: