Do not create a false image of yourself as a miser to your family members or friends. What is that you are doing when you have power failures or power fluctuations in your house? You may immediately switch off all the costly appliances that run on the electricity. This way you would be thinking that you are saving your money. But, don’t you think you are compromising on the way you want to enjoy your life for which purpose you have bought home all the costly appliances like the smart tv or the home theater or the PS4 for children. Not always you could run all of them on the alternative energy sources like the power backups.
Also, though you are ready to run the appliances on power back up the power backup itself may not suffice should you have to run the show continuously. So, be cautious that you do compare energy fluctuations from each supplier are likely to be and also check how much time this sort of fluctuations are likely to exist in a day and for how many times. This sort of information when you have handy with you, you could decide better as to which supplier is the best for the continuous usage of the appliances when you truly need them.
Of course, when you need the power to be supplied during peak times without any fluctuations then definitely the price would also be high. In such situations, you could shift doing some of your activities to the off period so that your consumption of electricity during the peak time is not more. Do evaluate all the pros and cons before you make a final decision as to which supplier you should sign the long term agreement of availing the service.