Hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods have caused major destruction across the United States this summer. Currently, over a million Louisiana citizens are without power after Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29th. Unfortunately, there's no way to prevent a devastating natural disaster from occurring; but there are ways to prepare.
Summer 2021 surely wasn't as crazy as summer 2020, but it was full of some devastating natural disasters across the country. Here in the Delaware Valley, we had our fair share of intense storms, damaging floods, and ensuing power outages. And while we can't stop Mother Nature from striking again, we can take the steps to prepare for the next blackout.
Portable and permanent generators can provide lifesaving benefits when your home or business is faced with a power outage. They can power a wide range of critical electrical equipment including heating units, refrigerators, freezers, lighting, computers, and water pumps. However, generators also come with their own set of risks. In order to ensure safety for yourself, your family, and the people working to restore power in your area, you must adhere to the following guidelines.
Most of us have experienced at least one power outage in our lives; if you haven't, consider yourself lucky! Power outages could last for just minutes, but could also last for days or weeks on end. So, why take the risk? If you want to be prepared for the next outage and ensure safety and comfort, schedule a free in-home estimate as soon as possible.
Backup (also known as standby) generators are an excellent way to provide your home with reliable, uninterrupted power during a power outage. Founded in 1959, Generac is the number one manufacturer of home backup generators, providing customers with quality comfort and peace of mind during times of need.
Losing power at home is a total bummer -- there's never a convenient time to experience a blackout. Luckily, there is now a safe and affordable way to directly power your home with a portable generator so that you'll never have to deal with this major inconvenience again. And, you can watch an installation and how it all works in our video below.
Storms, heavy snows, winds, and accidents can cause a power outage; but that doesn't mean you're stranded in the dark until electricity is restored. A home backup generator can supply enough power to keep at least the necessities in working order until repairs are made in your area.
Between overloaded power grids and unpredictable weather patterns, you never know when the electricity in your home will go out. Even worse, once it’s out, there is no way to predict when it will get restored. It could be hours, days, or even weeks before you see the sweet flicker of electricity in your home again. The best thing you can do to avoid lighting up the house with candles is to prepare your home with either a portable or a standby generator.
When a storm rolls through and knocks the power out, all the modern conveniences we take for granted disappear. We suddenly find ourselves with no way to cook, heat our homes, run medical devices, warm baby bottles or store refrigerated foods. Investing in a portable generator is more affordable and can certainly ease some of the hardships of a blackout, but a home standby generator is a more permanent solution.
Senior citizens living alone in their own home, rather than in assisted living or with someone else, may face a higher degree of safety challenges when it comes to power outages. Some may rely on assistive medical equipment such as respirators, ventilators, rechargeable power wheelchairs and scooters, oxygen machines, etc. These devices can be the difference between life and death, and are essential just as much as food, water, heating, and cooling.
When there is a power outage, the risk for danger intensifies, especially if there are no backup sources of energy to power basic equipment needs.