Be Prepared for Power Outages with a Backup Generator

It’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute to make plans for a power outage. From October 2010 through March 2011, there were over 2,300 power outages across the United States affecting more than 10,000,000 people, 56% of which were the direct result of snow and ice accumulation.

Alt=Home Backup Generator for Winter StormsBe Prepared for Winter Storms with a Backup GeneratorPower outages are not just inconvenient; electric power is a matter of necessity. Preparing for a power outage should not be a last-minute decision because an extended power outage can cause significant property damage, the experts at Generac say. A lack of heat can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Without electricity to power sump pumps, basements could flood. The warm, moist environment created by a lack of air conditioning or humidity control, combined with an organic food source, can lead to mold growth in as little as 48 hours, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Your perishable food supply could also be in peril, as a refrigerator that has lost power will keep food at a safe temperature for only about 4 hours if it remains unopened, according to the USDA.

A home backup generator is a solid investment when you consider the collateral damage of a prolonged power outage. A Generac home backup generator from Norwall PowerSystems offers a permanent solution to the inconvenience and danger that power outages can cause. It connects directly to your home’s electrical system, automatically powering on seconds after the power goes out and providing emergency power to your home until power returns. And because they run on your home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, home standby generators do not need to be re-fueled. They are also considerably easier to use and more reliable in the long term than portable generators.

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