Backup Generators

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    TOM: Be it sleet, snow, or something (chuckles) in between, winter weather wreaks havoc and causes lengthy power outages. Prevent that downtime and damage by hooking up your home to a backup generator. Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.

    LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.

    TOM: Every year, 75 percent of Americans experience a power outage. This inconvenience can sometimes turn to crisis, especially when a household includes young children, elderly residents, or anyone with special needs.

    LESLIE: Your family can make it through any winter outage if you’re equipped with a backup generator. It’ll automatically run your home’s electrical appliances and it uses your existing supply of natural gas or propane.

    TOM: Shop around for the right generator style and wattage for your needs. You can easily gear up with power ranging from 7,000 to 20,000 watts or more and with automatic transfer switches that seamlessly switch power to your home generator when the utility lines go dark.

    LESLIE: I’m Leslie Segrete.

    TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit

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