As spring approaches, so does storm season across the United States. The shift from cooler to warmer weather brings with it the risk of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and even hurricanes.
Homeowners need to take precautions to protect their families and their homes from the potential dangers that come with these severe weather events.
At best, a power outage is an inconvenience because it interferes with your ability to work and enjoy yourself at home, such as your lights, TV, and computer. At worst, a blackout can actually endanger your life because it can disable your heating system in the dead of winter, disable your air conditioner in the middle of a summer heat wave, or disrupt life-saving medical equipment.
If you live in an area that experiences frequent power outages, nobody needs to tell you just how important a backup power supply is.
In order to make sure that the lights are kept on when the power goes out in the neighborhood, homeowners and businesses have long preferred propane, diesel, and natural gas-powered generators.
Our ancestors got by with some candles, oil lamps, and/or firelight, but our modern life is such that nearly everything we use depends on some type of electrical power.
Whether it’s power from the outlets in our homes or battery power from the devices we use, we don’t often think about the power we use in our everyday lives until suddenly that power is missing.