Blackouts

How to Be Prepared for a Winter Blackout

During winter, blackouts tend to come during the worst storms. Often, this is due to stress on the local electric grid: more people stay home, run more appliances, and use more electricity to run...

How to Prepare for a Long-Term Power Outage

Most people rarely think about where their electricity comes from—until it's not there. Long-term power outages remain relatively infrequent. But with aging infrastructure, ever-worsening extreme weather events, and geopolitical instability increasing, long-term blackouts are...

How to Find Out About Power Outages In Your Area

People always say that knowledge is power. But if your area is experiencing a power outage, knowledge of what's happening, proactive foresight, and preparation could literally give you power.  Typically, there’s no warning before your...

Can Ice Accumulation Cause Power Outages?

Everyone knows that winter weather makes driving treacherous. Heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain often make it unpleasant to be outside. What you may forget about winter is that ice accumulation can affect you...

How to Prepare for Summer Power Outages

Blackouts can be incredibly stressful, even if you have been through them many times. Losing power robs us of our daily comforts and essentials, including everything from entertainment to refrigerating perishable foods.  Without following the...

How to Use a Portable Generator During a Power Outage

The combination of an aging electricity grid and increasing episodes of extreme weather due to climate change means that power outages are now a recurring event in many people’s lives. Acquiring a portable generator is...

Solar Generator for a Home Buyers Guide – Top Things to Consider Before You Buy

Looking to buy a solar generator for your home? Look no further than this handy guide. We know how tough it can be to hunt for the best product - shoppers fatigue is a...

What’s the Best Alternative to a Home Backup Generator?

You’ve most likely heard of a home backup generator. You may have even conjured up an image of those burly, fuel-feasting generators that you would see around the side of someone’s house. These days,...

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