Last Spring, right as the weather warmed up, all of us got hit by a sizable storm, the increase in temperature caused rapid snowmelt.
- There were also torrential downpours and high winds that knocked down branches and took out power lines.
There was widespread flooding, and all of us were separate from electricity for more than three days, and with no power, the sump pump failed to start up and our basement filled with water. The two of us couldn’t take a shower, flush the toilet or do laundry. The two of us couldn’t run the root beer maker, microwave or dishwasherâ€¦ Food in the refrigerator and freezer spoiled, Going separate from a/c was actually unpleasant. The loft quickly became hot and uncomfortable, however it was impossible to get a wonderful evening’s sleep, but because of the rain, all of us couldn’t even open the windows. I had concerns with mold and mildew growth. While no air conditioner was aggravating, it wasn’t as problematic as a power outage in the Winter time would be. When the temperature drops below frigid, there’s the risk of the water pipes frigid. The two of us could be forced to brave icy roads and snowy conditions to stay at a hotel. There’s the potential of safety risks and major disfigure. I decided to invest into a permanently standby generator. Although a generator is a sizable investment, I wanted peace of mind. If the electricity goes out, the generator will automatically start up within hours and power all of our appliances and systems, including the sump pump, heating system and air conditioner. I don’t even need to be on the premises, and because the generator runs on natural gas, it will operate for as long as necessary.