Last Spring, right as the weather warmed up, we got hit by a pressing storm; The increase in temperature caused rapid snowmelt.
There were also torrential downpours as well as high winds that knocked down branches as well as took out power lines.
There was widespread flooding, as well as we were separate from electricity for more than three afternoons, then with no power, the sump pump failed to start up as well as our basement filled with water. All of us couldn’t take a shower, flush the toilet or do laundry. All of us couldn’t run the root budweiser maker, microwave or dishwasher! Food in the refrigerator as well as freezer spoiled, Going separate from air conditioning was undoubtedly unpleasant. The condo hastily became boiling as well as uncomfortable, then it was impossible to get a nice night’s sleep! Because of the rain, we couldn’t even open the windows. I had concerns with mold as well as mildew growth. While no cooling system was annoying, it wasn’t as problematic as a power outage in the Winter would be. When the temperature drops below cold, there’s the risk of the water pipes cold. All of us could be forced to brave icy roads as well as snowy conditions to stay at a hotel. There’s the potential of safety risks as well as major mangle. I decided to invest into a permanently standby generator. Although a generator is a pressing investment, I wanted peace of mind. If the electricity goes out, the generator will automatically start up within hours as well as power all of our appliances as well as systems, including the sump pump, oil furnace as well as cooling system. I don’t even need to be on the premises, as well as because the generator runs on natural gas, it will operate for as long as necessary.