Prepare for Winter Weather-Related Power Outages with Tips from Generac
Seasonal Forecast Predicts Harsh Winter Conditions across
How to Prepare for a Winter Power Outage Emergency
Experiencing a power outage during frigid conditions can be devastating, and it's important for homeowners to have an emergency plan. When planning for a power outage, homeowners need to consider the following tips:
- Before a winter storm warning, ensure electronic devices are fully charged and have a battery-powered emergency radio ready to check weather conditions and stay current with emergency information
- Purchase water and non-perishable, nutritious, and protein-rich staples that do not require refrigeration or heat
- Unplug all appliances during an outage to avoid damage in the case of an electrical surge when the power is restored
- To safely operate a portable generator, ensure the fuel supply is stable and ready for use. As a rule of thumb, a portable generator will run between nine and 11 hours on 6 to 7 gallons of fuel, if operated at 50 percent load
Long-term damage to the home is possible during an extended winter power outage, especially if the sump pump system is unable to protect the basement from flooding. The best way to be prepared and prevent damage to the home is to secure a backup source of power.
"It's important to consider all available options when thinking about backup power during winter," added Raabe. "While portable generators can easily power up a few appliances straight out of the box, automatic home standby generators offer greater peace of mind and can run continuously until utility power is restored."
Power outages can be monitored this winter with
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