Storm Season Is In Full Force. Are You Ready For A Power Outage?
It happens like clockwork every May.
The air gets warmer and the weather gets less predictable and more intense, and we all know it’s coming. So there are really few excuses not to have a backup power plan in place. After all, you may only lose power for a couple of minutes, but it could also end up being weeks. And enduring a power outage that long could prove to be a miserable experience.
It’s a fact that the U.S. has more blackouts than any industrialized nation. Last year alone over 14 million Americans went without power for more than 24 hours. While there are many reasons why outages are so common here, the biggest one is we’re affected by some of the most powerful and unpredictable weather systems on the planet.
“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” - Mark Twain
Nearly every corner of the United States can experience some form of extreme weather throughout the year. In May, however, cool Canadian air collides with warm, damp air from the south and the Pacific, creating violent weather in the form of blizzards, tornadoes, and even tropical storms and hurricanes. Mix that with an aging electrical grid and there is a good chance the power will go out somewhere. Installing standby power is something we can all do to prevent a power outage from impacting us.
A wide variety of standby generators are available today, since virtually every home requires a different amount of emergency backup power. For those who live in homes with more serious power needs, and who don’t want to sit and play solitaire by candlelight for the length of a blackout, some options are better than others.
“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world, and ourselves.” - Marcel Proust
There’s a reason police departments, fire stations and hospitals across America rely on Cummins standby power. They don’t have time to worry about whether or not they’ll have backup when they need it. They’ve got to know their generator is going to kick on exactly when it’s supposed to, and really, you shouldn’t expect anything less for your own home. That’s where the Cummins Power Generation home generator comes in. It’s built to the same solid standards as every other Cummins product and is more than capable of helping our customers avoid what could be a very unpleasant experience.
Both the air-cooled and liquid-cooled models are extremely efficient and are designed and tested to the strictest standards. These generators are installed with an automatic transfer switch, which means you don’t have to interact with the generator at all. So you can rest assured your generator will work when you aren’t home – making life a little easier when you need it the most. The bottom line is, if you want standby power that will work when it’s supposed to flawlessly, efficiently and silently, then you can count on a Cummins Power Generation standby generator.
Ultimately, May in America leaves us with some hard facts to deal with. One is the probability it is going to storm. A lot. Another is we live in a nation with an aging infrastructure. And a third is these ingredients combined can bring about power outages. We don’t know when or where, but we do know we can take action now to prepare. Will you be ready?
“Don’t knock the weather. Nine tenths of all people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.” - Ken Hubbard