Backup Power for Summer Storm Season

You’re enjoying a beautiful summer day and a storm rolls in and knocks out the power… we’ve all been there. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electric Disturbance Event Annual Summary, in just the first three months of 2017 there were already 28 recorded power outages due to severe weather. But, with the right generator you can support air conditioners, fans and other appliances through the heat of summer without having to worry about food spoiling or sweating it out through the night.

Backup power gives you and your family reassurance during and after a storm, it’s also ideal for those living in areas that frequently experience severe weather, or in a rural areas where emergency services are limited.

If you’re new to backup power, you have options, which is great because every home has different needs. Not sure which generator is right for you? Check out our generator buying guide. If you want reliable home power restoration but don’t feel the need for a standby generator check out Briggs & Stratton’s new Q6500 QuietPower™ inverter generator

In addition to taking care of your power source, create a communications plan so your family is prepared for storms and any emergencies.

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