Power Outages: What to Do and How a Generator Can Help

Experiencing a power outage can be a genuine inconvenience and frustrating, considering how much of our lives depend on access to electricity. If you don’t have a backup plan, you could be left in the dark (literally). One option for keeping your home powered during a power outage is to use a home generator, making it possible to keep your lights on, your food cold, and your appliances running. In this blog post, we will discuss what to do if you experience a power outage and the benefits of using a home generator.

What to do if you experience a power outage

If you experience a power outage, the first thing you should do is check your power box to see if a circuit has been tripped. If so, simply flip the switch back on, and power should be restored. If the circuit switches in your power box look normal, then the power outage may be due to a problem with the electricity grid or with your electricity provider. In that case, there should be a phone number you can call to report the outage and you’ll need to wait for power to be restored. If you have a portable home generator, you can connect it to your home’s electrical system to provide power while you wait for the power supply to be restored.

How home generators work

Home generators are a great way of keeping your power on during a blackout. But how do they work? Home generators are usually fueled by petrol, and they work by converting the energy in the fuel into electricity which is then distributed through the house via the existing wiring. To use a home generator, you will need to have a transfer switch installed. This switch ensures that power from the generator is not fed back into the power lines, which could endanger line workers trying to restore power. With a transfer switch in place, you can simply plug your generator into a standard outlet and flip the switch when the power goes out.

It’s important to have a professional assess your power needs so that you can choose the right size generator for your home. Otherwise, you may end up with a generator that’s too small to power everything you need or one that’s too big and wastes fuel.

There are several benefits of using a home generator, including:

  • Keeping your lights on: A power outage doesn’t have to mean sitting in the dark. A home generator can keep your lights on so you can continue your normal routine.
  • Keeping your food cold: A home generator can power your fridge and freezer, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your food going bad during a power outage.
  • Keeping your appliances running: If you have a home generator, you can keep using your washing machine, dryer, and other appliances even when the power is out.
  • Avoiding costly repairs: Power surges caused by sudden restoration of power after an outage can damage sensitive electronics like computers and televisions. A home generator provides a steady power supply, avoiding sudden surges that could damage your electronics.

If you live in an area that is prone to power outages, a home generator could be a wise investment. Not only will it keep your home powered during an outage, but it can also provide peace of mind knowing that you won’t be left in the dark if the power goes out. With many types of generators on the market, it’s important to consult an expert to ensure you’re getting the best model for your needs and the best deal. Our generator experts know their stuff and are always available to advise you. Get in touch today through our contact form or by calling 1800 442 447

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