Chances are good that you will lose power to your home at some point. Back in 2005 a report said power outages were on the rise and another article said large outages increased from 2006 to 2010, too.
We’re used to weather interrupting our service here in Nebraska – from thunder storms to ice to 90-mph winds. Other reasons for power failure add up to the inevitable truth that your electricity will more than likely go out one day.
Power loss costs money, whether it’s the food in your fridge spoiling or a flooded basement when your sump pump doesn’t run. Some home medical equipment like dialysis or CPAP machines require electricity and can put your health at risk if they’re not running when you need them. Don’t forget the issue of safety. A lack of electricity will not only take out traffic lights, but it can leave prisons vulnerable to break outs or possibly even lead to public unrest.
You can protect your home and safety with a residential generator, which can keep your lights on when everyone else’s are off. Granted, a quality generator is not cheap but it’s worth the price when your peace of mind is on the line.