Have you ever thought about whether you could you live in your home without power? We take electricity for granted. But that’s changing. In California, and especially in San Diego County, electric companies plan blackouts to help prevent wildfires. That practice won’t stop any time soon. And sometimes power shutoffs occur for public safety purposes to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires. Wildfire season isn’t getting any easier, and San Diego County has experienced life threatening, catastrophic wildfires, and wildfire season isn’t getting any easier to manage.
An emergency generator is a back-up power supply that provides electricity to your home in the event of a utility outage. They come in many sizes, but there are generally two types. A stand-by generator automatically comes on when your home’s main source of power is lost, and runs on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. A portable generator is operated manually and runs on a rechargeable battery.
A few reasons to get an emergency generator are: