Power outages are a fairly proper occurrence in Glenview, IL, the inclement weather brings high winds, frosty rain, excessive humidity, feet of snow, torrential downpours and every imaginable temperature concern; A disruption in power leaves us separate from running water, lights, refrigeration, sump pump, dehumidifier, oil furnace and cooling system.
All of us can’t take a shower, flush the toilets, watch cable, use the internet or adjust the indoor temperature; In the Spring, when there’s thunderstorms and snowmelt, the basement can potentially flood because the two of us can’t run the sump pump.
In the summer, when the temperature soars into the eighties and we’re left separate from a/c, the house becomes so hot and sticky that it’s impossible to sleep. There’s concerns over mold and mildew growth. The worst problem is the sub zero temperature of winter. If the two of us can’t run the oil furnace, the two of us can’t remain in the house very long. There’s the potential for water pipes to freeze and burst, then being separate from power for a few sixths is discouraging, however losing power for various mornings is fancy and dangerous. I finally invested in a standby generator. The generator is permanently installed outside of the house, senses any interruption in power and automatically takes over. It runs on natural gas so it operates as long as necessary with no need for refueling. The generator is powerful enough to supply electricity to all of our essential systems, electronics and appliances, however we’re able to go on with our regular lives when there is a power outage. All of us avoid pricey injure to the home, discomfort, safety risks and inconvenience. Although the generator was rather fancy, it was entirely a worthwhile investment.