The Cost of Power Outages
Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Devine Bros
Power outages are more than an inconvenience; they are a complete disruption for homes and businesses alike. And they are only becoming more and more frequent across America.
Did you know that 500,000 people are affected by power outages on a daily basis? These blackouts can cause more than $150 billion in damages every year, according to Kohler Generators. Where do these costs come from? Here are some potential expenses you could be facing the next time the power goes out in your area:
Burst or Frozen Pipes: $10,000
Flooded Basement: $21,000
Mold Removal: $500 – $30,000
Food Loss: $250 – $500
Alternative Shelter: $110 per night
So, how can you prepare yourself for the next power outage in your area?
The best way to protect yourself from blackouts is by investing in an automatic standby generator. These devices can automatically detect a power outage, and turn on within seconds to provide your home with the energy it needs. Unlike a portable generator, standby units produce enough energy to power your entire house – including your lights, refrigerator, and television.
When you compare the cost of a standby generator with the potential costs of a power outage, you can see that protecting your power supply is a smart move. When you add in the peace of mind and convenience factor that generators provide, the decision to invest in one becomes easy.
Residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut can trust the experts at Devine Bros. to protect their power supply. All of our standby generators come equipped with a wireless monitoring system, as well as an industry-leading 5 year warranty. If you live in Norwalk, Wesport, New Canaan, or the surrounding towns, call us today at (203) 866-4421.