Wildfire season is approaching, and with the California Utilities launching unprecedented planned power outages, homeowners are scrambling to be prepared. You don’t fully realize your dependence on electricity until the power goes out. Refrigerators, freezers, medical devices, phones, lights and computers, how will you keep them up and running during a power outage or failure?
Here are some options:
Whole house standby generators will automatically turn on if the power goes out and can power essential portions of your home or even your entire home. These can even be controlled remotely.
An alternative to installing a permanent standby generator, is a portable gasoline powered generator. Portable generators can be used to power a few items and will need to be manually started by the homeowner and kept filled with gas.
You can hire a licensed electrician to install a transfer switch to operate a single circuit or even several circuits in the home so that you can keep your essential items running.
Even those with solar will be out of luck unless they have a means to store and distribute the power generated by their solar panels. There are home battery products available that will allow you to store enough power to run the essential circuits in your home for 6-8 days. Some can even be re-charged with portable solar panels to keep your important appliances running.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has been serving the greater San Diego Area since 1988. They can help with any electrical or plumbing problem from minor to major and are now offering comprehensive energy solutions from Solar Power to Automatic Standby generators and home battery backup systems.