5 Top Backup Power Options


Natural disasters during this time of year can be frequent and rampant, causing power outages and headaches for you, your home, and your family.

Prepare your home against blackouts and inconveniences with these top 5 backup power choices!

 

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  1. Portable Generators

Portable generators can be used in a pinch for a variety of your electric appliances, including your fridge, washer and dryer, TV, water heater, and air conditioner! They’ll run on gasoline, propane, diesel, or natural gas, and have power ranges from 500W to 17000W. They’re a great choice for short blackouts or moving around!

  1. Standby Generators

Standby generators have to be permanently installed, but work automatically. It can power whole buildings in the case of blackouts that last weeks at a time! If you want a standby generator, make sure you schedule maintenance for every 200 hours of generator usage, including filter changes and part replacements, along with keeping the vents on your generator clean of debris.

  1. Battery Banks

If you want to go the DIY handyman option, you can make a cheap battery bank setup for your home! A bank battery setup for your home will charge throughout time through your home’s power supply when the electricity is running. If ever the power shuts off, you can fall back on your battery bank to give you the energy you need!

  1. Solar Panels

Go green with solar panels! These panels can turn the sun’s rays into electricity that can come in handy during a power outage from the grid. If you go with solar panels, make sure you get a proper solar panel professional to install an inverter and junction box so you can retrieve the power you need hassle-free.

  1. Wind Turbines & Wind Generators

If you live in a windy area, take advantage of it with a wind turbine! These generators have propellers that are moved by wind and transform the kinetic energy from the spinning turbine into electric energy. They’re pricey, similar to solar panels, but it’s a great investment for both the environment and you over time!


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