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Blackout? Don't run out of power at home.

Blackout? Don't run out of power at home.


We are in the season when at any moment a winter storm can hit us, and we could lose power at home.


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How to avoid being without power in a power outage

What can we do if the same thing happened to us again with the winter storm last year?

We would not want to be without electricity in the house for so long. There are a couple of solutions that I can recommend. Neither solution is easy or cheap. Even if, running out of power can be much more complicated than the solutions that I will mention below. Blackout? Don't run out of power at home.


How to avoid running out of power during a blackout?


1. Have solar panels with a backup battery.

2. Have your own electricity generator.


Having a photovoltaic system is not easy and it can be costly. Even more so if it includes a backup battery. It is necessary to have the battery backup, otherwise, if the power goes out in your area, you will not have power either. The reason for this is that when you have a PV system without a battery, the energy generated by the solar panels is returned to the distribution grid and can electrocute those who are fixing the problem on the grid. If the PV system has a battery backup, the voltage inverter stops sending power to the distribution grid and sends it to the battery. In case of not having power from the grid, the house uses a power battery.


The average cost of a PV system with a battery is $ 45,000 UDS


Don't be alarmed, if you are going to sell your home, the PV system can be sold when you sell the house.


Don't run out of power at home with an electricity generator

The other way to generate electricity for your home in the event of a power failure is with an electricity generator. There are various brands, capabilities, and uses. I suggest that you understand your home's energy usage specifications to choose the correct generator.


A generator will use gasoline, diesel, or propane gas, which can also run out. GENERAC is one of the best generators and you can easily get and install it.


The average cost for an electricity generator is $5,000 UDS


Better safe than sorry. Ensure the well-being of you and your family and don't wait for the emergency to arrive and prepare.


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