5 Steps for Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricanes are unpredictable, and the weatherman can only tell us so much. For hurricane season, Comfort Engineered Systems, Inc. in New Orleans, LA offers some tips that can help you and your family stay safe, and your home stay powered during treacherous weather.
Charge Your Electronics Before The Storm Hits.
Stock Up On The Essentials.
Move All Outdoor Furniture Inside Prior To The Storm To Reduce Damage To Your Home.
Invest In Hurricane Proof Windows And Garage Doors.
Have A Backup Generator Installed.
Generator Care During a Storm
Storms. Electrical failure. Animals. An unreliable power grid: Power outages can happen at any time and having a portable generator is a great way to keep you and your family protected. Operate your portable generator safely during an outage with these tips.
Never operate a portable generator indoors. In homes garages, basements, crawl spaces or other enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation. Always use generators outdoors, maintaining a safe distance from outdoors, windows and vents.
Fires are a danger when you improperly use a generator power source or deal with fuel. Make sure the generator is cool when handling, fuel is stored away from living spaces in properly labeled containers, and that you are not blocking exhausts and intakes.
Electrical hazards can also occur if you use your generator improperly. Never plug the generator into a wall outlet to backfeed emergency power to your home. Keep the generator dry, on a flat surface and use heavy-duty outdoor-rated extension cords that are in good condition.
According to a recent survey, losing power is a homeowner’s number one fear In the event of a storm.
Generac Has a Solution
Owning a portable or home standby generator provides peace of mind. Preparedness puts the homeowner back in their comfort zone.
“One of the best investments I have ever done was to buy my Generac propane generator. I have since lost power 3 times and 123 I’m back up! I’m the envy of the neighborhood! I bought it from my good friend Ed Perez and everything he told me about the quality and performance and everything he claimed was right on. I highly recommend it to everyone reading this, I can’t believe I’ve lived this long without it!