How Kohler Generators Can Help Keep Disaster Costs Down
Severe weather is the single leading cause of power outages in the United States. The amount and severity of these outages has spiked dramatically over the past decade, causing physical, emotional and economic hardship for many Americans. Here is a look at the cost of power outages in the U.S., as well as some helpful tips on how to protect your home and family during the next big outage.
Power Outages are Costly
Power outages cost American households $150 billion annually with 87% of power outages are caused bysevere weather (50,000 or more customers).
weather-related outages accounting for $25 – $70 billion per year.
Consider a winter-time outage can cause pipes to burst leading to more damage to other home infrastructure. By the numbers the combined costs can quickly spiral out of control:
$10,000 Frozen or burst pipes
$20,000 Flooded Basement
$500 – $30,000 Mold Removal
$250 – $500 Food loss
$110 Average per night hotel
Prepare for the Next Power Outage
River Pointe Electric can help you decide which generator is best for you. From portable generators to standby power generators for home, business or industrial applications. Call 901-412-5190 to speak to a professional today.
Make sure you prepare and have these items readily available during the next power outage.
- Self-powered radio
- Gas for your car (gas stations may not be able to pump gas)
- Unplug major appliances (prevents overloaded circuits when power is restored)
- Extra batteries for flashlights,
- Unplug lights with the exception of one so you know when power is restored
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