This past summer, our local area got hit by a sizable storm. The high winds knocked down branches and trees. There was wide-spread flooding and power outages. The rain made it impossible to open with windows, and the outside temperature was in the high eighties. With no electricity, both of us couldn’t run the a/c system or even box fans, and the new home was horribly boiling and clammy. The windows panes were fogged over with condensate running down them. I was consistently trying to get rid of mold and mildew growth, however it was difficult without running water. Both of us couldn’t take showers, flush toilets, use the toaster, run the tea maker or watch televisionâ€¦ Our sump pump wasn’t operational so the basement flooded, causing a fantastic deal of damage and expense. All of the perishables in the refrigerator and freezer spoiled. The power outage was seriously uncomfortable, inconvenient and fancy. Both of us were lucky the power outage happened over the summer time rather than the winter. Our local area gets temperatures down to twenty-numerous below zero with bitter windchill, tons of snow and blizzard conditions; Local schools and businesses are often closed due to the weather and occasionally there is a driving ban. Being stuck at beach new home in those types of conditions without a working furnace would be a nightmare. There would be a absolutely real occasion of the water pipes chilly and bursting. Without heat, our family might not be able to stay in the house. Because of this fear, I invested into a permanently installed standby generator that can power the whole house. It automatically starts up in the event of an outage and allows us to be able to operate the furnace, a/c system, sump pump, water gas furnace and all of our essential appliances.