This past summer, our local area got hit by a important 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 cooling system or even box fans, and the apartment was horribly hot and clammy. The windows panes were fogged over with condensate running down them. I was always trying to get rid of mold and mildew growth, but it was difficult without running water. We couldn’t take showers, flush toilets, use the toaster, run the pop maker or watch TV, however our sump pump wasn’t operational so the basement flooded, causing a good deal of injure and expense. All of the perishables in the refrigerator and freezer spoiled. The power outage was drastically uncomfortable, inconvenient and costly. We were blessed the power outage happened over the summer time rather than the winter. Our local area gets hot and cold temperatures down to twenty-numerous below zero with bitter windchill, tons of snow and blizzard conditionsâ€¦ Local schools and corporations are often closed due to the weather and occasionally there is a driving ban. Being stuck at cabin in those types of conditions without a working oil furnace would be a nightmare. There would be a unquestionably real opening of the water pipes cold 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 oil furnace, cooling system, sump pump, water oil furnace and all of our essential appliances.