MILWAUKEE, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past year, homeowners across the U.S. have experienced several weather disasters including Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Issac, winter storm Draco, and the devastating tornado that rocked Moore, Okla. The recent rash of strong storms make September's National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready campaign, especially noteworthy as homeowners begin thinking about storm preparedness.
Even without a major storm event, an average of 3.5 million Americans experience a power outage each week, according to the Edison Electric Institute. Homeowners that have experienced a power outage, or live in an area that experiences frequent power outages, should consider investing in backup power.
What is backup power?
Generators help ensure that families get through blackouts caused by unexpected situations safely and comfortably by providing backup power during an electricity outage. Two types of generators are available to homeowners and understanding their differences and capabilities makes selecting the best generator for your needs much easier.
Portable generators: The immediate backup power supply