Recent wildfires across Texas including the enormous Bastrop fire caused lengthy power outages because poles supporting miles of power lines burned in the fires. So, thousands of homes which were untouched by the fires lost their electrical power. In many cases, the power was out for weeks, and others are still waiting to see their power restored. We often take electrical power for granted, but the grid is continually being interrupted for a variety of reasons, including storms, fires, ice buildup, falling tree limbs, and nearby construction projects. And heavy air conditioning use during the hottest parts of the summer can overload the grid, resulting in regional blackouts. Parts of Dallas experienced a four-hour blackout this last summer when temperatures reached 108 in the shade. Needless to say, this was not a good day to go without air conditioning.
A lengthy power outage can ruin the contents of your refrigerator and make your home extremely uncomfortable during a hot summer or a cold winter, but if you live in a rural area and have a well, a loss of power can also leave you without water. Of course, this can be disastrous if the power outage is caused by a nearby wildfire. During a lengthy outage, backup power for your computer will fail and your electronic security systems can also become disabled, leaving your home without sufficient security.
If you’ve considered or experienced some of these conditions, and would like to make your home or business more secure, an automatic backup generator can relieve many of your concerns. The backup emergency generators we install operate on clean-burning natural gas or propane, and start automatically in seconds when a power outage is detected. These generators have the power to keep your home running normally during a lengthy power outage.
If you would like more information and a professional quote, please call Bryant Electric Service at 512-402-8587. We’ve installed many generators in Austin and in Central Texas, and can recommend the right size unit for your needs.