April showers bring May flowers, but that isn’t all they bring. Residents of Fairfield County CT look forward to spring every year for its warm weather and blossoming shrubbery. What many people don’t think about (until it’s too late) is the spring showers and the problems they bring – specifically power outages. Do you think your power supply is safe? Think again. According to Kohler, more than 500,000 Americans are affected by power outages every day. Collectively, these outages cost households $150 billion annually. About 87% of these blackouts are caused by severe weather conditions, especially wind, rain, and lightning. Don’t expect these numbers to get better anytime soon. Actually, you should expect them to get worse. Thanks to an aging electrical grid, power outages are becoming increasingly common across the country. In fact, weather-related power outages have doubled across the country since 2003! If you live in New England, your power supply is never safe. Between winter snow, spring storms, and hurricanes during the summer and fall, there is no telling when your home’s lights will cut out. It's best to be prepared for when they do. The best way to protect your home from power outages is with a professionally-installed standby generator. These devices can automatically detect when the power goes out, and turn on within seconds to provide your home with energy – you don’t even need to be home. Since they connect directly to your gas line, they never need to be refueled, and are powerful enough to run all of your home’s lights, appliances, and electronics. Cannondale Generators offers standby generator sales, installations, repairs, and maintenance services to homes and businesses across Fairfield County, Connecticut and beyond. Contact us online to get started with a free consultation, or call (203) 762-2608.