The Hidden Costs of Power Outages
Think power outages are just a minor inconvenience? Think again.
Power outages are not only a complete disruption to our everyday lives, they are a financial burden. According to Kohler Generators, power outages can cost American households up to $150 billion per year. Where does this money go?
Consider some of these potential expenses of power outages:
Power outage supplies: $100
All those cans of food, gallons of water, flashlights, and batteries can really add up.
Food loss: $250 – $500
Most refrigerated food spoils after about four hours without power.
Alternative shelter: $110 per night
Hotels provide a convenient alternative to home if your power goes out – but they aren’t cheap.
Burst or frozen pipes: $10,000
If you lose heat in the middle of winter, your pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting.
Flooded basement: $21,000
Frozen pipes, inoperable sump pumps, and other power outage problems can lead to flooding in your basement.
Mold removal: $500 – $30,000
Aforementioned water damage can lead to mold, which is dangerous to the health of your home and family. Depending on the severity of your problem, professional mold removal may cost upwards of $10,000.
Invest in a standby generator for your home
The best way to prevent power outages – and the costs associated with them – is by investing in a standby generator for your home. These devices can automatically detect power outages, and turn on within seconds to provide your home with the energy it needs. Since they connect directly to your gas line, they can produce enough energy to power all of your lights, appliances, heating and cooling systems, and electronic devices!
Cannondale Generators has been selling and installing generators across Fairfield County CT and Westchester County NY for more than 30 years. Let our family take care of your family. Contact us online to get started with a free quote, or call (203) 762-2608.