Everyone likes to have peace of mind, especially during a power outage.
There are many things you can do to prepare for power outage, I am going to highlight my top 3 tips to help you be prepared for a power outage so you can have peace instead of worry on your mind.
TIPS TO HELP YOU HAVE PEACE OF MIND DURING A POWER OUTAGE
- Keep an emergency stock of non perishable of food items and water bottles handy. – Having enough food and water for 24 hours is a good idea, you will feel better knowing this is available if you need it.
- Have a generator available to plug in the freezer and keep the sump pump running. – If you have a freezer full of food you will rest easy knowing that your food will not spoil while the power is out. Keeping the sump pump running also can ease the mind that you do not have to worry about any flooding.
- Keep some cash on hand. – Having a few small bills on hand gives peace of mind, just in case you need to run to the corner store and their credit card/debit machines are down.
WHY I LOVE HAVING A GENERATOR
I have to admit that I never really thought that having a generator would be on top of my priority list, but after having one the past month I am really appreciating the benefits and peace of mind it has brought to our family.
The other day we had to get some electrical work done in our home. As a result we were without power for 3 hours. Of course, it happened to be on the same day that we were having company over for supper. Thanks to our 3400W inverter Champion Generator, a supper time disaster was diverted and we could still feed our guests!
Having a generator as a backup really is a great idea for the home. Unpredictable weather can also be a concern and having peace of mind is worth a lot. Especially living where we do in Canada, we are prone to ice storms, wind gusts and everything in-between. Being one who stocks up on food, we have a couple freezers and a fridge and I take comfort in knowing that my food will be safe with the generator to back up our power if the need arises.
The great thing about the 3400 watt inverter Champion Generator that we have been using is that it is also perfect for sensitive electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops. This is a huge plus as not all generators have this capacity.
“Champion inverters have a smart Economy Mode and can determine exactly how much power is needed, slowing down the engine when applicable. As electrical load is reduced the engine automatically idles lower allowing for quiet operation, extended engine life, and higher fuel economy”.
With a 20 amp regular household plug, 30 amp RV plug and a 12 volt outlet with optional jumper cables we are now ready for all situations that may come our way. There is even a fold away handle and large wheels for ease of transport. Having a generator for those hard to reach areas on the yard with a weed eater is a great alternative to having a mile of extension cord across the yard. It is also great to bring along on camping trips for power if it is needed.
What really surprised me about this generator was the ease of use. All we had to do was fill the tank (8hrs of use per tank), flip the switch and with one pull the generator was ready to go. The quiet run of the motor is also a blessing as it operates at 58 dBA. There is even an option to run a parallel generator that doubles your power output with the appropriate adapters.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT GENERATOR FOR YOUR NEEDS
If you are unsure of how to choose the right generator that best suits your needs, here is a handy tool to help you!
I’m so happy to have a generator – we may not need to use it often, but it really does provide us with peace of mind.
Champion generators are available at Canadian Tire, Costco and TSC stores in Canada, with prices ranging from $299 to $1,100, depending on the model of choice.
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