As the power grid continues to age, we are also experiencing more extreme weather, which has many homeowners worried about power outages. If you have been dragging your feet when it comes to installing a home generator, now is the time to act. 

Our climate is undergoing major changes that are resulting in hotter temperatures, longer droughts, bigger storms, and more severe snowfall. An overall warmer climate means that the sea levels are rising and causing storms with stronger surges and more flooding. Warmer temperatures also create clouds that are capable of carrying and releasing more rain.  

Scientists have predicted that the upcoming 2022 hurricane season will see 13-26 named storms along with 6-8 hurricanes. Around 2-3 of those hurricanes are expected to be major storms that could cause significant damage if they make landfall. 

At the same time, snowfall amounts are also increasing during the winter. More moisture in the air means more snow and that can be a real challenge for places like North Carolina that aren’t used to managing the effects of snow. 

Ultimately, the last thing you want to do is wait to buy a generator until you need it during an emergency. It is easy to make mistakes when you are under pressure and generators will be in short supply during a massive outage. Doing some research can help ensure that you are able to purchase the right size and type of generator for your home. A generator that is too small won’t provide you with the right output and will wear out faster. On the other hand, an oversized generator will waste fuel.  

Help to keep your family safe during outages and be prepared for emergencies by investing in a generator now. Call the experts at Alternative Power for help finding the right backup power system for your home and your budget.