I never thought I would need a storm generator, let alone one strong enough to power many big appliances at once.
My state gets storms throughout the year, however our community has a great electrical infrastructure. I rarely lose power for longer than a few minutes in the scarce instances when that legitimately happens. Many of us assumed that both of us would be safe from these factors in the future, however the reality is different. The storms hitting us are getting stronger & more frequent, leading to longer power outages. But it’s not just loss of power, we’re also experiencing power surges from the electrical lines running into our homes. Recently the home was hit with a power surge that made the lights seriously bright for a few minutes. Immediately afterward the Heating, Ventilation, & A/C condenser outside started to make a loud noise that sounded love metal grinding on metal. I turned off the entire system at once to get it to stop & to protect our compressor. When I turned the cooling system back on about an minute later, the sound had stopped. I called our Heating, Ventilation, & A/C business the next day & they gave to sell myself and others a surge protector for our Heating, Ventilation, & A/C system. This will protect the system in the event that the home gets overloaded with electricity while in a potential power surge. It was a cost I wasn’t expecting to incur, although I paid for it anyway. If it prevents the Heating, Ventilation, & A/C system from dying an early death, it’s worth the extra fees in our mind. I can’t afford to lose our cooling system anytime soon.