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The Importance of Generators During Hurricane Season

With hurricane season underway in the Northeast, it's more important than ever to be prepared for hazardous weather conditions. One of the best ways that you can be prepared is to supply your home with a backup source of energy, and generators can provide the safety and security your family needs in the event of weather-related power outages. In this article, we discuss why generators are important to have in your home during hurricane season and which places in the Tri-State area are most prone to late fall and winter blackouts.

Backup Sources of Energy

Auto standby generators back up the circuits that you choose during a power outage, starting within seconds of a power loss. It runs on your home's existing LP fuel or natural gas supply, and you can choose coverage for an essential circuit, part of your house, or your entire house. These units are quiet with foam panels to reduce noise levels, and remote monitoring is standard on 10-45 kW residential models by Honeywell. Portable generators allow you to be prepared for whatever comes your way with easy use and a backup power solution that gives you peace of mind. These generators are sturdily built with a steel frame and ideal for home emergencies. With an all-in-one control panel, a touch-button start, and heavy-duty wheels for transport, keeping the lights on has never been easier.

Other Ways to Be Prepared

But of course, investing in a generator is just one of the many ways that you should prepare for when hurricane season hits. These are some other ways to be prepared and keep your family safe around this time of year.
Know where the evacuation routes are
Ensure that your home has storm shutters and meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes
Stock up on non-perishable foods and store extra water
Keep flashlights, batteries, a first-aid kit, and tools on hand
Secure and clear rain gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage
Trim damaged trees and remove limbs that could fall on your home

Tri-State Areas Most Susceptible to Blackouts

Whether you've lived in the Tri-State area all of your life or just moved in as a new resident, it's important to know which regions are most susceptible to blackouts in the late fall and over the winter. Tri-State areas nearest the coast are typically the hardest hit by hurricane damage. However, regions further away from the Atlantic Ocean often experience blackouts as well without that degree of wind and water damage. When Hurricane Irene struck the region, areas in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut were evacuated and declared as states of emergency. Power was knocked out for more than 9.3 million people due to Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Sandy's blackout also affected millions of residents, and outages have begun to impact more power customers each year than they used to.

Generators in the Tri-State Area

At Central Plumbing Specialties, we offer high-quality Honeywell generators to help you protect your home, family, and assets. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you stay safe no matter what storms are coming your way.

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