Energy Independence

The High Cost of Losing Power

We often think of being uncomfortable during a power outage or being caught with a low battery in our cell phones as the worst possible thing that could happen to us. An hour without electricity is annoying. Two or three hours is sheer inconvenience. But what does it really cost to lose power for 4…

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DIY Home Generator Installation: What To Consider Before You Start

Installing your own standby generator is not your run-of-the-mill DIY project. Unlike changing the oil filter in your car or tiling the spare bathroom, home generator installation includes electrical wiring, plumbing and natural gas components. Add to that a myriad of state, local, and possibly HOA regulations and you have a recipe for a major…

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How to Choose the Right Home Power Generator (Infographic)

Selecting the right power generator for your home doesn't have to be difficult - it just requires a little upfront planning to ensure that you find the perfect model for your family's needs. While a portable generator may be suitable for camping, workshops, or RVs, most families will benefit from choosing a standby model that can keep…

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How To Prepare for Tornadoes – A Checklist

It’s tornado season in the South and if you’re not ready, you should be. Although the season runs from March through May, tornadoes are possible at any time throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Often forming with little advance warning, tornadoes bring high winds, lightening, torrential rains, and flooding, increasing your chances of being without…

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