If you want to know what it’s like to be without power in Charlotte, you don’t have to go all the way back to 1989 when Hurricane Hugo brought 80-100 mph winds, took down 80,000 trees, and exploded power transformers, leaving hundreds of thousands in the dark for up to three weeks.
Every year severe weather, along with utility equipment failures, and run-of-the-mill accidents, knocks out power across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County — sometimes for days at a time. While there’s rarely heavy snow, winter brings the same mix of ice and freezing rain that drops power lines throughout central North Carolina, and in spring and summer high-wind thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes are pretty common.
Charlotte also catches the remnants of almost every major hurricane and tropical storm that hits North Carolina, and
usually without much warning. You probably remember when the National Weather Service issued a rare Tropical Storm Warning for Mecklenburg County on October 29, 2020, when Zeta’s remnants raced through the area with 55 mph winds and heavy rains, dropping trees onto homes, powerlines, and roads across the region, and leaving thousands without any power.
With roads blocked by trees and powerlines, no power to your home and neighborhood, it doesn’t take long for your food, supplies, and good humor to run low. Without the protection of a backup home generator, you have three options. You can wait for power to come back on— no cooking, no refrigeration, no heating or air conditioning, no TV, no phone chargers, and possibly no water. You can try to hunt down a hotel room with what’s left of your dwindling phone charge, and get to the whole family there. Or, you can find a kind-hearted friend or family member with power to take you in.
But, before the next season brings new weather and power outage challenges, you can explore an altogether better option— uninterrupted power with an automatic, whole house backup generator from Canter Power Systems.
Think about how your life would change if you never had to worry about being without power in Charlotte - ever again. If the power goes out – for any reason – you can relax in the comfort and protection of your own home as your life goes on as normal, even if power is out for days or weeks.
Whether it’s a major storm or a sunny day blip, your whole house backup generator turns itself on automatically, just 15 seconds after your home’s power goes off — and it stays on until utility service is restored. Even if the power goes out while you’re still inching your way home along I-85 or I-77 you don’t have to worry. Your generator will start up automatically and run everything you count on in your house, just as if you were there.
Imagine this scenario next time the power goes off in Charlotte.
Whether you live in Providence, Lake Norman, or further out in Mecklenburg County, or one of the surrounding counties, your lights and power are ON, even if all your neighbors’ homes are dark. You can heat and cool your home, cook, wash dishes and clothes, bathe, charge your phones and computers and keep your refrigerated and frozen food safe. And, if you count on power to keep medicines cool or operate assistive equipment, you’re covered.
Your whole family can watch television, listen to music, read books, play games, and use computers and phones to stay in contact with your larger world. Instead of rationing candles and flashlights, you can stay up after dark doing what you want and need to do. With a Generac whole home backup generator, you can even select to run only certain appliances during a power outage if you prefer. The choice is 100% up to you.
When dangerous storms or other power outages happen in Charlotte, your life can quickly get complicated and stressful. School, work, and transportation schedules are disrupted. You worry when you lose contact with family and friends — those who count on you, or those you count on — even if it’s just temporary.
It’s at times like this that you really appreciate being in your own home, sleeping in your own bed, eating the food you like, and relaxing with your favorite TV programs, books, and family, not to mention having phone and internet service to keep up with school or work and to stay in contact with family. Keeping up with closings and conditions in and around Charlotte helps everyone in your household feel more at ease and connected.
Charlotte Canter Power generator owners will tell you about the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will never have to suffer through an unexpected or prolonged power loss. Thanks to your Canter Care Protection Plan’s 24/7 remote monitoring and automatic maintenance, you know that you are always ready for anything. You can plan ahead by stocking up on food and supplies when it’s most convenient for you because you know you’ll be comfortable and safe in your own home.
When the Power Goes Off, Your Life Can Go On SM
Installation day is an exciting time for our customers! When our crew arrives with their new Generac generator, they know that they will no longer need to worry about random or severe power outages. We just wish we could be there to see the smile on your face the first time your automatic generator turns on.
1. Give Canter Power Systems a Call.
Canter Power Systems is ready to provide you with a FREE, in-home estimate to help you select the appropriate standby generator system to fit for your home and your budget.
2. Set an Installation Date.
Power outages happen any time of year. So, we won’t delay installing your generator. Canter Power Systems will coordinate and perform the complete installation. We’ll ensure that all electrical and gas connections are properly completed. And we will handle all municipal permits and inspections as well as testing, start-up certification, and ongoing support.
3. Count On Us for Any Ongoing Support.
With 70+ years in commercial and residential electrical construction, repair, and renovation, Canter Power Systems has built a solid reputation for professionalism, reliability, quality service, and unparalleled experience. That’s why Canter is the exclusive standby generator installer for The Home Depot in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia as well as a Generac Premier Dealer in the same 4-state service area.
It’s important to make the best choices when it comes to protecting your family and your home when bad weather strikes Charlotte.
Here’s why Canter stands apart from the competition:
Will manage the entire process from start to finish:
We’re the largest automatic backup residential power generator installer and Generac dealer in the US for whole house generators.
Generac Power Pro Premier Dealer in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi service areas.
Exclusive automatic backup residential power generator installer for over 700 Home Depot stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, most of Florida and Texas, plus sells and services the states of Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Can customize a home generator system to fit your specific needs and budget.
Is the authorized automatic backup power generator provider and installer for the Piedmont Natural Gas.
From the moment you become a
Canter Power Systems customer,
the Peace of Mind Protection Plan guarantees you never have to worry about losing power again.
Contact us today for your no cost and no obligation consultation with a Canter Power Systems generator specialist and technical services advisors. We offer both in-home and virtual consultations.