Situated in South Central Texas – 150 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and south of Tornado Alley – San Antonio and surrounding Bexar County escape much of the worst weather that Texas has to offer.
Living here, you learn to take hot, humid summers — with lots of 100 degree days— in stride - as long as you can power up your air conditioner. Spring brings its share of severe weather and power outages - supercell thunderstorms unleash high winds, lightning, record-setting hail, and the possibility of tornadoes throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. Thankfully, San Antonio winters are mild, with temperatures usually in the 50s and 60s and rarely bringing more than a trace of snow and widespread and extended winter power outages are usually a once-in-a-decade problem.
But that changed in February 2021, when back-to-back winter storms brought more than a week of below-freezing temperatures, snow, and ice to Texas, taking down power lines and knocking out 50% of the state’s power generation capacity. Within the first two days, you or someone you knew was likely to be among more than 300,000 San Antonio homes and businesses with no electricity.
Hotels and motels were full or out of power themselves. Bitter cold and impassable roads forced you to hunker down in your home. San Antonio came to a standstill as those stores that were open quickly ran low on food and supplies.
For San Antonio in particular, the Texas Power Crisis quickly became a water crisis as well. Rolling blackouts knocked out at least three pump stations. Pipes froze and burst due to the extreme cold. H-E-B, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and neighborhood stores ran out of bottled water quickly, Even If you had running water, the pressure was so low that the San Antonio Water Service advised you to boil it before you drank it which, without power, wasn’t easy. Unless you had stockpiled bottled water in advance, you probably joined long lines at emergency water distribution sites throughout the city.
If your power was out in San Antonio, it stayed that way for a while - no heat, no lights, no indoor cooking, no refrigeration, no TV, and likely no drinkable water. Most major cell and internet services reported interruptions, so you had few ways to reach out to a kind-hearted friend or family member with power who could take you in. Before too long, Your food, supplies, and hope were probably running low.
Even if you had a portable gas generator, gas pumps were frozen, and many stations across the area were closed. For some, cooking outdoors on a grill was an option, but long lines of people waited in freezing temperatures to fill propane canisters or to buy scarce groceries.
As you emerged from the Texas Power Crisis, you asked yourself ”How could this happen in San Antonio?” Then, just four months later during a mid-June heat wave, 2,000 megawatts of Texas power generation went offline unexpectedly — enough to power 2.4 million homes on a hot summer day.
When officials told you to turn your thermostat up to 78 degrees or once again risk blackouts, you and many of your fellow Texans decided it was time to become truly energy independent — with uninterrupted power from a Canter Power Systems automatic, whole home backup generator.
Now, think for just a moment about how your life would change if you never had to worry about being without power in San Antonio - ever again. When the power cuts out – in any season and for any reason – with a whole-home backup generator from Canter Power Systems, you’ll be able to relax in the comfort and protection of your own home as your life goes on normally, even if power is out for an extended period.
Whether it’s a heat wave, an ice storm, or just a sunny day blip, your Canter Power installed, whole home backup generator turns itself on automatically, just a few seconds after the 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 on I-35, U.S. 281, or the Northwest Loop 410, 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 for the next time the power goes off in San Antonio.
Whether you live inside the city in Mahncke Park or Government Hill, or out in Bexar County, 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 medical equipment, you’re covered.
Your whole family can watch TV, listen to music, read books, play games, and use computers and phones to stay in contact with friends, family, and work. 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. That choice is 100% up to you.
When dangerous storms or other power outages happen in San Antonio, 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, work, and friends. Keeping up with closings and conditions in and around San Antonio helps everyone in your household feel more at ease and connected. And, with your automatic whole house generator, your home can be a haven for extended family, friends, and neighbors who are without power.
Canter Power generator owners in San Antonio and Bexar County 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 again. Thanks to their Canter Care Protection Plan’s 24/7 remote monitoring and automatic maintenance, they know they are always ready for anything. They can plan ahead by stocking up on food and supplies when it’s convenient for them because they know they’ll be comfortable and safe in their 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 San Antonio.
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.