With all the technological advances we are experiencing, even here in the Albany area with the silicon chip technology work going on at University at Albany, you would think that the surrounding infrastructure of the electrical grid would be equally updated. Sadly, it is not. There are many areas around the Capital Region that are experiencing increasing power outages. The infrastructure seems to experience less maintenance and needs significant repair and upgrades.
This ultimately means that the power grid is already stress and will be more prone to increased power outages and even rolling blackouts during those times where there is likely to be peak demand.
So what can you do for you and your family in your residential area? It is always best to approach things from a positive and proactive perspective. It’s a great idea to educate yourself of the many alternative methods of providing power in your home. The easiest solution is to have an emergency backup portable generator but that does have a downside with a high price tag of $500-$1,200 depending on the model you are considering.
Another option is to go with simple solar power system that you can purchase from Amazon or even companies like Harbor Freight. The key is to have a system that meets the minimum demands that you require in the event of a power outage. Other simple considerations could be small propane or kerosene heaters that are safe to be used inside. It is extremely important to do your research to ensure they do not give off any deadly gases.
At the end of the day, being proactive and having a good game plan is the key to outlasting a power outage. There are many affordable options to consider. If you have questions or would like the recommendations of a licensed electrician
, be sure to reach out to McCauley Electrical.