Hurricane Preparedness & Generator Installation Services
July 24, 2018
In 2017, SWFL experienced the most intense hurricane season in recent years with Hurricane Irma. Many people in Southwest Florida lost power in their homes for weeks. With this year’s hurricane season already brewing, it’s important to be as prepared as possible in the event of severe weather or a natural disaster so that your family can stay safe. If you’re not in an evacuation zone during the hurricane, you may choose to stay in your home. If your home loses power, it makes it very difficult to feel safe and comfortable. There are some important steps you can take to be well prepared to ride out the storm.
Water & Food Preservation
Fill a bathtub or large container in the home up with water, so if you lose water access you have some available. Fill some plastic containers with water to place in the refrigerator and freezer. Be sure to leave some space inside the plastic containers as the water expands when it freezes. The chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold if the power goes out. Also, be sure to buy plenty of water bottles and nonperishable foods.
Make sure any important files and operating systems on your computer are backed up regularly. Consider buying extra batteries or an external charger and keeping it fully charged in case of emergencies. Turn off any computers, monitors, printers, or other devices when they are not being used to conserve battery. Make sure to keep your devices (such as laptops and cell phones) fully charged and plugged in while you still have power. Get a high-quality surge protector for all your computer equipment.
Have Non-Electric Backups Ready
When you lose power and possibly cell service, it’s important to have a plan for alternate communication if you don’t have access to your devices. Consider getting a radio or pager as a backup so you can communicate with others outside of the home if necessary. Also have candles, flashlights, and other non-electronic lighting devices placed throughout the house so when you lose power you can navigate your home in the dark.
Get a Kohler Generator for Your Home
As much as you can try to prepare for a loss of power, it is going to make life extremely difficult for you and your family, especially for multiple days or weeks. A foolproof way to prepare for the loss of power is to have a generator to keep your power on.
Generator Installation Services in Lee & Collier Counties
Empowered Global is a certified Kohler generator dealer and offers periodic maintenance to prolong the life of your energy-driven generator. It is installed outside the home (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically, all within seconds of an outage so you don’t have to experience any of the inconveniences that come along with a loss of power.
The home generators run on propane or natural gas, so there’s no refueling. They can power your entire home: your fridge, electronics, air conditioning, lights, and water. If you’re interested in installing a Kohler Generator this hurricane season in Southwest Florida, contact us at 239-330-4520 today!