As the American electrical grid continues to age, you can expect more and more power failures. Not only will the frequency of the power failures increase, but the duration of each power failure will increase to the point that unreliable power may be the norm in the future rather than the exception. Consider that natural and man made disasters can also affect the electrical grid; there are so many threats to the power grid that they hard to number.
Power failures are more than just an annoyance; they can be a life or death situation for people that need electricity to live, such as those on respirators, dialysis machines, or oxygen machines. It’s critical to plan for backup power in the event of a power failure, at the very least, for certain devices. In this guide, we’re going to give you some strategies to deal with the loss of power that should put you far ahead of those who have failed to plan.