Disasters and Emergencies Can Happen Anytime, Anywhere

You don’t have to live in a hurricane zone, a harsh winter climate or Tornado Alley to worry about a power outage. Whether caused by severe weather or infrastructure failure, a power outage can happen without warning in every part of the country.

  • In 2020, Americans were left in the dark for 1.3 billion hours
  • In 2021, residential electricity prices increased by 4.3% - which was the fastest year-over-year increase since 2008
  • More than 40% of the U.S. population is at an increased risk for blackouts
  • Electricity customers experience an average of 8 hours of electric power interruptions each year

Unfortunately, these challenges aren’t expected to go away anytime soon. Experts predict that electricity costs will continue to rise and power outages will occur more frequently as strain on the power grid and severe weather frequency continues to grow.

In today’s world, you rely on the power grid for everything from working and household chores to all kinds of entertainment —not to mention keeping your home comfortable and secure. In the face of rising utility costs, an overloaded power grid and extreme weather, you may be looking for ways to save money and find power security for your home or business.

Now is a good time to create a power outage preparedness plan and take the steps necessary to keep your loved ones, home and property safe. We aim to combat grid instability and power outages with complete energy independence solutions. Purchasing the right generator is an important part of being prepared for the unexpected.

Be Aware of How Much a Power Outage Could Cost You

What you stand to lose far outweighs the initial cost of a home generator. In fact, your investment could pay off several times with just one prolonged power outage.

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    Hotel stay: $150 per night1

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    Replacing spoiled food: $200+

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    Flooding repairs: $20,8902

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    Plus potential lost wages or business for time spent dealing with headaches

1According to Floodsmart.gov

2Estimate based on a 2,000 sq. ft. home’s basement under 5 in. of water, according to Floodsmart.gov

Don’t be left in the dark. Create a power outage preparedness plan

  • Plan ahead. A backup generator is permanently installed at your home so get prepared ahead of the outage or extreme weather season.
  • Know your power needs. Use the generator sizing tool to determine the generator size you need to power your home.
  • Work with your authorized dealer to get the right solution for you and understand the installation process.
  • Get your Briggs & Stratton standby generator and the peace of mind you will have power when you need it most.

For more tips on how to protect your home and family, visit ready.gov/power-outages


Home Generators

Automatic standby power for select circuits or your entire home provides security and confidence that your life will continue uninterrupted, no matter the weather condition.

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Commercial Generators

Standby power to keep the lights on and critical business applications running smoothly — whether it’s a small office or large manufacturing facility.

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