Storms of titanic potency have pummeled Americans for some years. Power outages have lasted from seven to over 23 days. In that time, great amounts of money have been lost. Hotel rooms, food delivery, laundry facilities and more have put Americans in straitened circumstances. The resulting costs of a storm aren’t just from dealing with it. Damaged electronics, blown electrical circuits, ruined food and cold showers constitute some of that cost. Is an automatic generator worth the price?
Studies show that weather is the number one cause of power outages, Ice, High winds, Lightening, Snow, Dust, Hurricanes and tornadoes. Other causes of power outages include car accidents, animals searching for warmth, short circuits and human error among others. What are the Costs of These Causes? Multiply the nightly charge for a hotel room by the days until the power is restored. Blown electronics and electrical circuits would take an electrician to estimate, but figure on a few hundreds up to thousands. Up to $10,000 for frozen pipes. Over $20,000 for a flooded basement. Mold removal varies by region, but figure on several thousands. Ruined food can run into the hundreds, depending if homeowners have a freezer.
Homeowners must balance the costs of their food, electric circuits, pipes, basements and electronics against the cost of what it would take to save them. It is possible for up to $75,000 in damaged home goods to be balanced against the $1,500 up to $6,000 charged by various places for Automatic Generators in Scottsdale. While it is true electricians, plumbers, gas company techs and a Kohler tech have to be paid, it would still be cheaper than all that damage from a storm.