It seems that as soon as the Halloween candy goes on clearance, the Christmas decorations and holiday music are out in full force. Whether you like it or not, winter is coming. At Cooper Electrical Services, that means encouraging businesses and homeowners to think about preparing for a power outage from snow and ice.
Just a Little Snow or Ice Can Knock Out Power
It goes without saying that Myrtle Beach is not well-equipped for a major snowstorm. The threat of snow or ice is usually enough to force school closures. Severe winter weather is rare, but it doesn’t take much for a power outage from snow and ice.
Myrtle Beach, Conway, and surround Grand Strand communities have seen small amounts of snow and ice bring down trees and branches. Downed branches hit power lines and knock out power. Winter weather in South Carolina can also cause delays to power restoration.
Building a Winter Emergency Kit and Prepare for No Power
To be well-prepared for a winter-time power outage, you should do the following ahead of time:
- Build a preparedness kit that allows you to live without power for 3 days. Include food, bottled water, medical supplies, flashlights and batteries. Be sure to have resources for your family and pets.
- Have a supply of warm clothes and blankets. It may not be single digits in South Carolina, but it can get cold if you do not have heat.
- Seal gaps and drafts in windows and doors with caulk or weatherstripping. Do your best to keep cold air out and warm air in.
Invest in Comfort with a Cummins Generator
With a standby generator, you are fully prepared for any winter weather power outages. Whether a Cummins QuietConnect generator for your home, or a Light Commercial generator for your business, Cummins generators deliver automatic, instantaneous, and efficient backup power.
As soon as utility disruptions are detected, your generator system will transfer to generated power, providing whole-house or whole-business power immediately.
Instead of waiting in a dark, cold house for utility crews to navigate around downed trees to repair lines, you’ll continue with life as usual. A generator makes sure that all lights, appliances, HVAC, and outlets are fully powered. If you have a business in the area, you can be confident that your goods and services can continue and that your assets are safe and protected.
Cooper Electrical Services is Myrtle Beach’s authorized Cummins generator dealer. We offer turn-key backup power solutions from sales and installation to maintenance and repair. To learn more about what a generator system can do for you, Call Cooper today.