If your home is your office, don’t let a weather disaster keep you from business and earning your income. An outage will hurt if you’re one of the 3.7 million telecommuters or 2.8 million self-employed individuals who work from home.1
If you have to leave your home to find power during an extended outage, your hotel stays will add up. It costs $137 on average to stay one night in a basic hotel room. And finding lodging to accommodate an animal is a great challenge for pet-owning families.2
If you rely on electricity-powered medical devices like an oxygen tank or sleep apnea machine, having power at all times is essential.
* Generators are not to be used for life support purposes.
When the power goes out for an extended time, you can lose all the food in your refrigerator and freezer to spoiling, in addition to medications that must be kept cold. Homeowners can lose between $250-$500 worth of food in an outage.3
Without power, your security system is down and you can�t monitor what�s going on in your home and protect it from intruders.
You rely on power to charge your phone, make calls, and access the Internet. When the power goes out, you become completely disconnected.
In the event of an outage, essential appliances stop working, like a sump pump that prevents your basement from flooding. Homeowners can face up to $21,000 worth of damage with a flooded basement.4
Keeping your air conditioning and heating on during extreme temperature seasons could be a serious safety situation in the midst of a power outage. With the loss of heat, burst or frozen pipes could cause thousands of dollars� worth of damage.