Protect Your Home and Business Against Heatwaves

It’s no secret things have been heating up this summer, and it’s more important than ever to be prepared for extreme weather events. Heatwaves, in particular, can be dangerous and even deadly if not taken seriously. 

According to recent reports, heatwaves in the United States are becoming more frequent and intense, with record-breaking temperatures experienced nationwide. 

To protect yourself and your loved ones from the impact of heatwaves, it’s essential to take a few simple steps: 

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can dehydrate you further. 

  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing and avoid being outside during the hottest parts of the day. 

  • Wear a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin if you must be outside. 

  • Ensure that your home is properly insulated to help keep your home cooler during the day and reduce the need for air conditioning. 

  • Invest in a high-quality Home Standby Generator or Battery Energy Storage System to provide peace of mind during a power shortage or outage during a heatwave. 

Blackouts vs. Brownouts

During a power outage due to a heatwave, two common occurrences can occur: "brownouts" and "blackouts." The term "brownout" comes from the dimming effect on incandescent lights, causing them to emit a brownish hue. While this event can result in minor inconveniences for homes and businesses such as lower electronic performance and reduced power to appliances. Brownouts are typically short-lived but can be indicators of a potential blackout. 

A blackout is a complete loss of electrical power in a specific area or across a broader region. In a heatwave, equipment failure, technical malfunctions, or other unforeseen events disrupt the power grid. During a blackout, all electrical devices and appliances cease functioning and lead to a total loss of power and light.

Whether the power is out for a short time or an outage becomes a major inconvenience, a Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions home standby generator or battery backup power system will keep your home cool and the lights on throughout a heatwave.

Energy Made Simple

We understand the importance of being prepared for the unexpected.

We also know selecting the right backup power system can be overwhelming and expensive, so we’ve removed the guesswork by offering a wide range of backup power solutions to suit any energy need and budget with our new Energy Storage System (ESS) Packages

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 - Define your energy needs. Pick your energy storage package. Enjoy energy independence.

Our SimpliPHI and AmpliPHI packages allow you to:

  • Scale from 12-32 backup hours

  • Save $3,200 on installation components

  • Select your optimal installation location 

  • Feel confident in choosing Energy Solutions with our limited 15-year battery warranty

Don’t wait – invest in the right equipment and take the necessary precautions to stay safe and comfortable in the face of extreme weather events. Find a dealer today!

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