It may have been hard for you to ignore the howling wind knocking at your window Sunday night. A high wind warning was in effect Monday, and remained in effect until 6 p.m. of that evening, with 20 to 30 mph winds and gusts up to 50 mph. Maryland officials reported about 17,000 outages overnight, with more than 5,000 homes remaining powerless in the morning. Know how you can protect your family from power outages and take advantage of the generator services we offer at TriStar Electric.
What Causes Power Outages?
There are many different causes of power outages, ranging from public damage to equipment failure. Lightning, high winds, and ice are also common weather-related interruptions. Storms and high winds, such as the winds we experienced on Sunday night, cause power lines to come into contact with tree limbs or other power lines, causing your home to lose electricity, including heat.
Automatic Electrical Backup Systems
When your power goes out, you’re left without the essentials such as an operating refrigerator or warm heat for your home. Depending on the situation, your family could go without power for several days or even weeks. Ensure that your home and your family aren’t put at risk, and have an automatic electrical backup system installed. A generator will keep your house running when the wind, or other circumstances, have caused the power to go out.
In addition to installing these systems, TriStar Electric offers service and maintenance plans to keep your generator in exceptional shape. Our Maintenance Agreement plan is the perfect way to ensure that your generator will be operating in peak shape when you eventually lose power.
Call TriStar Electric for Generator Maintenance or Installation today!
No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We offer free in-home consultations, plus an after-hours and emergency phone line for advice or service!
If you have any questions about our generator maintenance or generator installation, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.