Over the course of just this week, the US military has had to shoot down four flying objects that had violated our air space. One craft – the balloon – was inarguably Chinese, while the origin of the other objects remains a matter of speculation. This type of event is unprecedented in American history. If you’re feeling nervous about the future, there are steps you can take to make sure you and your family are protected.
Energy independence is a big concern. Our lifestyles depend on safe, reliable electricity for our homes and businesses. Now you have options when it comes to providing independent energy for you home or business.
The first is to get a generator. Generators run on gas or LP. They’re loud, heavy machinery which must be operated outdoors. To run your home or business via a generator requires a licensed electritian provide installation of a special switch to keep your family and electric grid workers safe.
The drawbacks of using a generator to power your home include the need to continually have gas or LP to run the unit. Additionally, generators produce CO and other toxic fumes in the exhaust. Finally, generators are loud, and in times of upheaval, are often an enticing item for thieves to steal.
The second option is to have solar installed on your home. Solar energy has one huge benefit in that you never have to worry about running out of fuel for the system. Solar systems are powered by the sun, and if the sun has stopped working, reliable electricity is going to be the least of your problems. Unlike gas and LP, sunshine is free. No toxic fumes or exhaust is created by a solar system, making this the planet friendly route to energy independence.
Is your home right for solar energy? The best way to answer that question is to have a local solar installation company assess the site. You’ll learn what your options are so you can keep your family safely supplied with electricity in these turbulent times.