Consider all of the things your family relies on at home — and just how many of those are reliant upon continued electricity. In the event of a blackout, the safety of your family depends on taking a few simple but important steps. 

When your home experiences an interruption in power, make sure to do the following to keep you and your family safe.


Ensure Family Safety in 4 Easy Steps

Write down important phone numbers on a piece of paper.

Your cell phone probably contains important contact information of friends and family. Make sure you write those numbers down on a piece of paper in case your phone loses power.

Turn off major appliances.

When the power goes out, turn off appliances like water heaters, stoves and air conditioning units. For TVs, stereos, microwaves and computers, make sure to unplug each manually. This way your system will not be overloaded once full power returns.

Leave one or two lights on.

Keep just a few lights on around your home so you are able to see once power returns.

Familiarize yourself with your main electrical panel.

The moment of a power outage is not the time to learn how your electrical panel works. Take the time before a crisis to know how to turn the main breaker off or reset circuit breakers after an outage.


Without a reliable power source in the event of a hurricane, you lose more than just electricity — the loss or damage of food, computers and even appliances could cost you thousands. While the effects of a power outage are beyond your control, having the right standby energy solution is an important step in preparing your home from unexpected blackouts.

Make the first step toward protecting your home and family against the unexpected. An automatic generator is the first step toward protecting your family in the event of power loss. Our selection of reliable home generators are backed by superior service and support from Houston’s go-to standby power experts.

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