Blackout and Burnouts: What You Can Expect this Summer

Blackout and Burnouts: What You Can Expect this Summer

While a power outage may seem like an inconvenience at best and a major disaster at worst, the reality is somewhere in between. A power outage can range from a few hours to several days, depending on the cause and the area affected. Being prepared for the possibility of extended blackouts and burnouts is vital during this time.

At Blackout Generators and Service, we've been helping Oklahoma homeowners and businesses stay prepared for power outages for more than five years. We understand the value and peace of mind people get from knowing they can weather any storm, literally and figuratively. This summer, we expect power outages to be more widespread and longer-lasting than ever before. Here's what you need to know to be prepared:


The Risk of Rolling Blackouts is Real

In recent years, power outages have become increasingly common across the United States. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the number of power outages has quadrupled since 2000.

According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the organization that oversees the nation's power grid, there could be up to 250 hours of rolling blackouts this summer. That's the equivalent of 10 days of power outages. And while that may sound like a worst-case scenario, it's important to remember that power outages can happen without warning and last for days or even weeks. So it's always best to be prepared. Get a backup generator installed today, call us!


Changes In Heat and Weather

As summers get hotter and more humid, air conditioners have to work harder to keep homes and businesses cool - putting a strain on the power grid. In addition, extreme weather events like heat waves, thunderstorms, and hurricanes are becoming more frequent and more intense. These events can damage power lines and power plants, leading to extended power outages. What's more, power outages are becoming longer and more widespread. In recent years, we've seen major power outages affecting millions of people across California, Texas, and other parts of the country.


How to Prepare for a Power Outage

The best way to prepare for a power outage is to have a backup power supply. A home generator is a great option because it can keep your lights on and your appliances running during an outage. In addition, we recommend stocking up on supplies like non-perishable food, water, and batteries.

If you don't have a backup power supply, now is the time to get one. Blackout Generators and Service can help you choose the right generator for your home or business. We offer a wide selection of generators, from small portable models to larger standby units that can power your entire home or business.​​


Why You Can Rely On Blackout Generators and Service

Our top-priority is ensuring that your home, business, and families are taken care of. That is why we offer a wide range of generator options to meet your needs, whether you're looking for a backup power supply for your home or business. We also offer installation and maintenance services to keep your generator running smoothly. You won’t have to worry about your power going out with a home standby or portable generator!

If you're looking for a reliable, experienced partner to help you prepare for power outages this summer, look no further than Blackout Generators and Service. Contact us today to learn more about our generators!