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Cost of a Power Outage in the U.S. What could a Power Outage cost you? $10,000 on burst pipes. $500 on spoiled food. Not only are power outages inconvenient, they cost American households $150 billion a year.

The Cost of a Power Outage in the U.S.

By the Numbers

  • 87% of power outages are caused by severe weather (50,000 or more customers).
  • Power outages cost American households $150 billion annually with weather - related outages accounting for $25 - $70 billion per year.
  • 50 thousand people on average are affected daily by U.S. power outages.
  • Weather-related power outages have doubled since 2003.

Emergency Backup Power

Emergency Backup Power is a Must-have for Homeowners

Which option is best for you?

  • Portable Generators designed for commercial work sites, campsites, tailgates, and other portable settings power a handful of appliances via extension cord. Must be present to operate and refuel. Must be safely operated away from the home and open windows in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. No installation required. Run on gasoline or diesel.
  • Standby Generators Permanently attach to a home similar to a central air-conditioning unit Run on propane or natural gas (self-feeding fuels). Turn on automatically when power is lost; homeowner does not need to be present Can power everything in a home, including heating, HVAC, lights, appliances, and sensitive electronics. Some standby generators, like those from Kohler can be operated remotely from a smartphone.

Continental Engines

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60 Pelham Davis Circle
Greenville, SC 29615

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Continental Engines understands the importance of keeping your business and home up and running. We are a leading retailer, distributor, sales and service provider of industrial, commercial and residential generators, transfer switches, parts from the top brands in the industry. With over 50 years as a total solution provider of engines and generators, our team will deliver the highest quality of service and cost-effective solutions for your back up power needs. Our sales and services include generator rentals, custom built generators, delivery, installation, scheduled maintenance, and emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our dedicated focus on customer service and customized projects makes us the ultimate choice for fulfilling your power generation needs. About Us

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Cost of a Power Outage in the U.S.
What could a Power Outage cost you? $10,000 on burst pipes. $500 on spoiled food. Not only are power outages inconvenient, they cost American households $150 billion a year Learn More
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