Summer and Winter are both infamous for yielding inclement weather. Damaging winds in the Midwest, tornados in the South, and hurricanes on both coasts have been known to cause significant damage each year.
When bad weather strikes, it’s not uncommon to lose electricity. And, depending on the severity of the outage, service could be out for several hours or days.
Many families tough it out and wait for service to be restored, relying on candles or flashlights. However, there are of course risks associated with prolonged power loss. These may include:
- Fire risk due to using an open flame for lighting
- Injury due to dimly lit surroundings
- Food spoilage caused by lack of refrigeration
- Flooding in basement due to malfunctioning sump pump
- Downtime and lost income (work from home professionals)
- Health risks, such as CPAP machine malfunction
- Anxiety caused by these types of factors
Sure, these risks sound daunting. But, realistically, what other options do you have?
Gas-powered generators are quite common solutions in these circumstances; however, they also require an ample supply of gasoline and technical know-how. Luckily, newer generator technology has hit the market and might be the perfect fit for you. Let’s meet the “Goal Zero” suite of generators.
Goal Zero Yeti: A Size for Every Need
The sleek and intuitive design of Goal Zero’s generators was clearly modeled with the consumer in mind. Even the smallest unit (measuring in at 7.8 x 6.8 x 5.8 inches) is packed full of useful ports, including AC inverters, USB ports, and 12V plugs. In addition, the units accommodate a variety of charging solutions, including: wall outlet plug-in, solar panel, and automobile 12V adapter. No gasoline, no problem!