Is burying electrical lines really the answer to our blackouts? A Wall Street Journal article, “Outages Rattle the Suburbs” published Monday, March 19, 2018, debates this hot topic.People are on edge after four nor’easters in a row caused blackouts throughout our cities and towns. Are we blaming this vulnerability on our trees? While undergrounding can enhance the scenic beauty of our natural landscape, what’s the cost to residents? Years of annoying road closures, disruptions, and escalating utility bills? According to a report published by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, “The estimated cost for constructing underground transmission lines ranges from 4 to 14 times more expensive than overhead lines of the same voltage and same distance.”
heavy snow and ice will continue to pound our weakened power lines while sensible solutions continue to be urgently needed.Generators are today’s solution for homes, offices, fire stations, hospitals, schools and government buildings. Generators are a proven, reliable back up power source in emergencies. And, when properly and professionally designed, installed, and maintained, generators greatly enhance our quality of life. Not to mention peace of mind.
Just think how many times a day you:
- charge your phone
- flip on a light
- close the garage door
- activate your building’s security system
Instead of looking at buying a generator, you’re at the store, buying bread and milk again! Honestly, you can do so much more to prepare for a disaster. Call the professionals at Northeast Generator and receive an estimate for installing and servicing a generator for your residential or commercial property at (203) 336-3031. Don’t go through another big storm feeling helpless. Get the process started today.