Akron, OH, February 28, 2011 – Let’s face it our lives depend on power in one way or another; whether it’s everyday necessities like heating, cooling, refrigeration and lights, or daily essentials like cooking, laundry or kids’ bath times. A power outage can literally stop you in your tracks. And power outages or blackouts can happen at any time, day or night, for any number of reasons – thunderstorms, ice and snow storms, fire, tornadoes, earthquake, high-energy consumption, accidents, overused power grids and human error – and can last for a few hours or even a few days. Power outages leave in their wake: spoiled food, home damage not to mention the risk to your family’s comfort and safety.

According to the USDA, the average amount an American family spends on a month's worth of food for a family of four is between $771.10 and $916.30. If your home is without electricity for any length of time that’s a lot of spoiled food and a huge expense for any family. And if you have a family member that requires medicine that must be refrigerated, facing a more serious problem, the health of that family member.

Power outages can also cause sump pump failure – the #1 cause of sump pump failure. A sump pump that’s not working can cause extensive and expensive damage to your home. With the heavy spring rains around the corner this is a concern for many Ohio residents.

The icy cold weather and resulting power outages this past winter left many us worried about the comfort and safety of our families. The cold temps and lack of heat lead many of us to seek out alternative arrangements, staying with friends or temporarily moving into hotels. Power outages such as we’ve experienced this winter – literally leave you out in the cold!

Bill Blind, President of Blind & Sons states, “An excellent solution to these problems is to install a generator or personal power supply to your home. A generator will provide uninterrupted comfort and protection for your home and family in the event of a power outage. A powerful electric generator system will automatically kick on when your power goes out and can keep your life going – uninterrupted.”

Connected to an in-home standby generator, sump pumps keep operating in a severe rainstorm, preventing flooding damage; freezers and refrigerators continue running so the contents don't thaw or spoil. Having furnace blowers, air conditioners and well pumps on a home generator keeps a house habitable, allowing you to wait out an extended outage in your home rather than paying for a hotel.

Blind states, “Having a home generator installed before a serious power outage hits, keeps your family safe and comfortable and avoids the major inconveniences power outages cause.”

For more information go to: www.blindandsons.com and www.generac.com.

Blind & Sons, Inc.
Blind & Sons is a family-owned business dedicated to providing total home comfort for their Northeast Ohio neighbors. Based in Barberton, Ohio, they have been in business since opening their doors in 1937. They are a full service company offering heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing and electrical products and services to the communities in Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit their website at www.blindandsons.com.