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The Cost Of Power Outages

When the power goes out, it’s obviously an inconvenience to your family or household. Additionally, power outages can prove to be a significant monetary expense, too. There is a solution to power outages…but first, take a look at the stats below:

By The Numbers

  • 87% of power outages are caused by severe weather.
  • 500,000 people on average are affected daily by United States power outages.
  • Weather-related power outages have doubled since 2003.
  • Power outages cost American households $150 billion annually with weather-related outages accounting for $25-$70 billion a year.

What Causes Power Outages 

  • 29.7% – Equipment failure
  • 14.8% – Wind/rain
  • 11.3% – Lightening
  • 10.1% – Operator error
  • 7.7% – Voltage reduction
  • 5.9% – Voluntary reduction
  • 5.5% – Cold weather
  • 5.3% – Supply shortage
  • 5.2% – Fire
  • 5% – Ice storm

Potential Cost

  • $5,000-$10,000 – Burst or frozen pipes
  • $10,000-$25,000 – Flood damage
  • $500-$30,000 – Mold remodel
  • $250-$500 – Food loss
  • $100-$200/night – Hotel

Good News

Kohler home generators
Kohler home generators provide a source of backup power to your home!

The good news is these costs can all be prevented with a home backup generator. That’s right; don’t ever worry about another power outage again! Within just seconds of your power going out, a home backup generator automatically powers your entire home…appliances, electricity, HVAC…everything! What’s even better? You don’t ever have to charge or fuel a home backup generator. They run on propane or natural gas. That’s good news!

Kohler Generators

At The Bosworth Company, we are a Kohler Generator dealer. For more information or to see if a home backup generator is right for your home, contact us today! We’re worth the call. Always.