Blackouts and Power Outages Are the New Normal

by | Sep 30, 2020 | Home & Garden

Whether you believe in climate change or not, one thing is for sure, each year we are having more wildfires. California has been in a severe drought cycle for over 12 years. With housing demands increasing each year, the demand for water sources along with electrical power demand is causing stress on our existing infrastructure. Most credible scientists have determined the obvious, we live in a subterrain desert, and these droughts and wildfires have been around for thousands of years. So, as we build more homes, we need to find more water and create new power sources, and since we cannot keep up with the demand, we have to rely on technology and science.
One great solution is a Home Standby Generator. The new modern generators are automatic, and ready 24/7. This makes it quite easy to deal with planned power shutdowns, as well as the unplanned blackouts during the high winds and the wildfires that are occurring at alarming rates. The drought has no end in sight, and the result is more and more wildfires which are happening with greater frequency. Fortunately for us, we have the world’s greatest group of firefighters to help reduce the danger. But when wildfires do occur, the State of California allows the electrical providers to schedule immediate Flex-Alerts, which is a nice way of saying, “due to high heat levels, combined with high wind, your power will be turn off”. Remember this is for Public Safety. Now, if you have your Home Standby Generator, you will be ready 24/7 which will start up automatically, usually within 20 to 30 seconds of a power outage. These power outages are happening 7 to 8 times per year, which is more than in previous years. Also, COVID-19 is also forcing us to work from home, and combined with home schooling, your electrical power usage is increasing. The latest California State mandates call for scheduled maintenance blackouts, and this is our new normal. Will you be ready when the next power outage comes?
Now for the good news. You can be proactive and be ready for these power outages. Automatic generators are affordable, and when installed correctly, Home Standby Generators will add a high return on investment, and if and when you sell your home, a perspective buyer will see your home as a good purchase that makes sense. Anco Design Build has been providing energy saving solutions for your home since 1981. Our company is licensed in General Construction, Electrical, Solar Panels, Roofing, Concrete, Landscaping, and Swimming Pools. Financing is available through Go Green Financing. We provide a free consultation for all your home improvement needs. Please give us a call at 818.299.1188 or visit us at

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