Disaster Preparedness

Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards — natural disasters are inevitable. The key is being prepared. Having solid emergency plans can literally mean the difference between life and death. Let our disaster preparedness tips and emergency readiness tips help you keep your family safer.

How to protect appliances from brownouts

How to Protect Appliances from Brownouts & Other Power Supply Changes

Brownouts aren’t common; however, understanding brownout protection can be helpful to safeguard expensive devices. Keep reading for information about what causes brownouts and how to prevent brownout damage — with tips and resources to keep you prepared.

Effects of power outages on businesses

Effects of Power Outages on Businesses

Our lives and businesses have become increasingly dependent on devices and the technology that powers them. Businesses use technology like point-of-sale (POS) terminals, smart lighting, smart thermostats and automated inventory tracking to operate more efficiently.

15 tips on how to prepare for a power outage in the winter

15 Tips on How to Prepare for a Power Outage in the Winter

Many of us know how important it is to be prepared for a winter power outage. Heavy snow, sleet, ice and wind can wreak havoc on power lines.

What is a Natural Gas Safety Inspection?

Gas furnaces and appliances are safe and energy-efficient. But it’s important to keep them running smoothly.

How to protect against power surges at home

How to Protect Against Power Surges at Home

Power surges at home can cause expensive damage to devices, electronics and appliances plugged into any outlet. You might notice a severe surge that causes major destruction, but you may not even be aware of many small surges that last a microsecond or less.

How to Prepare for a Long-Term Power Outage

Power outages can be unpredictable — and are unfortunately common — events, affecting more than 36 million Americans in 2017 alone. If a blackout lasts for a long time, it can create many challenging and potentially dangerous situations for families.

what causes power outages

10 Common Causes of Power Outages

Have you ever wondered what causes power outages? When the power goes out, it can affect anywhere from a few blocks to whole neighborhoods — or even an entire city.

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COVID-19 ideas for keeping your small-business workplace running smoothly and safely

COVID-19: Ideas for Keeping Your Small-Business Workplace Running Smoothly and Safely

In the United States, a lot of change has followed in the wake of the new coronavirus. How people work, shop, travel, go to school — practically every aspect of our lives has been affected.

COVID-19 is a chance to transform your business and reinvent your processes

COVID-19: A Chance to Transform Your Business & Reinvent Your Processes

The coronavirus outbreak in the United States has changed how millions of Americans work, shop, worship, you name it. Certainly, COVID-19 has forced many small businesses to think about transforming to adapt to those new circumstances.

How to save energy while you're self-isolating and working from home

How to Save Energy While You’re Self-Isolating & Working from Home

If you’re looking for ways to keep expenses manageable in this economy, it can be helpful to examine the energy impacts of self-isolating and working from home. The guidelines recommended by government agencies to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus affect energy consumption.

How to keep your customers engaged during the coronavirus outbreak

How to Keep Your Customers Engaged During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Across the United States, nonessential businesses have been asked to shut down their regular business operations to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The impact has been staggering to both small-business owners and their employees.

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