Home backup power options can save you money, energy, and even your health when the electricity goes out. And like it or not, the power probably will go out at some point in the time you own your home.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates Americans experience an average of 1.3 power outages a year, lasting about four hours. Of course, that's just the average. Homeowners in areas prone to storms—be they hurricanes, tornadoes, or snow and ice storms—tend to log even more hours lighting candles and grabbing flashlights when they lose power.
By Jeanne Sager
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