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Surviving Texas Heat: How to Keep Your Home Powered

Last summer was the hottest summer on record in the state of Texas, with the city of Austin recording a record-breaking 45 consecutive days at or above 100 degrees. Warming temperatures are showing no signs of slowing down, with scientists reporting that this upcoming summer has a one in three chance of being hotter than last year.


A thermometer showing temperatures over 100 degrees with a sun in the background

The Growing Threat of Power Outages in Texas


Many residents are worried about the capability of the state’s electrical grid to handle these rising temperatures during the upcoming summer months. During Winter Storm Uri in 2021, over 4.5 million people lost power, and over 200 Texans died due to rolling blackouts implemented by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to avoid a complete grid collapse. Since then, the state of the electrical grid has stayed the same, but the population in the Lone Star State continues to rise. 


Although ERCOT predicts that there will be sufficient power supply in the coming months, Texans were asked to conserve energy 11 times last summer and fall to avoid blackouts. With the population continuing to rise and no significant improvements made to the electrical grid, the risk of losing power during extreme temperatures remains a pressing concern.


Securing Your Home's Power Supply


With rising temperatures, a growing population, and no major changes to the electrical grid, losing power may become more frequent for Texas residents. Don’t wait until it’s too late; it’s crucial to be proactive and prepared. 


One of the most effective ways to keep your home powered all year long is to invest in a whole-home standby generator. These backup generators will keep your AC and essential appliances running in the event that your home loses power, keeping your family safe and comfortable regardless of the conditions outside.


Get Prepared with PowerMeans


At PowerMeans Electric, we offer whole-home generator installation and repair services. Investing in a home backup generator now will help you stay ahead of unexpected power outages in Texas. Our dedicated team can help you decide on a generator that best aligns with your needs and budget and will ensure it operates effectively in your home. Contact us today for a personalized estimate.

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