Even when the wicked winds of winter blow I can rest knowing that my family, home, and belongings are safe and secure. My buddy and I don’t live in a region that is prone to hurricanes, earthquakes or even wildfires so the worst that winter throws at us an occasional snow or ice storm. These can be damaging to powerlines and trees but for the most part are an inconvenience that strands us at home or work for a few hours. The power can go out and that is easily the thing that many in our region worry about. For this reason most of our Heating and A/C dealers in the part deal with whole apartment generator upgrade as well. They sell systems that will work alongside these units and run even during lengthy power outages. These do require the use of natural gas or propane as a fuel source but that is common in our part too. Heating with natural gas is more economical than using electricity anyway so it is a natural choice. My buddy and I even use gas to power our tepid water tank, clothes dryer and stove. Installing our whole apartment generator was a hefty expense but knowing that my heat will stay on makes every dollar spent worthwhile. If you are uneasy about your own home or family being sizzling and safe during power outages then you should contact your Heating and A/C business and discuss possibilities for your home generator too. There are many possibilities on the size and power of generators out there. Some are only designed to run the Heating and A/C system while others are powerful enough to run other appliances too. Either way an installed equipment is safer than a portable one and it kicks on automatically as soon as the power goes out.