Dear Eco Ed, I am fed up with these power outages!

Dear Eco-Ed:

I am fed up with these power outages!  This is our third one in two years, and we were out for 8 days this time (14 days after Hurricane Irene).  I’ve heard about generators, and the whole concept seems complicated.  I do not feel comfortable with one of those portable units with power cords running everywhere.  I went to Home Depot and they gave me pricing for a whole-house generator.  It was $14,000, and I’m not really sure what I’m getting, or if it is overkill.  They did not take any time to explain it to me.  They just gave me this price, and asked me if I wanted it, Yes or No.  Is this a good option?  Will it protect me in future storms?  Am I being unreasonable in my expectations?

- Confused in Glen Rock

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Green Divas Radio Show: Eco Ed Provides Tips to Prepare for the Winter

 

Green Divas Radio Show interviews Eco Ed on preparing a home for winter

Green Divas Radio Show is providing fresh ideas for sustainable living. Green Diva Megan McWilliams will be interviewing Eco Ed on ways to prepare your home for the winter. With today’s economic conditions, everyone could benefit from a reduced heating bill. Check out the podcast below.

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