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Chaz Peling: Backup Power Solutions

Be prepared if the lights suddenly go out
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:20 PM

Without electricity, our capability to conduct our modern way of life becomes immediately and severely curtailed. Communication instantly stops. Food quickly spoils. Sundown puts an end to all activity. Air conditioning and water well pumps no longer function.

And as prolonged blackouts often go hand-in-hand with gas shortages, disaster victims are often truly forced into a "dark ages" lifestyle.

This week, Chaz Peling, founder of Sol Solutions, joins the podcast to share his expertise on residential backup power options. The good news is that recent technology advancements offer more robust and affordable solutions than ever before. The bad news is, you have to invest the effort to procure an install them in advance of the next crisis for them to be of use. » Read more

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Preserve Perishable Food During a Summer Power Outage

5 tricks to save you food
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 3:20 PM

Learn a number of methods to save and preserve the valuable food you have stored in your fridge when the power goes out during the summer or during emergency situations. 


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5 Smart Ways to Respond to a Blackout

Steps to be better prepared and back up and running sooner
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 2:37 PM

Simple steps to build more resilience for when a blackout occurs. 


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Preparing Your Freezer for Hurricane Sandy

(or any power outage)
Monday, October 29, 2012, 8:07 PM

Tips for prepping your freezer and frozen foods for potential power outages from Sandy or other upcoming storms.