What would you do if your home lost power today and you didn’t know when it would return? Are you stocked up on candles and canned goods? Would your family be left in the dark, unsure of how to weather the storm?


Matt Blashaw is a real estate expert and HGTV star. A California native, moving to a state in Tornado Alley changed his outlook on weather preparedness. Shortly after settling down in Kansas, a tornado touched down near his home, leaving his family without power for three days. Their refrigerated food spoiled and crucial safety systems like smoke and security alarms went down, but relocating to a hotel would’ve been costly so they rode it out at home. Following that scary and uncertain situation, Matt decided his home needed a secondary power source to avoid being in such a vulnerable position again.


Propane standby generators safeguard families and their houses, even when the electric grid goes down. Propane can power key systems like home heating, water heaters, cooktops and ovens, fireplaces, boilers, and clothes dryers. If those systems rely on the electric grid, they are useless when there is a power outage. Propane generators are a clean alternative to diesel models, and unlike diesel, propane doesn’t degrade over time, meaning your generator will provide power whether you need it in three days or three years.


During winter months, propane can heat your home and provide efficient, comfortable warmth. In preparation for cold weather, winterize your home by prepping your furnace, clearing a pathway to your propane tank for easy filling, and trimming overhead tree branches.


Making a disaster plan creates peace of mind. Including reliable propane backup power in that plan ensures that your home and family will be safe and comfortable, no matter the weather.


Find out which propane generator is right for your home.