Have you listen the NEWS: Southern California Edison Shutting Off Power to Homes in the Inland Empire Due to Fires. With wildfires currently happening throughout Southern California, all of us in the Inland Empire are at risk. These fires have been impacting people’s well-being, way of life, and natural resources. Southern California Edison (SCE) have shut off power to 41,000 homes in the Inland Empire as of October 31st and are considering to shut off an additional 304,000 homes. In attempt to avoid fires being sparked by electrical lines, SCE selects areas that are identified as high risk due to fires happening. These efforts are to protect the public, and avoid the spreading of fires. It also have a huge impact on air quality. However, homeowners need to be prepared for these power outages, especially when the power is reactivated.
Your homes air conditioning and heating system is one of the most expensive equipment serving your home. If a surge happens, it can cause a shortage inside the electric part of your air conditioning and heating system. A surge protector made specifically for your air conditioning and heating systems are needed to prevent these events from impacting the performance of your equipment. A surge protector regulates the level of voltage going through the electrical equipment and prevents spikes of electricity passing through the electrical lines, preventing your equipment from being impacted and potentially failing to perform. Since, homes are considered to be cut off from power during natural disasters it is important to invest in a surge protector to keep your air conditioning and heating systems safe and running.
Also another NEWS: Southern California Edison cut power to 85 customers in unincorporated areas between Beaumont and Banning on Tuesday and will cut power to of 61,000 customers across Riverside County, almost doubling the amount of customers believed earlier. As of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday there are 152,500 clients across seven counties under consideration for a public safety electricity shutoff, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Kern, Inyo and Mono counties, representing 10,000 residents added to the record Tuesday afternoon. The utility decided to reduce power because weather conditions are increasing the threat of wildfires. The National Weather Service predicted high temperatures and gusty Santa Ana winds reaching speeds up to 35 mph on Tuesday.