Whether it’s caused by a utility power interruption or weather disasters, power outages are frequent occurrences. Yet we depend on power more than ever. A power outage is more than an inconvenience. Loss of power sends families to motels and restaurants. Basements flood when sump pumps have no power. It’s not uncommon to have multiple power outages each winter and it is beneficial it is to have a generator wired to the house to automatically kick in to turn on pre-defined items such as refrigerator, septic, well, heat, and lights in specific rooms.