Used The Generator Yesterday
We live on the Texas Gulf Coast. I finally convinced my husband to buy a generator after Hurricane Ike. We start it once a month, etc. but really haven't had an opportunity to use it.
Yesterday morning I found a flyer on the front door that the light company would be doing maintenance and that we would be without power for 4-5 hours SOMETIME this week. The power went out at 5:45 pm. The outside temp was in the mid to upper 90's. Plus the humidity is high because we recently had rain.
We immediately got out the generator, cranked it up and plugged up the A/C window unit in my office (off the master bedroom), the TV, and a fan. We closed off the master bedroom to the rest of the house.
The temp in the rest of the house soared to over 85 degrees. We (and three dogs) were comfortable in the master bedroom until the power came back on several hours later.
It was a good trial run for when we do have an actual long term power outage. We were without power for over two weeks during Hurricane Ike.