This morning I stopped by Lowes on my way to the office to pickup a couple of bundles of woods and some pellets for my pellet stove insert. The place was crazy because in Greater Boston area we are getting a storm warning that is calling for over 2 feet of snow.
One of the things I just checked out was an inverter. An invertere is simply a device that takes 12 volt DC electricity that found in a car or off a car or marine battery and turns it into 120 volt AC power like that in the receptacles in your home.
I ended up purchasing a 750 watt inverter which will allow me to power up and run my pellet stove off of a deep cycle marine battery that I have. The inverter I purchased also has a USB port which will be great in the event we do loose power, at lease the kids will be able to use their gizmos.
I could not see running out and buying a generator without much research, but could justify this since I also had a $10.00 credit for Lowes. I eneded up paying $59.00 and I already owned the battery.
Now I will be able to power up some phones, ipads and keep the pellet stove running.
I will selling real estate remotely in the blizzard....cheers