When an unexpected blackout strikes, losing power for your furnace or boiler can be a real challenge. Older homes that may be less insulated can quickly cool down, becoming uncomfortable, or even unlivable without a working furnace. Losing a sump pump, however, can be an even greater headache, or even financial catastrophe, if a finished space is inundated with water.

Earlier this week, Toronto experienced a severe ice storm, that resulted in widespread power outages around the city. With a newly underpinned basement relying on a working sump pump,  homeowner Dan Larson didn’t take any chances on getting water into his basement. Dan purchased a CarGenerator from Amazon, connected it to his Subaru Outback, and had plenty of power for his boiler, his sump pump, and even his fridge.

If you rely on a sump pump to keep your basement dry, you need a good generator. Why not get the world’s lightest, easiest, and most reliable generator, CarGenerator, and you don’t have to worry about a blackout meaning more than just a cold house.