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Winter in Canada: Don’t Be Left Powerless, Eh! (+GIVEAWAY!)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was given this product to facilitate my post. As always, opinions are all mine.

When people think of Canada and winter they often assume we live in Igloo’s and we are up to our shoulders in snow every Winter. While neither of these things is true, it does get really cold here and the snow can be quite deep. We’ve also experienced quite a few “ice storms” over the years, and I recently moved to Barrie, Ontario where the Winter’s are said to be worse than anywhere else I’ve ever lived so I’m quite interested to see how this ends up for us!

The last few years Winter’s have been awful. Two years ago we went 12 days without water. No matter what we did our pipes froze and because we lived in Toronto at the time and probably half the city was dealing with the same issues we went without any type of water for 12 days. Try doing that with six kids!

A year before that we dealt with an ice storm that left us powerless for 8 days. At the time it didn’t even cross our minds to go out and get a generator because to be quite honest, I never thought I could afford one or that I would need one. Well, after both of these instances I know now that yes, I can afford one and yes, I will need one. Even if you don’t think you will, it’s a great idea to have on hand because you just never know.

Recently I was sent a Champion 3000W/4000 W generator – that that is great for home projects and as a source of backup power should we ever experience a power outage, again.  I can’t imagine going a day or two (or more) without power with a house of 7 kids, it’s just something I don’t ever want to experience. This generator is light-weight, moves on two wheels and has plenty of outlets available, including a 120V 30A locking outlet (L5-30R) and four 120V 20A household outlets (5-20R).

The Champion Power Equipment 100105 3000-Watt Portable Generator with Wheel Kit is designed with versatility and convenience in mind.

Why Choose Champion:

  • Dual Fuel – Runs on GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box
  • Wireless Remote Start – Start and stop the unit from up to 80 ft. away.
  • Electric Start – Battery included for push-button starting.
  • Volt Guard – Protects your appliances from power surges.
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty with 24/7 lifetime technical support for all Champion products.

Open Frame Generators
When you lose utility power it’s not only the lights that go out. Critical hardwired systems like heating and air conditioning units stop working, food begins to spoil, security systems often fail, and sump pumps cease functioning. A power outage lasting only a few days can cost the average family over $1,200 in repairs. Designed with portability in mind, Champion products can be stored, moved and used with ease no matter where you need power. Housed in a durable steel frame some units come equipped with a u-shape folding handle and never-flat tires for easy manoeuvring and transportation. Open frame generators also make a great addition to the RV or a weekend at the cabin. Models are available travel-ready with standard 30A and 50A RV outlets with enough power to start and run everything in your RV.

Champion 3000W/4000 W we received is also extremely quiet for such a powerful little machine. From 23 feet, the noise level is 68 dBA, about as loud as a vacuum cleaner. I was worried about this because not only do loud noises scare our 14-month-old but I didn’t want it to disrupt the entire neighbourhood. Well, that isn’t a worry. it’s not as loud as I expected.

The Champion 3000-watt generator was built to be reliable and powerful. With the nifty volt-guard, it prevents overloads and keeps your equipment safe from voltage spikes.

Now that the snow is finally upon us, I am more comfortable than I ever have been knowing we have a back-up should we ever need it. My top priority is always making sure my kids are safe, and during an 8-day power outage with no heat or hydro, it can become too much for such little souls. Luckily, we won’t left in the dark anymore.

By filling up the 3.4-gallon tank of gasoline and enjoy up to 10 hours of power at 50% load. 10 hours of comfort on a single 3.4 gallon tank of gas, talk about ideal! Don’t be left in the cold or dark this winter, be sure to look into getting your home a Champion Generator!

Champion products are available at a number of retailers across Canada, including Canadian Tire and Costco, with prices ranging from $299 to $1,100, depending on the product.

GIVEAWAY!

Because we want you to be prepared for this Winter, we are giving away a $50 Canadian Tire Gift Card! Head to Canadian Tire and get more supplies to stay prepared for the cold days ahead!

GOOD LUCK!