When inclement weather strikes we are all affected. Whether it’s a rainstorm, snowstorm, hurricane, ice storm, or even heatwave, extreme weather has a tendency to throw our lives out of wack. As a result of climate change, incidents of extreme weather are expected to increase with each passing year. Whether it’s extreme cold, or hot temperatures, the chances of such inclement weather having an effect on us all increases. When such weather occurs across the United States, a wide variety of utilities are affected. This can include cable service, telephone service, and electrical service.
Electricity is essential to many homes across the United States. This is the energy source that powers our homes. Without electricity, many residences across the country can’t function, as can be seen with the recent snowstorms across Texas. When power transformers or power lines are affected by this extreme weather, other options are sought out so that electricity usage won’t be affected. This is where mobile transformers or mobile substations come into play. We’ll dig a bit deeper into the reasons why your home might need a mobile transformer or mobile substation.
Emergency Home Service
As mentioned before, there are times where emergencies happen and a mobile transformer is needed. This can include extreme weather circumstances such as tornados, rainstorms, ice storms, and other natural occurrences. In other cases like a home fire, or any other damage that occurs to a home it helps to have transformer trailers at the ready. Whenever there’s a chance that your electrical service has been disrupted, having a mobile substation helps.
Also, imagine that your home’s electricity hasn’t been directly impacted. What might happen in a case like this is your neighborhood’s transformers might have been affected. This requires an electrical company to service many homes at once, bringing out transformers for the entire area. Some of these mobile transformers might include instrument transformers, rectifier transformers, and specialty transformers. Whether it’s electrical service that’s needed for your home, or for many homes in your area, mobile transformers are a good option for providing electrical service when necessary.
New Home Service
Let’s say you’re moving into a newly built home, and the electrical service has yet to be established for your area. Sometimes in newly constructed areas, mobile transformers are used to power service during the construction of new homes. In this case, it helps to have some form of electrical service available to assist with the building of these new homes.
Once you move into your newly constructed home, your electric utility will be provided through normal means. The mobile substations will be taken to a new construction site, and you’ll be able to now focus on any home improvement projects you need to be knocked out for your new residence. You might’ve had to put off contacting a home improvement company like MLM Home Improvement Inc. due to the construction of your home. After construction is done, then you can now focus on any shingle, gutter, or other home improvement work which needs to be done.
Mobile substation transformers can also be used when temporary electrical service is needed in non-emergency home service situations. Let’s say an electrical grid or transformer near your house needs to be repaired. In this case, it would be helpful to have a mobile transformer brought into your area to provide you with continuous electrical service. Though it is a temporary power source when such repairs are being done on existing transformer equipment, you are still receiving electrical service nonetheless. Having this mobile substation option can help many homes and neighborhoods if a temporary fix is needed.