Friend, neigbour and incredibly competent cross country skier Mr. H lives five miles north of my place. There are two houses between him and me, so he almost qualifies as being next door. Mr H. has AC in his house. He is into stuff like refrigerators and freezers.
When I visited him recently there was a blackout. It lasted for quite a while and if it lasted really long a lot of his stored food would go bad. I cackled evilly and rubbed my hands.
Maybe it really is time I move to The Towns for a spell.