Category Archives: Generator Information

How Standby Generators Work

The first generators required a team of engineers to keep them working. They kept the steam engines running that provided the mechanical power for the generator, and made constant adjustments to the generator to regulate the power production. As the … Continue reading

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2013 Generac Guardian Product Line Changes

Generac unveiled a number of updates to their Guardian generators in January at the 2013 International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Highlights include the new Evolution Controller and control panel for the highly popular Guardian Series Standby¬†Generators that include … Continue reading

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Portable Generator Basics

Portable generators supply electrical power wherever it is needed. Construction sites use them to power electric tools and temporary lighting. Small units in campsites power small appliances and festive lights. Homeowners use them for outdoor equipment or backup power during … Continue reading

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Ordering Parts: The Importance of Serial and Model Numbers

Have you ever called a dealer or manufacturer of just about anything for a maintenance or repair part? Chances are, the salesperson wanted to know the name of the product, the model number, the serial number and possibly even when … Continue reading

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Choosing a Home Standby Generator for Emergency Power

The decision to install a standby generator isn’t something to take lightly. Standby generators with installation are a considerable investment, but they offer your home and family a measure of protection and peace of mind that no other appliance can … Continue reading

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Get a Plan: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricanes are destructive storms that cause billions of dollars in damage and take the lives of those who are unprepared or fail to heed warnings. With modern forecasting, we usually have plenty of advance notice that a hurricane is headed … Continue reading

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Generator Power for Outdoor Summer Fun

Planning an outing in the great outdoors this summer? Having fun in the outdoors is the highlight of summer whether it’s in your backyard, out at the lake, at a campground, or tailgating at the ball park. Outdoor parties and … Continue reading

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Cummins Liquid Cooled Standby Home Power Generators

Were you in the dark during the last power failure? You can eliminate worries that a power outage will leave your home susceptible to flooding, allow your refrigerated or frozen food to spoil, or that you’ll have to suffer through … Continue reading

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Backup Power – Preparing Food During A Power Outage

Standby and portable generators can handle a lot during a power outage, but they still have their limits. You probably know that your electric range can use a lot power, and if air conditioners are running, adding heat to the … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Storm Season with a Generac 5875 Standby Generator

Summer is right around the corner and with it comes some of Mother Nature’s most violent weather. Tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and strong thunderstorms are fueled by warm, humid air and can cause extensive damage over large areas. Power outages are … Continue reading

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