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Core Power Standby Generator vs Portable for Emergency Backup Power

Residential consumers considering a generator for backup power have two main choices—a standby generator or a portable. The first stop at this point is an Internet search for backup generators. Choices run from one extreme to the other, with tiny … Continue reading

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Choose the Right Automatic Transfer Switch for Standby Generators

The automatic transfer switch—or ATS—is what makes a standby generator system a fully automatic appliance. They are to a standby generator what a thermostat is to a furnace. Just as a thermostat turns the furnace on and off as needed … Continue reading

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Standby Generator Fall Maintenance and Winter Preparation

The bitter cold and record snowfalls during the winter of 2014 caught many people by surprise. People should be less surprised that the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting much of the same for this winter, just a few months away. …the winter … Continue reading

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Generator Noise Levels – How Loud Are They

Generators make a positive impact on our lives by providing power when we need it, and where we need it. When the electric utility supply is interrupted, we can rely on standby generators to fill in the gap until the … Continue reading

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Facts About Portable Generator to House Connections

When a power outage occurs, there is no doubt that the best way to provide backup emergency power to a home is with standby generator system. An automatic transfer switch controls the home’s source of power and switches it between … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing the Right Portable Generator

Portable generators make a lot of sense when you need power where there is none available. Job sites without utility service, campgrounds that lack electrical hookups, picnics, tailgating, and anywhere else that can’t be reasonably reached with an extension cord. … Continue reading

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Basics of Home Generators for Emergency Backup Power

Events in recent years have punctuated the fragility of our nation’s power grid. Hurricane seasons over this year and last have been relatively quiet, but tornadoes, ice storms and other weather-related events have done their share to knocked out power. … Continue reading

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Guardian 22kW Largest Most Efficient Air-Cooled Standby Generator

Generac’s newest addition to the Guardian product lineup is the largest capacity air-cooled standby generator on the market. No other generator manufacturer currently offers a comparable air-cooled standby unit. The generator supplies up to 22 kilowatts of power while running … Continue reading

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Off-Grid Power Systems: Keeping the Lights On

Living and working off the grid doesn’t necessarily mean you give up every convenience or necessity that requires electrical power. People and businesses in remote or rural locations often require sources of electrical power other than electric utilities. Some choose … Continue reading

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Safe Use of Electric Generators at Home and Away

The Internet age has brought information in vast quantities to our fingertips from just about anywhere. Unfortunately, a lot of that information isn’t perfect and some of it is downright dangerous. Any genuine expert on a particular topic can only … Continue reading

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