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Portable Power for Outdoor Enthusiasts Just Got a Lot Less Noisy

Superior to the Competition: The all-new Generac iQ2000 provides quieter, smarter power wherever you go Generac’s new iQ2000 inverter power generator is third-party tested and proven to be quieter* than … Continue reading

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The Electric Start GP Portable Series from Generac

On The Job Power: Portable Generators for Commercial Use

Portable generators bring electrical power anywhere it is needed. From job sites to emergencies to outdoor events, these work horses put in long hours and provide economical, reliable power for … Continue reading

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Five Small Portable Generators for Power to Take Anywhere You Go

Too often, the portable generator is envisioned as a large, heavy power tool that isn’t very portable unless you’re only moving it from the garage to the driveway. Most people … Continue reading

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What Will My Portable Generator Run During a Power Outage?

Use Generators Safely for Emergency Power During Winter Storm Outages

Just over two years ago, Hurricane Sandy roared up the coast and left millions in the dark. Most power outages took crews about a week to restore power. Others were … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Kits and Winter Maintenance for Standby Generators

The cold winter weather currently enveloping a good portion of the United States has people scurrying to purchase new car batteries and fill windshield fluid reservoirs. Cold weather in these … Continue reading

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Generac Portable iX Series iX2000

Six Portable Generator Features to Consider Before Purchase

A portable generator might be a convenience, a necessity, or a lifesaver, depending on the situation. Very often, they serve multiple purposes on job sites, camping trips, and around the … Continue reading

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The New York State Thruway South of Buffalo, NY with more than two feet of snow on an impassible road.

Is Your Portable Generator Ready for Winter Storms?

Winter storms have already begun to bury parts of the Northeast. This week alone, Buffalo, New York had already received about five and half feet of snow, with another two … Continue reading

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Five days after Isaac, New Orleans waits for power

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. … Continue reading

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Guardian Standby Generator shown with Generac's Smart Switch ATS

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 … Continue reading

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Ice-covered trees and lamp from the freezing rain and sleet by Christopher Waits

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 … Continue reading

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