Category Archives: Generator Tips

Home Generator Power Management

Two types of generators supply power to a home during a power outage. A standby generator is permanently installed in conjunction with a automatic transfer switch. If utility power is interrupted, the generator starts and the transfer switch automatically supplies … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Saturn Tracking East

March came in like a lion instead of a lamb this week, with Winter Storm Saturn making an impact from the Northern Plains down through the Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and now headed for Ohio and the Mid Atlantic states. … Continue reading

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RV Generators Take Power on the Road

  Generators for RVs bring all the conveniences of home out on the open road with power for air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions and other small appliances and lights. They are engineered and built specifically for recreational vehicle types that include … Continue reading

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On Time Maintenance Keeps Home Generators Running

Most of us are used to regular maintenance schedules to keep our cars in tip-top condition. We know that the oil has to be changed along with oil filters and air filters. Periodic tune ups replace items like spark plugs, … Continue reading

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Generator Fuel Choices

Generators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. In most home, commercial, portable, and vehicle generators, an internal combustion engine that runs on liquid or gaseous fuel provides the mechanical energy that turns the generating unit. Fuel choices for generator engines … Continue reading

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The Winco Tri-Fuel Maximizes Generator Fuel Choices

One area of concern for homeowners is the storage of fuel for portable generators. During an extended outage, even a moderately-sized generator can deplete stored gasoline supplies quickly. Some communities also limit the amount fuel that homeowners may store. Hunting … Continue reading

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Plan Portable Generator Purchases and Use

Many people choose a portable generator to supply power during an emergency. Generators for home use can power essential systems that include refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, and sump or well pumps. Selecting and buying a portable generator requires more … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness

Most people never think about the services that utilities provide-until it is time to pay the bill. Then they write a check or pay online and forget about it. People who live in towns, villages, and cities often rely entirely … Continue reading

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Electric Generators Help Keep Basements Dry

Even a short term power outage can lead to a flooded basement. Strong storms often leave residences without power for a few hours or even a few days. Keeping the basement dry is an immediate concern during heavy rains, and … Continue reading

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Backfeeding with a Generator is Dangerous

Electricity comes into a home from the utility via a transformer. The transformer lowers the voltage from thousands of volts down to 240 volts before it enters the home. In the home, it passes through the main circuit breaker and … Continue reading

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