Category Archives: Portable Generators

Portable Generator Use During Winter Storm Power Outages

This is only the first week of December, but already crews in southern states are working to repair the damage left behind by the ice storm that paralyzed travelers and left hundreds of thousands without power. The storm has headed … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Generator is Ready for Winter

Winter brings colder temperatures and everything from ice storms to blizzards. Your standby or portable generator has to operate when you need it. In winter, that means starting and running reliably in sub-freezing temperatures. Most engines do not start as … 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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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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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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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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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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Portable Generator Placement for Safety

Hurricane Sandy developed into a Superstorm that traversed the Appalachian Mountains and pushed it’s way into Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada. Although no longer a hurricane, it still had fierce winds that gusted to 50 MPH which produced waves on Lake … Continue reading

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Home Generators for Emergency Power

No matter where you live, a power outage is a possibility and concern. When the power goes out for an extended period, your home loses the ability to control its indoor climate. Damage can result from frozen pipes, flooded basements, … Continue reading

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