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Standby Generators Increase Home Resale Value

Every major storm only serves to highlight the fragile nature of the nation’s power grid. According to Dr. Jeff Masters at Weather Underground, Hurricane Sandy disrupted power to 8.5 million people 2012, including three-quarters of New Jersey utility customers. It took … Continue reading

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Prepare Now for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Hurricane Center reminds us that the hurricane season is just a few months away, and the time to prepare for that season is now. Although the direct force of a hurricane directly affects the coastal region where it … Continue reading

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Generator Safety During Winter Storm Power Outages

As the United States records 2014 as one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory, the number of winter-weather-related power outages may also be one for the records. Major ice storms have plunged large portions of the southern … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Impacts South and Northeast States

By 9am Wednesday, the winter storm impacting the south had already accumulated more than 1/2 inch of ice in some areas. Ice accumulation rates of 0.1 inches per hour were expected to add even more ice, and the storm isn’t … Continue reading

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Inverters: Electrical Power From Your Vehicle

We drive around in vehicles that produce quite a bit of power. Most of the power is mechanical and is used to propel the vehicle in whatever direction we want to go. This is true on cars, RVs, boats, trucks, … Continue reading

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Generac Standby Generators for Homes and Businesses

Generac Power Systems began building generators in 1959 and over the last 55 years, they have become the largest manufacturer of residential standby generators in the world. The Generac standby product line at Norwall Power Systems includes models ranging from … Continue reading

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On Vacation: Winter Road Travel

Winter. Cold, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. And while these characteristics might seem counter-intuitive to fun and good times, the opposite is often true. Skiing or snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and even camping are all just part of the winter … Continue reading

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Major Ice Storm Kills Power – Locks Down Central USA

A major ice storm is paralyzing a wide swath from Northern Texas through Kentucky and Tennessee and has made travel extremely hazardous. The blast of frigid air moving in behind the storm will only add to the difficulties with school … Continue reading

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2013 Hurricane Season Ends but Awareness Still Important

The June through November hurricane season has ended for 2013. Even though the season runs from June 1st through November 30th, hurricanes and other tropical cyclones can still form and affect the United States and the rest of North America. … 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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