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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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Guardian Emergency Home Backup Generator Systems for Comfort Security

Power outages occur for many reasons across America. Every year, hundreds of thousands, and often millions of utility customers experience long-term outages that last days or even weeks. After catastrophic … Continue reading

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New York City streets clogged with cars and drivers after a snowstorm.

Prepare for a Cold Snowy Winter with Standby Generator Rebates

As kids head back to school, thoughts turn to the coming winter. The winter of 2014 brought unusually severe ice storms along with record snowfalls across the South that stranded … Continue reading

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Guardian standby generator installed near a deck

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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Generac general purpose 8000 watt portable generator

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 … Continue reading

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Five tropical cyclones shown in the ocean tropics including Bertha, Iselle, Julio, Genevieve, and Halong.

Active Tropics Heat Up with Five Tropical Cyclones

As of this date, August 04, 2014, the ocean tropics are very active with five named storms. East Coast Bertha has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. … Continue reading

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An infographic showing various severe weather types that impacted the USA during 2012.

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 … Continue reading

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