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Guardian standby generator installed near a deck

Load Management for Standby Generators

Standby generators provide electrical power during an outage. When the automatic, permanently installed system detects an outage, the generator engine starts and the transfer switch moves all or part of … Continue reading

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Installation of Two Automatic Transfer Switches for a Standby Generator

Large homes with electrical systems that compliment their size may have special requirements for the installation of a standby generator that extend beyond the unit’s power rating. Service panels, even … Continue reading

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Generac Power Management Module PMM and Starter Kit 6199

Transfer Switch Importance in Standby and Portable Generator Systems

An important component of any generator system for backup power to a building that relies on an electric utility for its main source of power is the transfer switch. Transfer … Continue reading

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Generac general purpose 8000 watt portable generator

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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5 Things to Know About Standby Generators For Emergency Power

Standby generators supply power when the utility distribution system is unable to provide electricity. Disruptions caused by storms or by equipment failures are the most common, but other causes include … 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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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Torrential Rain and Inland Flooding

Tropical cyclones produce copious amounts of rain. The energy released when rain drops condense are what provide the storm with it’s high winds. Conversely to wind speed, it is the … Continue reading

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Home Standby Maintenance

Standby Generator Installations Require Time and Planning

The season of severe weather is just around the corner. Everything from hurricanes and tornadoes, to floods, brush fires, and torrential rains will impact lives across the United States in … Continue reading

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Transmission tower supporting high-voltage electrical transmission cables.

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 … Continue reading

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Automatic Home Standby Generators

Compare Important Home Standby Generator Features Before Purchase

Good comparisons are an important part of the decision making process prior to any large purchase, and standby generators are no different. Making comparisons will help you determine which generator … Continue reading

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