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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 a thermostat turns the furnace on and off as needed … 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 less intense tropical cyclones that produce the most rain. It … Continue reading

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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 the coming months. Every year, millions of utility customers do … Continue reading

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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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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 to purchase for you home and ensure the model you … Continue reading

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Choosing a Home Standby Generator for Emergency Power

The decision to install a standby generator isn’t something to take lightly. Standby generators with installation are a considerable investment, but they offer your home and family a measure of protection and peace of mind that no other appliance can … Continue reading

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Transfer Switches for Home Generators

Most of the time, your home is connected to the electric utility. Wires from a transformer carry electrical current to your home, through a meter and into your circuit breaker panel. When the power goes out, those wires no longer … Continue reading

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