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Implement Your 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Emergency Plan Now

Time is running short to finalize preparations for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. As Hurricane Alex proved in January, a hurricane can form at any time of year. Born out … Continue reading

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Hurricane Get Ready

Prepare Now for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1, but as we’ve already seen this year with Hurricane Alex which formed in January, hurricanes and tropical cyclones can … Continue reading

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Replacing your Home Standby Generator after a Flood

Flooding is a common, annual occurrence throughout the United States and few places are entirely immune. Tropical Storms and hurricanes can inundate an area with many inches of rain and … Continue reading

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Briggs & Stratton Warranty comparison

Standby Generator Warranties Matter: Know what yours Covers

Briggs & Stratton has taken a hard look at their warranty and how it compares to the warranties offered by other manufacturers, and for a good reason. The purchase and … Continue reading

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Generac Protector Series

Generator Engines: Naturally Aspirated vs Turbocharged

As fuel efficiency and air quality standards take center stage in nearly every engine design, manufacturers look to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. Since it’s development, internal combustion engine designers … Continue reading

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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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Power Outage Tips
A Kohler Standby Generator and Automatic Transfder Switch

Preparing Meals During an Extended Power Outage

We live with electricity every day and don’t think about it very much. At one time it seemed almost miraculous. Now, most of us take it for granted. Then the … Continue reading

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Portable Generators
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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