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Cold Weather Kits and Winter Maintenance for Standby Generators

The cold winter weather currently enveloping a good portion of the United States has people scurrying to purchase new car batteries and fill windshield fluid reservoirs. Cold weather in these … Continue reading

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Six Portable Generator Features to Consider Before Purchase

A portable generator might be a convenience, a necessity, or a lifesaver, depending on the situation. Very often, they serve multiple purposes on job sites, camping trips, and around the … Continue reading

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The New York State Thruway South of Buffalo, NY with more than two feet of snow on an impassible road.

Is Your Portable Generator Ready for Winter Storms?

Winter storms have already begun to bury parts of the Northeast. This week alone, Buffalo, New York had already received about five and half feet of snow, with another two … Continue reading

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House with lights on powered by a standby generator.

PowerPact 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

No two winters are exactly alike, but in some respects they are all the same. Most of the country can expect periods of cold weather that includes rain, snow, ice, … 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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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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