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Hurricane Preparation 2014

Hurricane season is upon us, and this year is promising some action. If you’re at risk of being affected by a hurricane, then it’s important that you’re prepared in advance. Being prepared will help to minimize the risk of property damage and bodily injury. You’ll want to be prepared to either evacuate or have an effective […]

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How Important is a Standby Generator Battery?

Unlike a portable generator, home standby generators require a battery. Without a battery, standby generators are useless. Standby generators require a 12 volt battery, and choosing a battery could be a lot more important than you think. While it’s often left as a last-minute consideration, the battery must be given some careful consideration. Once the […]

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Maintaining an Electric Generator

Whether you have used your generator on multiple occasions, or it’s  been running for several days straight due to a prolonged power-outage, it’s going to need a little tender loving care. When your generator runs around the clock, it takes a tremendous toll. To make sure your generator remains up for the task of powering your home […]

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Generator Decibels

To help you understand what decibels mean for you, and to explain why some manufacturers don’t measure the decibels for their generators, we’ve put together a chart and an article that are easy to follow.   For more information about decibels and how they relate to generator noise levels, visit our article: Not Measured by […]

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The Importance of Load Shedding

A load shed kit is recommended for those who have multiple standard central AC systems that may run simultaneously. The reason is that during summer months, both air conditioners may be running at the same time. And if you’re not home when the power goes out, the generator could overload due to the two air conditioner units […]

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Tornado Safety Checklist

Few people actually look forward to a tornado, so not many are prepared when one actually hits. Having a plan and a checklist to ensure you’re prepared if one strikes can be the difference between life and death. Another thing people don’t think about is that tornadoes bring more problems than just the initial damages they […]

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What’s the Deal With Red-Dyed Diesel Fuel?

The sulfur content in diesel fuel is something many people tend to overlook, but be careful! You don’t want the sulfur content in your diesel to be any higher than 15 ppm if you’re using it in your standby generator. Red Dye The EPA requires red dye in diesel fuel with a high-sulfur content. The purpose […]

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Portable Generator Transfer Switch

I get a lot of calls from people wondering if they can remove the bonded neutral from their portable generator and install a manual transfer switch. First, make sure you’re using a transfer switch that’s compatible with your make and model of generator. Second, consider the following statement by Generac, leading manufacturer of quality generators: “Some […]

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Human Powered Cell Phone Chargers?

There are more cellphones and tablets on the planet than there are people! And you know just how terrifying it is to be without your smart phone. The massive amount of electricity used to power the millions of cell phone and tablet devices  in the United States alone depletes non-renewable energy sources. If you can, […]

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How to Program Date, Time, & Exercise Cycle on Generac Generators

Many folks are not familiar with the new Generac Evolution controller and how to set up the date, time and exercise cycle on their new generator. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is an extremely easy process when you have the navigation menu which can be found in your owner’s manual (Page 13). […]

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