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Incredible Weather Events That Cut Power in Michigan

We’ve all probably experienced a period of time with no electricity, and there’s nothing like a few minutes of life in the dark ages to appreciate all the benefits of electricity. Electricity heats our homes, provides the warmth and security of lights, and powers our electronic gadgets. Electricity keeps our cities and our lives humming. [...]

By |2019-11-20T17:08:48+00:00November 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Should You Choose a Standby or a Portable Generator?

Americans have become more and more dependent on their devices, and said devices run on electricity. What’s more, systems in the house depend on electricity to run. A blackout impacts more than a homeowner’s ability to turn on the lights or television. An extended blackout can cause food in your refrigerator to spoil and make [...]

By |2019-10-23T19:46:15+00:00October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Considering Backup Power For Your Business? Generator Basics

As a business owner, backup power is important. If your area experiences an outage without a sufficient alternative power source, it can affect your company's operations negatively. Whether a recent power outage left your company in a rut or you are looking to prevent a potential disaster, a generator is important. If you have never [...]

By |2019-10-16T20:03:29+00:00October 16th, 2019|0 Comments

3 Important Considerations for Your New Boiler

Boilers provide the water or steam necessary to heat the home. Obviously, you'll want one that's in good working order when the cold months hit. So, if your boiler seems to struggle when it provides heat and hot water, if it leaks, or if it's losing pressure, you probably need to buy a new boiler. [...]

By |2019-09-13T18:49:37+00:00September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

When Is a Mini-Split System the Right Choice?

You have many options for cooling and heating your home, and while forced-air systems are still considered one of the most effective options, more and more people are choosing alternatives, such as a mini-split system. If you are curious about mini-split systems, check out these reasons one may be the right choice for you. [...]

By |2019-02-26T21:01:50+00:00February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

3 Facts About Standby-Generator Operation During Power Outages

A standby generator is safer and more reliable than a portable generator during a power outage. Standby generators have transfer switches that constantly monitor the current flowing from your utility. If power from your utility is not adequate or fails entirely, the transfer switch tells the generator to start, then shifts your wiring system to [...]

By |2019-01-31T23:59:04+00:00January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Generator Placement Tips for Maximum Efficiency and Security

Where you place your standby power generator determines not only how safe the generator is, but also how efficiently it will serve you. Below are some generator placement tips you should observe. Limit Carbon Monoxide Exposure A conventional generator burns fuel to produce electricity, and carbon monoxide is one of the byproducts of the combustion. [...]

By |2019-01-30T21:28:03+00:00January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Importance of a Generator for Home Health Care Needs

If you are going to care for an ailing loved one in the home, you need to properly prepare the home to ensure all their needs are met. All medical equipment and devices must always be readily available and functioning. A generator is important when you are caring for an ailing loved one with certain [...]

By |2018-11-27T19:08:33+00:00November 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Why Your Convenience Store Needs a Standby Generator

Even though you might know that other convenience stores in the area have standby generators, you might not have purchased one for your own store just yet. However, a commercial-grade standby generator really is a necessity for modern convenience stores.   Prevent Food Products from Spoiling One of the biggest problems that convenience store owners [...]

By |2018-10-23T16:27:19+00:00October 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

3 Electrical Maintenance Tasks Not to Forget This Winter

School is back in session and winter is around the corner, which means snowstorms, cheery family get-togethers, and more of a reliance on indoor power systems. To ensure a fun, trouble-free holiday season, you need to take care of some important things while the weather is still pleasant. Here are three electrical maintenance tasks you [...]

By |2018-09-18T22:37:32+00:00September 18th, 2018|0 Comments