Beyond Load: Further Considerations for Choosing a Generator

For many people, capacity or load rating is the premier factor to consider when shopping for a generator. The consideration makes sense since you need a generator that can provide adequate power for all your loads. However, you should also consider the critical factors below. Fuel Generators are available for different fuel types. Examples include: [...]

By |2021-03-12T21:34:59+00:00March 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Generator Transfer Switch: Is It Necessary and How Do You Select the Best One?

Once you have your backup generator, you need one more thing — the transfer switch. A transfer switch changes electrical power load from one source to another. In a backup generator setup, the transfer switch transfers electrical load from the main grid to the generator in case of a blackout. The reverse happens when the [...]

By |2021-02-17T22:25:57+00:00February 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Prepare Your Generator for Weather-Related Power Outages

When it comes to power outages caused by extreme weather, it isn't a matter of if — it's a matter of when. Seasonal storms test the limits of our out-of-date power infrastructure, which inevitably results in widespread power outages. From brutal snowstorms to tornadoes and floods, Michigan has seen its share of extremes. Electricity not [...]

By |2021-01-08T16:43:41+00:00January 8th, 2021|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

Smart Energy Saving Ideas To Optimize Generator Fuel Consumption

Standby backup generators are a smart investment for any homeowner looking to stay on top of emergency power outages. For generators powered by natural gas, you will have an adequate supply of fuel for as long as you need. However, with the rising costs of fuel, your energy bill can easily add up if you [...]

By |2018-08-17T20:52:46+00:00August 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Considerations Your Generac Dealer May Address in Your Consultation

You should schedule a Q&A, fact-finding consultation before ordering a Generac generator. After all, generators aren’t purchases to be made lightly since they are significant investments. First, schedule a time when all the decision makers are home so that everyone is informed and on the same page regarding all the questions, answers, and specs. [...]

By |2018-07-10T21:30:33+00:00July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

3 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Electrical Safety

When you move into a new home, you might be excited to design your dream interior or adding that deck you have been thinking about for years. Unfortunately, simple changes can dramatically impact your home's electrical safety, which is why you should be on the lookout for problems. Here are three things every new homeowner [...]

By |2018-05-16T20:34:47+00:00May 16th, 2018|0 Comments