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The APS Generator Blog publishes news stories, press releases, helpful tips, how-to videos, and more to educate and inform our Generator customers.

Top Reasons to Buy a Generac Generator

Even though sometimes predictable, bad weather is simply unavoidable. You never know how adversely a seemingly regular thunderstorm could affect the energy lines in your area. To avoid the inconvenience caused by blackouts and long power cuts, having a generator is really important. However, choosing one from an array of generators available can be a bit overwhelming. Which is why we have shortlisted the best for you - Generac Generators. Generac is a global leader in providing the best commerci...
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Which Causes More Damage? Storm Surge or Heavy Rain?

Rains and storms are two of the most common natural disasters caused by natural forces such as hurricanes or cyclones. Surges and heavy rainfall can occur just about anywhere. They are typically more common in areas with coastal regions and river deltas. We have had many hits recorded Delray Beach main office in South Florida in the past few years. With each one, there have been different amounts of property damage. The amount of damage from a storm isn't just caused by wind speeds. It's also de...
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How Long Can a Generator Run After a Storm?

With Florida experiencing an average of at least one hurricane per year, it is really only a matter of time before you’re stuck facing a prolonged period without power. Having a generator installed as part of your home’s electrical system is the best way to prepare for this eventuality and ensure that you always have power even after a major storm. Still, many people are concerned that their generator might not be able to run for long enough, and we’re here to show you why with a Generac generat...
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The 2022 Hurricane Season is 2 Months Away - Here's a Quick Checklist

The 2022 hurricane season is only two months away, which means now is the time to start planning and preparing for it before it’s too late. South Florida is a great place to live, but it means living with the potential threat of hurricanes for nearly half the year. In fact, Florida has averaged at least one tropical storm or hurricane every year since data started being recorded in 1851. This makes it essential that you prepare ahead of time so that you’re ready for anything that could happen if...
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Precautions to Take When Installing a Commercial Generator

For businesses in Delray Beach and the rest of South Florida, commercial generators are incredibly important. They provide power backup and even act as the sole power source for businesses that cannot afford any downtime without hurting their bottom line. This makes these generators a crucial piece of machinery for most businesses to keep their production or services running smoothly. Commercial generator installation, maintenance, and repairs are all part of setting up and keeping these machine...
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Proper Installation of Commercial Generator

The Importance of Properly Installing Commercial Generator Constant power outages are becoming an increasing worry for business firms in the United States. The minor power problem might have severe implications and impede your business operations. It doesn't matter how many precautions you might have taken to avoid unforeseen mishaps. Sometimes things are beyond your control. Power cuts in commercial setups can result in monetary losses and lead to safety concerns, security hazards, communicatio...
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Benefits of Propane Tank Monitoring in the Digital Age

Propane tanks are a key component for various industrial and consumer activities. You use them for heating and cooking fuel and other residential, commercial, and agricultural needs. With the ongoing digital revolution, gas tank monitoring has become a necessity. As technology becomes more advanced and your reliance on gas increases, it is important to have the ability to monitor these tanks digitally to prevent any safety issues. Discussed below are the benefits of propane tank monitoring and h...
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The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than usual

Taken from an NPR article dated April 7, 2022 Scientists at Colorado State University (CSU) are predicting another above-average hurricane season in 2022. They say there will be at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes — four of which will be Category 3 or higher. An average season normally has 14 named storms, around seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. This increased prediction continues a trend that researchers have seen for some time. Last season, CSU scientists predicted 17 name...
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Are you protecting you underground propane tank from corrosion?

Let’s face it, tanks are expensive.  And in order for them to last a long time, propane tanks and metallic piping need protection . . . Cathodic Protection.  Corrosion can be defined as a disease of steel. Coating the steel tank is the first line of defense against corrosion however Cathodic Protection will make a steel propane tank and its piping immune to the disease of corrosion.  APS installs a connected Magnesium Anode Bag with every underground tank that will provide a curre...
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How Secure is America's Power Grid?

We have become oddly familiar with the possibility of a hurricane or other natural event that can, for a short period of time, knock out power to an area and leave us without electricity for several days to a week or more. But what only a few have thought about (at least until recently), is how vulnerable our power grid is to sabotage in the form of cyber-attacks or even physical attacks that can knock out electricity for extended periods of time. The recent cyber-attacks on our oil pipeline and...
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The Benefits of Directional Boring

Directional boring, also known as Horizontal Directional Drilling or HDD, is the process of drilling underground to install electrical and other services. These services are essential to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. It's safer than digging a trench because it doesn't disrupt traffic or carry the risk of collapsing. High-tech, custom-built maxi rigs, and drilling fluid are used to drive a drill bit through the ground to make room for the needed pipes, cables, and conduit. Dr...
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Generator Maintenance for the New Year

Many people believe that running a business is easier than a regular employment-based job. However, they tend to overlook one of the most basic factors of running a business – maintenance. While in a traditional 9 to 5, you work under a boss, who probably has their own set of bosses and supervisors and separate department all together (if it is a big enough company) to look after maintenance issues and restorations. In fact, your employer may even hire a professional third party specializing in ...
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7 Tips for Commercial Generator Maintenance

Commercial generators are essential for large businesses as even with a small power breakdown, they can suffer a loss worth millions of dollars. But by investing in a generator, you can prevent loss where every minute counts. They can immediately supply power when there is a power breakdown. But simply installing a commercial generator is not enough. You have to make sure that you maintain it regularly so that it last longer without breaking down. Without further ado, let’s check out the seven b...
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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Never take another cold shower again! Rinnai tankless water heaters heat water on demand, so you’re never limited to a fixed pre-heated supply as with a tank. You’ll enjoy hot water when you want it, for as long as you need it. Take a shower, wash dishes and do laundry all at the same time! Space Savings and Flexible Installation Options The experts at Assurance Power Systems can explain to you the many benefits of a gas tankless water heater which includes taking up significantly less space tha...
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Got Gas? Fuel to Power Your Standby Generator

For those people who have invested in or are thinking about investing in a power generator for back-up power needs, extra electrical needs, or live in an area susceptible an important factor to think about should be the type of fuel that is used. There are many sources of fuel for providing electrical energy from the generator including gasoline, natural gas, diesel, solar, wind, and a few other fuel sources as well. The type of fuel selected for a generator can have big impacts on everything fr...
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The Importance of Commercial Generator Maintenance

Suppliers and partners. Customers. Employees. These are all the people your company is most concerned about when a disaster strikes.   Dealing with electrical outages can be frightening for anyone. When you have so many depending on you to provide them with services and goods, it can get stressful.   In cases such as these, you want to have regular a generator maintenance plan.   Today, we're exploring some of the benefits of having such a plan, and why every business should have ...
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4 Tips for Driving Before and After a Hurricane

  At Assurance Power Systems we not only make sure that our customers have uninterrupted power to their homes and businesses, but we try to educate them on those issues that can often affect them both before and after natural disasters such as Hurricanes and tropical storms disrupt their lives. Those living storm prone areas Power generators are not a substitute for common sense and good judgement. Tropical storms and the flooding that often accompanies such storms can frequently cause mor...
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Surviving Hurricane Season 2021

Tips For Older Adults and Seniors in South Florida The population of South Florida has always been characterized by seniors and older adults. The overall population of the country is getting older and this trend in Hurricane prone areas such as Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm beach counties is not expected to change anytime soon. Emergency preparedness for older adults and senior citizens from Cooper City to Coral Springs requires a bit more thought as their needs and abilities necessitate ...
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Generator Service and Installation for West Palm Beach Florida

Generators are important for residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, because of the susceptibility that this area is to hurricanes and natural disasters. Residents often use their generators in the event the power goes out during storms, so it is important to keep them in working order. There are often things that can go wrong with a generator that sits idle for too long, and professionals often recommend maintenance in order to prevent generator failure in an emergency. Professionals ...
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A Buyers Guide to a Standby Home Generator

What is an automatic standby home generator? An automatic standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas, diesel, or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. Why should I ...
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