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Healthy Generators and the Importance of a Generator Maintenance Agreement

If you recently purchased a standby generator for your home, it can feel like the hard work is done after installation - but a residential generator is only as good as its regular maintenance. For many homeowners, having a generator maintenance agreement is the easiest way to ensure that new generator works for years.   What is a generator maintenance agreement? A generator maintenance agreement is a contract drawn up between a homeowner and an installation company that guarantees a set amo...
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Cold Showers and Hard Water: Identifying Tankless Water Heater Problems

A tankless water heater has a lot of benefits for your home over a traditional water heater, including lower maintenance, better efficiency and endless hot water. A tankless water heater is not magic, as nice as that would be, and there are some common problems that can crop up. Luckily, many of these common issues that can affect your water heater are easy to spot. Be aware if you experience these problems frequently, schedule a professional inspection or start to consider replacing your unit. ...
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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Generator?

It’s easy to compare prices between different generator units, yet many buyers overlook one of the most important costs: the price of generating power. So how much does it actually cost to run a generator when the power goes out? Estimating the cost will depend on the type of fuel your generator requires and its current price on the market. It is helpful to understand how much fuel a generator consumes per hour of run time, so you can then figure out the fuel cost to run the generator. Your gene...
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