APS Generator Blog

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

Things to Consider for a Building’s Generator Pad Design

  The purchase of a generator comes with necessary decisions that go beyond choosing a model based on needed capacity and size. Indeed, when purchasing a generator, you must also consider the contracting side of things, such as the pad that will support the generator and all its details. Before all the aspects of commercial generator installation are finalized, make sure the mounting pad design specifications are fitted to meet the needs of your generator, and vice versa. To enlist the help...
Continue reading
3599 Hits

When Should I Replace My Backup Power Generator?

  Owning a generator is vital when it comes to being a Floridian and we always have to be ready for the next bad storm or hurricane. However, what would you do if your generator didn’t work when you needed it to? Generators aren’t forever, and it’s important to make sure the one you have is maintained and up to par so it’s available when disaster strikes and you need it most. Here at Assurance Power Systems, there are several factors regarding generator fitness that we look at. Below are a ...
Continue reading
2497 Hits

What To Do After A Hurricane

We are right in the middle of hurricane season in South Florida. It’s important to take certain precautions before a storm hits to ensure personal safety and minimize damage to your property. Experiencing a hurricane can be emotionally traumatic. After a hurricane hits there are a few important rules you should follow to keep both you and your family safe. We at Assurance Power Systems have compiled a list of safety tips and considerations for your well-being. Read through these carefully and st...
Continue reading
1831 Hits

Generac: A Company Built on Excellence

For over 50 years Generac has been dedicated to providing generators that outperform all the rest. Generac maintains high standards for quality and respect. They understand the necessity in addressing common issues and questions involved in every aspect of purchasing and maintaining a generator and make it their mission to create solutions for you. Generac is committed to providing a top tier generator experience for your business.   Exceeding the Needs of Your Business 1. Comprehensive Gen...
Continue reading
1612 Hits

Bi-Fuel Innovation: Combining The Longer Running Times of Natural Gas and The Power of Diesel

Power outages happen for many different reasons. Anything from severe weather to human error can effectively shut off electricity to your business. You’ve already taken precautions to ensure you are protected by installing a backup generator. While a single fuel generator will keep things up and running for a while, it’s only a matter of time before your generator dries up. In times of crisis fuel is allocated to where it is most needed. Road blockages may thwart any efforts to replenish your di...
Continue reading
1210 Hits

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...
Continue reading
1037 Hits

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. ...
Continue reading
830 Hits

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...
Continue reading
27902 Hits

5 Signs You Need a Generator Replacement

It can be easy to miss the signs that your generator is past its prime. With proper maintenance and installation, these residential generators become reliable stalwarts of the home, providing backup power with little thought or stress. However, they won’t last forever. A worn part or an oil leak can be spotted and repaired by a service technician, but the cost of repairs will outpace the price of a brand-new generator. Here are 5 signs that it might be time to for a generator replacement. If you...
Continue reading
1631 Hits

Commercial Generators FAQs

In the world of industrial generators, it’s easy to get lost in the kilowatts. We’ve put together some of the more frequently asked questions to help you discover how a commercial generator might be right for your small business or in industrial applications. Here at Assurance Power Systems, we offer comprehensive service for standby generators of all sizes and uses. If you’re curious about residential generators to keep the lights on at home, check out our residential generator FAQ.   What...
Continue reading
1234 Hits

Home Generators FAQs

Customers looking for home generators frequently ask questions about safety, reliability and cost, so they are not caught unprepared. At Assurance Power Systems, we want to make sure homeowners feel confident in their homes, by offering the best in backup power systems. If you’re ready to buy a generator, reach out to us today at (561) 886-0470. If you’re considering a home generator, FAQs like this can help clear some common roadblocks in trying to figure out your power needs.   FAQ: What...
Continue reading
1121 Hits

Losing Power and Money - Why a Power Outage Could Cost You

With a record number of stronger storms across the United States, a power outage can have a costly impact. Power outages can also happen due to equipment failure, from a power pole being hit to an animal getting caught on the power line. A simple solution is purchasing a generator for your home or business. However, many brush off backup power as a luxurious expense. While a generator’s cost can be intimidating, many people may not consider how a power outage will impact your wallet. According t...
Continue reading
1217 Hits

Your Generator Does Not Start – Now What?

 A power outage is the worst time to discover that your generator will not start. No one wants their backup plan to malfunction when it’s needed most. Luckily, there are common issues to check for when it comes to generator problems. There are also some preventative measures you can take to ensure your generator is always ready for the next storm. Don’t get left in the dark with a generator that does not start. The experts at Assurance Power Systems offer generator repair and maintenance t...
Continue reading
1458 Hits

Standby Power – Natural Gas Versus Diesel Generators

For decades, standby generators have been the standard for providing reliable backup power to homes and businesses in the event of an outage. Diesel generators have been the traditional power house, yet newer technology has made natural gas a viable contender for the generator crown. Here are some important features to consider when deciding on which standby power system you need.    Assurance Power Systems are the experts in providing standby generators to residential and commercial ...
Continue reading
1123 Hits

Choosing the Best Fuel Option for Your Generator

    It just takes one excruciating power outage to see the benefits of having a power backup. Generators provide the assurance of self-sufficiency when facing down emergencies. While it is easy to say yes to owning a generator, the next step is to consider which fuel option is best for your generator needs.       Here are the best fuel options for generators, along with the pros and cons of each fuel.       Before we start getting into the best generator f...
Continue reading
1153 Hits

A Review of Kohler Generators

Are you prepared for a natural disaster or extreme weather event? Unfortunately, the majority of people are ill-prepared. In 2017, the United States was pummeled with one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. Six months after Hurricane Maria, there are still 100,000 people without power. Investing in a generator is the solution for your family. Kohler is one of the best and most reliable brands in the industry. Read on for a review of Kohler generators. Learn what's important when shopping f...
Continue reading
1566 Hits

A Review of Guardian Generators

Anyone who has lived through the aftermath of a brutal hurricane understands the importance of electricity, and just how scarce a commodity it becomes after a big storm. As of February, 25% of Puerto Rico is still without power following Hurricane Maria. To mitigate the stress and damage of a hurricane or, really anything that causes power failure, you're going to want a contingency plan. That plan involves the use of a generator. But which generator should you buy? Which ones are the best? It's...
Continue reading
1335 Hits

Why Should I Buy an Automatic Standby Generator Instead of a Portable Generator?

Are you covered in case of a natural disaster or emergency situation that leaves you without power? It's a sobering thought, but life without electricity can be pretty grim - impossible, even, for some. The answer is to have a generator on standby that you can use when the power goes out. But why should you buy a standby generator instead of a portable one? Keep reading to find out. The Lowdown on Standby Generators A standby generator is a permanent fixture outside your home and does what it sa...
Continue reading
1370 Hits

How Long Can You Run Whole House Generators?

Are you prepared? This question strikes fear into the hearts of almost every adult. In fact, FEMA estimates that 60% of Americans do not know what to do in an emergency situation. One important aspect of emergency preparedness is what you will do when the power is out. Power is one thing we don't realize how much we rely on until it's gone. Lights, refrigerators, and medical equipment all require some sort of power source to keep them going. This is where a generator comes in. House generators c...
Continue reading
7975 Hits

How to Find the Best Tankless Water Heater

  As energy costs continue to rise in the United States, both homeowners and business owners are looking for ways to decrease costs. The best tankless water heater products are a great way to get dependable hot water and lower utility bills at the same time.   All tankless hot water heaters are not created equal, though. With gas and electric options, and different sizes and models available, the choice can be confusing.   Make sure you have the facts before you buy.   Follow...
Continue reading
1067 Hits