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.

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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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