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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.

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 of a p...
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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 few fac...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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