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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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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...
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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...
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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 this g...
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What are the Benefits of Backup Power for Telecom Companies?

A power outage means bad news for anybody who relies on electricity. But for telecom companies, the consequences are even worse.   Losing power means that a telecom company can't function normally, for however long the electricity is gone. That's why many companies have turned to backup power systems as an emergency option to keep functioning normally during those power outages.   Still not convinced that backup power is the best option for you? Then there's a good chance you're misinf...
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The Benefits of Having a Commercial Generator Maintenance Plan

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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5 Powerful Reasons You Need a Backup Diesel Generator

Worried about that next power outage?   You don't have to be. You can actually be prepared for any power cut in the United States by having a backup generator on hand.   When deciding on which generator is the best for you, we definitely recommend checking out a diesel generator.   Read on to learn more about why you need a backup diesel generator today.   1. Your Diesel Generator Is Cost-Effective   There are many types of backup generators out there. The primary differ...
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Electric vs. Gas Tankless Water Heaters

There's no better way to wake up in the morning than to rinse off in a steamy shower. It's most people's personal calm before the storm...   ... until that warm water suddenly turns ice cold!   If you're familiar with this, you may have already researched alternatives to your current water heater. These products supply endless amounts of hot water, and who doesn't want that?   But did you know that there are electric AND gas tankless water heaters?   If you're ready to invest...
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Benefits of Using Natural Gas

  In 2012 about 30% of the energy consumed in the US was obtained from natural gas (source). That's a pretty big chunk of energy.   Despite this, many people don't even consider natural gas as an option, meaning that they miss out on many important benefits.   Wondering whether natural gas is the right choice for your home or business?   Maybe you're worried about:   Reliability Cost Environmental impact Efficiency   It can be hard to figure out what's what when i...
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