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Commercial Generators for Small Business

It’s common knowledge now that the changes in the climate are causing weather patterns to shift all over the world, causing serious damage to buildings and energy infrastructures. Coupled with an ever-growing population, this has been putting a lot of strain on energy supplies in the major cities of every developed nation. Despite the huge amount of money and effort small business owners put into starting their ventures, many fail to protect themselves against this threat. Here’s why commercial ...
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Location Considerations When Installing an Industrial Standby Generator

Unlike the smaller, domestic kind of generator that you might keep in your garage, there’s no “one size fits all solution” for industrial standby generators. This gives buyers, and the contractors and engineers they’ll deal with, a range of challenges and considerations that need to be addressed. One of the big ones is placement. Here are a few location considerations for installing your industrial standby generator. Space – Generators are huge, so choosing a place where it isn’t going to eat u...
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The Importance of Pre-Hurricane Season Generator Maintenance

Hurricane season on the Atlantic coast begins on June 1 each year and runs through the end of November. Hurricanes are especially problematic in South Florida, since it’s vulnerable from three sides. Even before hurricane season begins, other storms in the spring time can be very threatening. If you have a commercial-grade generator for your home or business, you need to be prepared for any major storms, so that you will continue to have electric power in emergencies. There are some routine step...
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Gas Tankless Water Heater 101

  How would you like a continuous supply of hot water when taking that long shower after an especially tough day? Have you ever been enjoying such a shower when without warning that warm flow of water turns icy cold? Well, with a tankless water heater those problems are a thing of the past. Tankless water heaters ensure a continuous flow of hot when it is needed, unlike the more traditional hot water heaters which store water in a tank to be heated, even at times when no one is home to use ...
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Portable Generators vs. Home Generators: Which is Best for You?

With the Internet and the 24/7 news cycles, graphic images of the damage storms can do have become very clear in our minds. Major storms however are not the only reason we may suffer power outages, an aging infrastructure can also temporarily cause our power grids to fail. In South Florida FPL does a good job of getting power back to those who need it, but outages seem to be happening with increased frequency and lasting longer than in previous years. For these reasons you may have decided to pu...
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Preparing for Hurricane Season 2017: Readying Your Home and Family

Hurricane season is almost here again. If you’re a Floridian, you know what that means: A severe storm or even a major hurricane could hit in your area at any time during the summer months and beyond. In fact, a rare early tropical depression has already popped up in the Atlantic back in late April, although the official hurricane season is May 15 thru November 30. According to NASA, there is no stronger storm on earth than a hurricane. They can create floods, torrential downpours, wild whipping...
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Generator Remote Monitoring and Control with GenStar

  As the most advanced remote generator monitoring system on the market today, GenStar remote monitoring systems provide peace of mind by giving you a wireless, reliable, and cost-effective solution to accurately detect issues before your generator fails. It allows our experienced technicians to not only start and stop your generator remotely, but also diagnose and sometimes fix issues without ever having to send someone out to your house. This allows us to get you up and running again in ...
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How Loud are Power Generators?

  One of the most frequent questions we get concerning the purchase of a standby power generator is “how loud are power generators?” Which is often followed by the question “how can we make it quiet?”  All very fair questions, but the first question that you should be asking about is what size generator you require to keep those devices and appliances running that will ensure your family or business is both safe and secure. Many of the quality power generators come enclosed with their...
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How to Shut Off Your Generator in an Emergency

  The storm has passed and the power company has done its job and electricity is now back on, but your generator is still running. This is pretty normal as most emergency generators are designed to continue running for a few minutes after power is restored in order to make certain that the flow of electricity from the utility company is continuous and stable.   However, in rare circumstances it may become necessary to turn off generator power prematurely in order to protect the genera...
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Power Generator Sizing Tips

Determining the right size generator to power your home or business can be a daunting task, and the best way to do this to have an Assurance Power Systems professional work with you on power generator sizing. If you purchase a standby generator that is too small it can not only overburden the generator possibly damaging it while not supplying sufficient power for you needs, but it can also cause damage to some of the appliances connected to it. Deciding on what size generator to buy should take ...
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