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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.

Standby Generators vs Portable Generators

Home standby generators and portable generators are two different types of generators that serve different purposes for South Florida homeowners. A home standby generator ( whole house ) such as the ones installed and serviced by Assurance Power Systems is a type of back-up generator that is permanently installed outside of a home or building. It is connected to the home's natural gas or propane supply and automatically turns on in the event of a power outage, hurricane ...
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Assurance Power Installs EV Chargers

Assurance Power Systems, in addition to being a premier Standby Generator sales and installation company also has a long history of providing high quality electrical services to residential and commercial clients. One area in which we have seen tremendous growth in recent years is the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

As more and more people switch to electric vehicles, the demand for convenient and reliable charging stations has increased. That's where we come in. At Assurance Power Systems our team of highly trained and certified electricians are experts in the installation of EV chargers and can help you get set up with a charging station that meets your needs.

Whether you are a homeowner looking to install an EV charger in your garage, or a business owner looking to offer charging options for your customers, we have the skills and experience to get the job done right. We offer a variety of charging station options to choose from, including Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 chargers, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs and budget.

In addition to installation, Assurance Power also offers maintenance and repair services to ensure that your EV charger is always in top working condition. We understand the importance of having a reliable charging station, and we are committed to providing top-notch service to all our customers.

Installing an EV charger not only benefits the environment, but it can also save you money on fuel costs in the long run. Plus, with more and more places offering incentives for EV owners, it's a smart investment for both your wallet and the planet.

So if you're ready to make the switch to electric and need a reliable charging station, look no further. Our team of expert electricians is here to help make the process as smooth and seamless as possible.

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The Importance of Getting and Maintaining a Generator Prior to a Hurricane

Hurricanes are a way of life in South Florida and we need to be prepared. When it’s ‘our turn’, we will undoubtedly experience challenges like the loss of power, as we recently saw with Hurricane Ian and to a lesser extent with Hurricane Nicole. Ian caused extensive damage and many residents in Southwest Florida were left without power. It took 10 days to fully restore the power in several parts of Fort Myers and Lee County. Broward, Palm Beach and Martin County will be no different, when it’s o...
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5 Reasons to Have a Gas Line Installed in Your Home

Your home is your castle, and you should be able to enjoy all the modern amenities that make life easier. If you don't have a gas line installed in your home, you're missing out on some serious advantages. Here are five reasons to get a gas line in as soon as possible. It Is More Efficient If you're using an electric stovetop, oven, or dryer, you're not getting the most efficient use of your energy. These options require a lot of energy to run, which means your energy bill will be higher than it...
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6 Big Benefits of Using Propane in the home

Are you looking for a way to save on your energy bills? If so, consider using propane services in Delray Beach, FL. Propane is a great alternative to traditional fuels like natural gas and electricity, and it comes with several benefits that can save you time and money. Propane is a versatile fuel for various purposes, including heating your home, cooking your food, and powering your appliances. Here are six benefits of using propane in your home. 1. You'll Save Money on Your Energy Bills The fu...
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Dealing With Hurricane Season’s Final 3 Months!

It’s September, and it’s nail biting time if you are a home or business owner in Palm Beach, Broward or St. Lucie County as we enter the final 3 months of hurricane season. As a South Floridian, you’ve likely become accustomed to keeping the corner of your eye looking at the weather to make sure no tropical depressions are forming that we have to suddenly monitor. From early September onwards, our eyes are trained towards the west coast of Africa, waiting for tropical waves to form before t...
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Proper Installation of Commercial Generator

The Importance of Properly Installing Commercial Generator Constant power outages are becoming an increasing worry for business firms in the United States. The minor power problem might have severe implications and impede your business operations. It doesn't matter how many precautions you might have taken to avoid unforeseen mishaps. Sometimes things are beyond your control. Power cuts in commercial setups can result in monetary losses and lead to safety concerns, security hazards, communicatio...
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Benefits of Propane Tank Monitoring in the Digital Age

Propane tanks are a key component for various industrial and consumer activities. You use them for heating and cooking fuel and other residential, commercial, and agricultural needs. With the ongoing digital revolution, gas tank monitoring has become a necessity. As technology becomes more advanced and your reliance on gas increases, it is important to have the ability to monitor these tanks digitally to prevent any safety issues. Discussed below are the benefits of propane tank monitoring and h...
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Are you protecting you underground propane tank from corrosion?

Let’s face it, tanks are expensive.  And in order for them to last a long time, propane tanks and metallic piping need protection . . . Cathodic Protection.  Corrosion can be defined as a disease of steel. Coating the steel tank is the first line of defense against corrosion however Cathodic Protection will make a steel propane tank and its piping immune to the disease of corrosion.  APS installs a connected Magnesium Anode Bag with every underground tank that will provide a curre...
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How Secure is America's Power Grid?

We have become oddly familiar with the possibility of a hurricane or other natural event that can, for a short period of time, knock out power to an area and leave us without electricity for several days to a week or more. But what only a few have thought about (at least until recently), is how vulnerable our power grid is to sabotage in the form of cyber-attacks or even physical attacks that can knock out electricity for extended periods of time. The recent cyber-attacks on our oil pipeline and...
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Generator Maintenance for the New Year

Many people believe that running a business is easier than a regular employment-based job. However, they tend to overlook one of the most basic factors of running a business – maintenance. While in a traditional 9 to 5, you work under a boss, who probably has their own set of bosses and supervisors and separate department all together (if it is a big enough company) to look after maintenance issues and restorations. In fact, your employer may even hire a professional third party specializing in ...
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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Never take another cold shower again! Rinnai tankless water heaters heat water on demand, so you’re never limited to a fixed pre-heated supply as with a tank. You’ll enjoy hot water when you want it, for as long as you need it. Take a shower, wash dishes and do laundry all at the same time! Space Savings and Flexible Installation Options The experts at Assurance Power Systems can explain to you the many benefits of a gas tankless water heater which includes taking up significantly less space tha...
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Got Gas? Fuel to Power Your Standby Generator

For those people who have invested in or are thinking about investing in a power generator for back-up power needs, extra electrical needs, or live in an area susceptible an important factor to think about should be the type of fuel that is used. There are many sources of fuel for providing electrical energy from the generator including gasoline, natural gas, diesel, solar, wind, and a few other fuel sources as well. The type of fuel selected for a generator can have big impacts on everything fr...
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The Importance of Commercial Generator Maintenance

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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Surviving Hurricane Season 2021

Tips For Older Adults and Seniors in South Florida The population of South Florida has always been characterized by seniors and older adults. The overall population of the country is getting older and this trend in Hurricane prone areas such as Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm beach counties is not expected to change anytime soon. Emergency preparedness for older adults and senior citizens from Cooper City to Coral Springs requires a bit more thought as their needs and abilities necessitate ...
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Generator Service and Installation for West Palm Beach Florida

Generators are important for residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, because of the susceptibility that this area is to hurricanes and natural disasters. Residents often use their generators in the event the power goes out during storms, so it is important to keep them in working order. There are often things that can go wrong with a generator that sits idle for too long, and professionals often recommend maintenance in order to prevent generator failure in an emergency. Professionals ...
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A Buyers Guide to a Standby Home Generator

What is an automatic standby home generator? An automatic standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas, diesel, or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. Why should I ...
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Premier Generator Service Offers Top-Notch Commercial Generator Installation

Premier Generator Service Offers Top-Notch Commercial Generator Installation The beginning of hurricane season in South Florida — the six months from June 1-Nov. 30 — is just around the corner. If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is to make your preparations early. We all depend on electricity to live our daily lives. But it only takes one major storm to lose power completely. A long-term power outage can be devastating for a business, affecting you and your employees for many...
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Why Back-Up Electrical Power Is so Important

Electricity is the gateway to a knowledgeable society. We depend on it to keep us informed through the information highway. It has given us a quick means of communication to breaking news across the globe. It is incomprehensible that we would not be informed of world events even by means of a newspaper. How would a printing press work without electricity? Practically all businesses would come to a complete halt if they did not have the use computers. Think of all the information stored on disks ...
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Sizing Your Standby Generator

What size generator do we need? I want to power my whole house but I don't want to spend a fortune! What options are there for whole and partial house automatic back-up generators? This article will address those questions and get you started towards better understanding the issues surrounding standby generator sizing. Our approach is based upon the National Electric Code and local municipalities may vary - ask an expert to help size your generator system!Sizing a generator can be a daunting and...
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