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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.

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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Annual Cost of Power Outages in the US

  It may seem hard to believe but the annual cost of power outages just from severe storms alone can range in the tens of billions of dollars! With major storms anticipated to increase in frequency and an aging power grid that has begun falter, many companies are simply not prepared to handle the issues that a loss of power would bring. Power outages of just a few hours are increasing in frequency and prolonged outages are also on the rise with the cost of power outages potentially devastat...
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How a Backup Power Generator Can Benefit Your Office or Bank

Unplanned downtime due to power loss can wreak havoc on operations in any office or bank. That’s where Assurance Power Systems’ quality power generators come in. There are a variety of ways that your office can benefit from our commercial generators.     In the United States, over two million businesses experience a significant power outage every year. These outages disrupt productivity by shutting down IT services, costing U.S. businesses over $80 billion per year. Some individual bu...
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Why You Need Backup Power for Your Gas Station or Convenience Store

The thought of a power outage shutting down your business is a nightmare for any owner. For gas stations and convenience stores, the situation is even worse because fuel and convenience products are exactly what people need most when the lights go out. Without a backup solution from Assurance Power, an outage will bring every facet of your business to a screeching halt.       No gas pumps. Fuel is the cornerstone of your business. Profit margins on gasoline are often razor-thin b...
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Industrial Generators: Manufacturing and Warehouse

As large manufacturing plants and warehouses integrate more digital technology into their operations and processes at a rapid pace, having reliable access of consistent power and electricity has emerged as an increasingly important consideration. In the event of a power outage, mechanical error or human miscalculation, the losses in productivity, costs and quality of services could be devastating for the warehouse or industrial plant that ripple throughout each department of the entire company. ...
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Why You Need Backup Power for Your Retail Store

  Imagine all of the things that go wrong when the power goes out: The employees cannot operate the cash register or conduct debit or credit card transactions, so your business experiences a loss of sales. Many customers will abandon their purchases, further contributing to the profit loss. Deliveries, incoming and outgoing, will be delayed, which leads to angry and dissatisfied customers who may start patronizing your competitors. During a power outage, the employees are still getting pai...
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