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The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than usual

Taken from an NPR article dated April 7, 2022 Scientists at Colorado State University (CSU) are predicting another above-average hurricane season in 2022. They say there will be at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes — four of which will be Category 3 or higher. An average season normally has 14 named storms, around seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. This increased prediction continues a trend that researchers have seen for some time. Last season, CSU scientists predicted 17 name...
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The Benefits of Directional Boring

Directional boring, also known as Horizontal Directional Drilling or HDD, is the process of drilling underground to install electrical and other services. These services are essential to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. It's safer than digging a trench because it doesn't disrupt traffic or carry the risk of collapsing. High-tech, custom-built maxi rigs, and drilling fluid are used to drive a drill bit through the ground to make room for the needed pipes, cables, and conduit. Dr...
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4 Tips for Driving Before and After a Hurricane

  At Assurance Power Systems we not only make sure that our customers have uninterrupted power to their homes and businesses, but we try to educate them on those issues that can often affect them both before and after natural disasters such as Hurricanes and tropical storms disrupt their lives. Those living storm prone areas Power generators are not a substitute for common sense and good judgement. Tropical storms and the flooding that often accompanies such storms can frequently cause mor...
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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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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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Expert Vendor for Claim Adjuster

As a claim adjuster, I always look towards APS for professional technical advice and providing apples for apples repair and replacement quotes for our insureds. Making APB my first call for nearly all generator claims. Either as our expert vendor or as a repair vendor for the insured.   Thanks,   Joseph Tamres General Adjuster   The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
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Commercial Generators for Manufacturing and Warehouse Storage

Emergencies often happen when we least expect them. This does not mean, however, that you can’t be prepared for many of them. We go to great lengths to protect our home and families, but what about our businesses that provide not only for our own families but also for those that we employ. In the event of a hurricane or other emergency in which a widespread power failure occurs, is your facility or storage location prepared to handle such a situation? If your business or even part of it is depen...
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Elizabeth H Dudley

Dear Mr. Ferrigno,  Right before the "non" hurricane I was scheduled for a swap out of my generator from 2000.  I am writing to tell you how impressed I have been with your installation crew.  They came when scheduled, and quickly installed my new generator.  At all times they were courteous and knowledgeable.  They were very careful of my property in a tight situation,  And when they left everything was nicely cleaned up. In particular Brian was concerned that...
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Linda Coolidge

  During Hurricane Mathew (2016) was the first time that we needed our generator which was installed in 2015.  I am so happy with the results of our unit.  Having this quality generator gave me much peace and security as I awaited the storm. Indeed the electricity did go out sometime after midnight. I heard the unit click on and it continued all night, giving me the opportunity to relax as I was listening to the howling wind.   When we decided to purchase a generator w...
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Best Commercial Generators and Maintenance Services for Health Care Facilities

Unlike power outages in residential areas, the power in health facilities must run seamlessly without disruption at all times. Life support systems, operating rooms, and patient care activities must continue without experiencing power outages that normally occurs during thunderstorms, tornadoes, earthquakes and other unexpected events. Fortunately, today’s advanced technologies have made it possible for companies like Assurance Power Systems to provide the best backup solutions for healthcare ap...
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Power Generator Buying Guide

Whole Home Installing a whole house power generator gives you the peace of mind knowing that if a sudden storm or power outage occurs, you and your loved ones will be able to carry on as usual, with minimal disruptions to your lives. When there are elderly residents in the home or young children, this peace of mind becomes less of a luxury and more of a necessity. So in order to make sure you are prepared, you first need to choose the right Generac power generator for your home. For first time b...
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Generac Home Generator Fuel Consumption

When people are trying to decide on which Generac home generator would best serve their needs, one of the first thing they want to know are the fuel consumption rates for those back-up generators they are considering for purchase. The information that you supply to your Assurance Power Systems sales person will greatly assist them in providing you with the best home generator choices for your specific needs. Propane and natural gas generators are fast becoming the most popular generators for hom...
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Ask Assurance - Surges and EMPs

Some very interesting questions came in to the offices of Assurance Power Systems this past week so we have decided to answer one general generator frequently asked question, and one that will be sure to make the preppers smile but leave the rest of our customers scratching their heads a bit. Let’s tackle the easier of the two generator questions first. Why Does My Generator Surge? Nothing drives a person crazier than a generator that refuses to stop surging! Although this is not a common issue ...
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Coastal Corrosion Protection Package

Assurance Power Systems has developed a Coastal Corrosion Protection Package - the first in the industry - to protect your generator from the harsh South Florida climate.  This proprietary treatment extends the life of your generator  and increases its reliability by protecting it from the harsh properties of the coastal environment.  High levels of humidity and salt air can be destructive and hard to combat.  Our Coastal Corrosion Package gives your generator a fighting chan...
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