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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...
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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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Why Use a Commercial Generator?

If you're a business-owner, you know how important it is to keep operations up and running at peak capacity during working hours. As such, you probably also know that a power loss isn't really just a power loss -- it's a productivity loss. Without electricity and temperature control, a workspace isn't just uncomfortable, it's often unfit.  That's where a commercial generator comes in. These are systems designed to help companies maintain power during the event of an outage. They're a smart ...
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How to Care for Your Backup Generator

You're likely to be hit by power outages during Florida's storm season. That's when your handy backup generator will come to the rescue. However, if you haven't maintained it properly, you might find that it doesn't work. Read on to find out about the most important aspects of backup generator maintenance, so you'll never be left without power again. How to Carry Out Backup Generator Maintenance Keep it in the Right Environment Your backup generator needs to be kept clean in order to functi...
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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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