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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.

Precautions to Take When Installing a Commercial Generator

For businesses in Delray Beach and the rest of South Florida, commercial generators are incredibly important. They provide power backup and even act as the sole power source for businesses that cannot afford any downtime without hurting their bottom line. This makes these generators a crucial piece of machinery for most businesses to keep their production or services running smoothly. Commercial generator installation, maintenance, and repairs are all part of setting up and keeping these machine...
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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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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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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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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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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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7 Tips for Commercial Generator Maintenance

Commercial generators are essential for large businesses as even with a small power breakdown, they can suffer a loss worth millions of dollars. But by investing in a generator, you can prevent loss where every minute counts. They can immediately supply power when there is a power breakdown. But simply installing a commercial generator is not enough. You have to make sure that you maintain it regularly so that it last longer without breaking down. Without further ado, let’s check out the seven b...
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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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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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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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Enjoy Peace of Mind from Your Generator through the Holidays and Every Year After

Assurance Power Systems offers Mobile Link™ Remote Generator Monitoring to ensure your nights remain bright…and warm Everyone living is South Florida is well versed on the importance of having a residential or commercial backup generator during hurricane season. Those resistant to the notion might not be taking a sober look at the increased frequency of outages in the other months of the year, especially around the holidays as there continues to be more and more strain put on our power grids. T...
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