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APS Generator Blog

The APS Generator Blog publishes news stories, press releases, helpful tips, how-to videos, and more to educate and inform our Generator customers.

Assurance Power Systems, We’re on the Job for You!

Our Crew is Powering Through Hurricane Season 2020 and The Pandemic The concerns of our Dade, Broward and Palm Beach communities during this difficult time of Covid-19 affect all of us. We want to make sure that our friends and family are safe and that our essential businesses continue to function. It may often seem as of late that many things we take for granted are now a bit beyond our control, and to some extent that statement might not be all that far off, but for the folks here at Assurance...
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GET CONNECTED WITH MOBILE LINK 4G LTE

 If you have a Generac generator and have ever wanted to know "when was the last time it was serviced?" "When does it do its weekly test?" "Why is it running right now?" Or even "did the generator turn on when the power went off during the night?" Keep reading and you could have the answers to these questions and many more anytime and anywhere through your phone, tablet or desktop! Through the amazing technology of the Mobile Link Cellular LTE monitor you can instantly get the status of you...
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Your Generator Checklist for When Your Generator Doesn’t Start

 You are a pre-planner, you have your generator maintenance schedule, you are up-to-date on your Genstar monitoring service, you stay informed when the maintenance tests are run on your standby power system, and most importantly, you feel at the top of your game for keeping your family safe, comfortable and secure….even so…a power outage is the worst time to discover that your generator will not start.   No one wants their backup plan to malfunction when it’s needed most. Luckily, ther...
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Hurricane Precautions For Your Pet

Hurricane season is in full force and it’s only a matter of time before we get hit with one of those storms that turns a bad situation into a nightmare, and although we humans are often prepared with a standby generator and a secure location, we often forget that fur babies and other loved pets may be at significant risk or at least incredibly stressed. We at Assurance Power Systems want to remind you that pets may have some special needs that we often overlook, so here are some helpful hints to...
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A letter From The Owner

Dear Customers, Affiliates, and Friends, On behalf of the entire APS team, I thank you for being a part of our family and hope to continue our relationship for many years to come.  Family Matters This is to formally announce that APS recently re-structured the organization to sole ownership. My name is Mitchell Dinnerman, and I am the President of APS after being the co-owner since inception. Craig Douglas, is our new Vice President and has decades of experience and expertise. Will Ferrigno...
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Things to Consider for a Building’s Generator Pad Design

  The purchase of a generator comes with necessary decisions that go beyond choosing a model based on needed capacity and size. Indeed, when purchasing a generator, you must also consider the contracting side of things, such as the pad that will support the generator and all its details. Before all the aspects of commercial generator installation are finalized, make sure the mounting pad design specifications are fitted to meet the needs of your generator, and vice versa. To enlist the help...
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When Should I Replace My Backup Power Generator?

  Owning a generator is vital when it comes to being a Floridian and we always have to be ready for the next bad storm or hurricane. However, what would you do if your generator didn’t work when you needed it to? Generators aren’t forever, and it’s important to make sure the one you have is maintained and up to par so it’s available when disaster strikes and you need it most. Here at Assurance Power Systems, there are several factors regarding generator fitness that we look at. Below are a ...
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What To Do After A Hurricane

We are right in the middle of hurricane season in South Florida. It’s important to take certain precautions before a storm hits to ensure personal safety and minimize damage to your property. Experiencing a hurricane can be emotionally traumatic. After a hurricane hits there are a few important rules you should follow to keep both you and your family safe. We at Assurance Power Systems have compiled a list of safety tips and considerations for your well-being. Read through these carefully and st...
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Generac: A Company Built on Excellence

For over 50 years Generac has been dedicated to providing generators that outperform all the rest. Generac maintains high standards for quality and respect. They understand the necessity in addressing common issues and questions involved in every aspect of purchasing and maintaining a generator and make it their mission to create solutions for you. Generac is committed to providing a top tier generator experience for your business.   Exceeding the Needs of Your Business 1. Comprehensive Gen...
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Bi-Fuel Innovation: Combining The Longer Running Times of Natural Gas and The Power of Diesel

Power outages happen for many different reasons. Anything from severe weather to human error can effectively shut off electricity to your business. You’ve already taken precautions to ensure you are protected by installing a backup generator. While a single fuel generator will keep things up and running for a while, it’s only a matter of time before your generator dries up. In times of crisis fuel is allocated to where it is most needed. Road blockages may thwart any efforts to replenish your di...
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Healthy Generators and the Importance of a Generator Maintenance Agreement

If you recently purchased a standby generator for your home, it can feel like the hard work is done after installation - but a residential generator is only as good as its regular maintenance. For many homeowners, having a generator maintenance agreement is the easiest way to ensure that new generator works for years.   What is a generator maintenance agreement? A generator maintenance agreement is a contract drawn up between a homeowner and an installation company that guarantees a set amo...
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Cold Showers and Hard Water: Identifying Tankless Water Heater Problems

A tankless water heater has a lot of benefits for your home over a traditional water heater, including lower maintenance, better efficiency and endless hot water. A tankless water heater is not magic, as nice as that would be, and there are some common problems that can crop up. Luckily, many of these common issues that can affect your water heater are easy to spot. Be aware if you experience these problems frequently, schedule a professional inspection or start to consider replacing your unit. ...
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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Generator?

It’s easy to compare prices between different generator units, yet many buyers overlook one of the most important costs: the price of generating power. So how much does it actually cost to run a generator when the power goes out? Estimating the cost will depend on the type of fuel your generator requires and its current price on the market. It is helpful to understand how much fuel a generator consumes per hour of run time, so you can then figure out the fuel cost to run the generator. Your gene...
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5 Signs You Need a Generator Replacement

It can be easy to miss the signs that your generator is past its prime. With proper maintenance and installation, these residential generators become reliable stalwarts of the home, providing backup power with little thought or stress. However, they won’t last forever. A worn part or an oil leak can be spotted and repaired by a service technician, but the cost of repairs will outpace the price of a brand-new generator. Here are 5 signs that it might be time to for a generator replacement. If you...
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Commercial Generators FAQs

In the world of industrial generators, it’s easy to get lost in the kilowatts. We’ve put together some of the more frequently asked questions to help you discover how a commercial generator might be right for your small business or in industrial applications. Here at Assurance Power Systems, we offer comprehensive service for standby generators of all sizes and uses. If you’re curious about residential generators to keep the lights on at home, check out our residential generator FAQ.   What...
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Home Generators FAQs

Customers looking for home generators frequently ask questions about safety, reliability and cost, so they are not caught unprepared. At Assurance Power Systems, we want to make sure homeowners feel confident in their homes, by offering the best in backup power systems. If you’re ready to buy a generator, reach out to us today at (561) 886-0470. If you’re considering a home generator, FAQs like this can help clear some common roadblocks in trying to figure out your power needs.   FAQ: What...
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Losing Power and Money - Why a Power Outage Could Cost You

With a record number of stronger storms across the United States, a power outage can have a costly impact. Power outages can also happen due to equipment failure, from a power pole being hit to an animal getting caught on the power line. A simple solution is purchasing a generator for your home or business. However, many brush off backup power as a luxurious expense. While a generator’s cost can be intimidating, many people may not consider how a power outage will impact your wallet. According t...
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Your Generator Does Not Start – Now What?

 A power outage is the worst time to discover that your generator will not start. No one wants their backup plan to malfunction when it’s needed most. Luckily, there are common issues to check for when it comes to generator problems. There are also some preventative measures you can take to ensure your generator is always ready for the next storm. Don’t get left in the dark with a generator that does not start. The experts at Assurance Power Systems offer generator repair and maintenance t...
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Standby Power – Natural Gas Versus Diesel Generators

For decades, standby generators have been the standard for providing reliable backup power to homes and businesses in the event of an outage. Diesel generators have been the traditional power house, yet newer technology has made natural gas a viable contender for the generator crown. Here are some important features to consider when deciding on which standby power system you need.    Assurance Power Systems are the experts in providing standby generators to residential and commercial ...
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Choosing the Best Fuel Option for Your Generator

    It just takes one excruciating power outage to see the benefits of having a power backup. Generators provide the assurance of self-sufficiency when facing down emergencies. While it is easy to say yes to owning a generator, the next step is to consider which fuel option is best for your generator needs.       Here are the best fuel options for generators, along with the pros and cons of each fuel.       Before we start getting into the best generator f...
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