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6 Reasons to Install a Home Standby Generator & Ditch the Portable Unit

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators

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If you’re considering upgrading from a portable generator to a standby unit, you want to make sure the investment is worthwhile. After all, why pay so much more for a full home generator when you could continue muddling through with your little portable unit on the rare occasion you’re faced with an outage?

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What Type of Generator or Backup Power Supply Do You Need?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2020 2:57:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generators

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When it comes to generator shopping, it can be hard to know where to start. A long list of terms get tossed around, many of which overlap and can unintentionally confuse— electric generators, gas generators, standby generators, automatic power generators, back-up generators, etc.

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How Long Can a Generator Last? Factors that Influence Runtime

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 12:37:36 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Standby Generators, Power Outage, Generators

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Ah, the ultimate question, “How long can my generator run?”

The truth is: there’s no simple answer to this inquiry. There are a number of factors that will influence how long your generator will continuously run after its fired up as well as its lifetime before ultimately calling it quits. 

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What Size Generator Do I Need? Whole House Generator Sizing Made Easy

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 12:33:07 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generator Size

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You’ve decided that you’re ready to invest in a standby generator, or a permanent unit capable of powering your essentials during an outage. 

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Best Home Standby/Backup Generator Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 2:13:26 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generator Fuel, Generator Size

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If you’re in the market for a generator, you’ve come to the right place. You probably have a full list of questions, including, “What size generator do I need? Which fuel type is better: natural gas vs. liquid propane? What brand should I trust?”

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How Do Backup/Standby Generators Work?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2019 10:59:49 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac, Generators, Kohler

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As a Florida resident, you know heavy winds and rains knock over trees and power lines all the time— and you admit you could really benefit from a backup generator.

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Generac Named as a top Home Standby Generators for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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While Southwest Florida is absolutely breathtaking year-round, severe weather can quickly become an issue during hurricane season, causing unwelcome power outages and making generators a necessity for any home.This is why it’s important to choose the right generator—without one, you may be left in the dark.

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DIY Portable Generator Repair Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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Whether you use your portable generator at home, the office, or for camping, the last thing you want is for it to fail when you need it the most. Especially in cases of severe weather when it’s important that your generator does its job flawlessly.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Generac Generators

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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Hurricane season is upon us, so you are probably thinking about assembling your hurricane kit, checking batteries in the flashlights, stashing them anywhere you can think of – you know, just in case the area finds itself on a first name basis with a tropical storm and your power goes out.

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