Is Your Generator Ready for the Next Hurricane?

Generator Maintenance If you expect your generator to work when you need it most, it must be maintained. Just as you would maintain your car (e.g., oil changes, tire rotations), you must service your generator to ensure that it will operate during a blackout. If you've not had your Generac generator serviced in over six months, call us to schedule an appointment. Better still, ask us about our service contract so you can be worry free. Perishable items during a prolonged utility power outage. You may have purchased a generator that only powers a portion of you home. That extra

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Standby Generators 101

What is a Standby Generator?With the storms Long Island has endured this winter, many residents have lost power for days on end. The next time a storm knocks out your power, you may find yourself thinking about purchasing a standby generator. Unlike a portable backup generator that you have to lug out in the event of a power outage, a standby generator is permanently installed and will automatically restore electricity to your home within seconds of losing power. A standby generator is installed outside your house like an AC unit and an automatic transfer switch signals the unit to turn

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Tips On Preparing For the Next Storm

When Mother Nature is in command of the weather, there is little you can do to control it. Yet, you can control staying ahead of the storm season by preparing for the unexpected. Every year, severe weather runs the risk of leaving up to millions of people without power for extended lengths of time. Some of the worst storms have eliminated access to power in certain areas from hours up to weeks. Are you prepared? From the leaders in power and emergency preparedness JHACS offers you these helpful tips to consider, before the storm hits: • Complete a weekly exercise

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Ask Al

Q: We have a generator. Why do we need uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for our computer and other sensitive electronics? A: When the utility power fails, it takes time for the engine to start and reach operating speed (RPM) and to transfer to generator (emergency) power. You need some type of backup to keep things running until the generator power kicks on. The transfer of power from the utility to the generator also creates electrical surges and voltage spikes. Use of an UPS system helps prevent premature hardware failure, data error, loss or corruption, and other problems by maintaining power

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