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6 Reasons Why Maintenance Contracts are a Must for Your Generator

May 17, 2018 8:04:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in generator, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial

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You invested in peace of mind during an outage when you bought your standby generator. But why invest in emergency backup power if it doesn’t work when you need it most?

 

Here are six reasons why your standby generator deserves an Annual Service Contract.

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Top 5 Standby Generators for Homes & Businesses

May 3, 2018 8:59:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in generator, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial

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As a leading generator repair and service company, we know quality when we see it. We've worked with every make and model in the business, and over the years, we've compiled a list of the top 5 standby generators in our professional opinions.

 

Here are the leading standby generator options for residents, businesses, and government facilities, including specific benefits for residential and commercial customers.

 

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What Happens When the Power Cuts Out at a Medical Facility?

Apr 19, 2018 11:13:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, Losing power, Alternate light sources, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Winter, Commercial

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For medical facilities, emergency power plans are a matter of life or death.

 

When an outage occurs at a hospital, urgent care, or other medical facility, the effects can be life-threatening. Vital services and equipment like medical ventilators, incubators, and dialysis machines rely on electricity to function—and patients rely on them to survive. Loss of HVAC, water pressure, sterilization technology, and refrigeration capabilities can also be devastating for medical facilities.

 

We’ve talked about preventing power failure in hospitals and assisted living facilities previously, but it’s important to know the impact of a worse-case scenario.

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Unexpected Causes of Power Outages

Mar 29, 2018 5:12:56 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial, Residential

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Most of us expect power outages to occur during severe weather. According to the Edison Electric Institute, roughly 70% of outages in the United States occur due to natural causes. 

 

Here are the top natural causes of power outages ranked by frequency: 

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How to Check Your Generator During a Storm

Mar 6, 2018 11:18:11 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial, Residential

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5 Signs That Your Standby Generator Needs a Tune-Up

Feb 15, 2018 9:27:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial, Residential

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Purchasing and installing your standby generator is only the first step of an effective emergency power plan. Regular maintenance is a must for residential, commercial, and public facilities that rely on generators for backup power in the event of an outage.  

 

So how do you know when your generator needs some TLC? Don’t get caught in the dark. Keep an eye out for these signs that your generator needs a tune-up: 


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Bank On It: Why Load Bank Testing is A Vital Part of Commercial Emergency Planning

Jan 15, 2018 10:28:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Commercial, Load Bank Testing

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Don’t wait until it’s too late to test your commercial standby generator. Load bank testing is the only way to check whether or not your back-up power supply will be up and running in the event of an outage.

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Is Your Home Prepared for 5 Surprising Winter Power Outage Risks?

Dec 15, 2017 10:53:48 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Power Outage, Winter

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Winter power outages are frustrating and dangerous. The most obvious risks include lack of heat, lighting, internet connectivity, and appliances. During prolonged outages, your household could experience frozen pipes, communication breakdowns, and even hypothermia.

 

Beyond these dangers, there are also some less-commonly known risks that create an unsafe environment for your family. Here are five things to consider. 

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Prepare Your Home for a Winter Emergency with a Residential Service Contract

Nov 20, 2017 1:32:13 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in generator maintenance

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If your home’s power goes out this winter, are you prepared for a prolonged power loss? The average outage lasts about 2 to 5 hours, but winter storms can keep electricity out for days. It’s an inconvenience, but it’s also a big risk for your family’s safety.

 

During a power loss, your home is without heat, lights, alarms, and power to essential medical equipment. Vulnerable family members, especially children, older people, and people with medical conditions, can quickly be put at serious risk. 

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Is Your Commercial Generator Headed for a Breakdown?

Oct 4, 2017 11:22:11 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in commercial generator

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If you are operating a diesel generator in a commercial setting and haven’t had it inspected recently, you could be putting your business at risk.

 

As temperatures start to drop in the fall and winter months, the risk of heat failure from power loss in commercial facilities becomes a very real, imminent danger, spelling potential disaster for workers and patrons. In addition to the risk of costly repairs and a damaged reputation, you don’t want to put lives in danger from loss of power.

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