The Origin of Generators – A Brief History

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There is an interesting history connected to the creation and use of generators. In 1831 Michael Faraday made what would be the predecessor to our modern generator. The rotating disk in “Faraday’s disk” proved to all that mechanical energy could be converted to magnetic energy. Although his discovery was great, the magnetic energy was unstable. […]

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How To Power Your Entire Home – With a Generator

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Whole house generator is designed to create sufficient backup power for your entire home should your utility power be disrupted. The unit is installed permanently on a concrete slab outside of your home and will automatically begin to generate electricity within seconds of losing normal power. These permanent backup power systems are capable of running […]

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In An Emergency… You Need Power Fast

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What do you do when the lights go out and the refrigerator stops running? If you’re prepared, you roll out your portable generator and crank it up… or you sit back for a few seconds and wait until your home standby generator kicks in.  No sweat! Power failures can make you feel helpless and a […]

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Choosing The Right Portable Home Generator

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There are three styles of portable home generators: recreational emergency professional Since this site is devoted to home emergency generators, we will ignore any in-depth discussion of either the recreational or professional generator. Suffice it to say, the recreational is best suited for tailgating or camping and the professional grade model is designed for daily […]

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The Generac OHVI Engine Guide

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The Generac portable and standby generators are manufactured at the Generac Power Systems, Inc. factory in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Their reputation for reliability is second to none. One reason for this is the Generac OHVI engine. Air-cooled generators come with engines that use fans to assist engine cooling. Liquid-cooled generators use enclosed radiator systems for cooling, similar to an automobile. Generally, […]

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Buyers Guide To Standby Generators

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The home standby generators are permanently installed outside of your home and it has the appearance of central air conditioning equipment. It is connected to your natural gas line or liquid propane tank and will generate electricity as long as fuel is supplied. These house generators use an automatic transfer switch to monitor your utility […]

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Read This Before Buying A Home Generator

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Let’s face it, power failures do happen… and usually at the most inappropriate time. Like just after you stock your refrigerator with perishable foods. Or, during the 4th quarter of the super bowl. Suddenly everything stops and you have absolutely no idea how long you’ll be in the dark without home generator.   What Type […]

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Before You Buy – Generator Buying Tips

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Don’t forget the gasoline Most generators run on gasoline, but some are fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, or even the sun. No matter your choice of liquid you will need something to get the generator motor moving. Your generator use will be better if you remember several little things. Don’t forget the fuel stabilizer […]

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