The Gas Generator Safety Tips

gas-generator

A backup power generator creates sparks; therefore, never operate a gas generator in areas conducive to the ignition of dust or flammable fumes. Make sure you are dressed properly to include containing long hair and avoiding loose clothing or jewelry. Never overtask your portable generator and prevent exposure to rain or wet conditions. Common sense tells you that water can induce electric shock, so stay … Read more…

What Is The Best Generator Fuel?

generator-fuel

Each type of fuel has its pros and cons. Most of the small home generator models get fuel from an onboard gasoline tank and therefore have a short run duration. You could be adding fuel over a long period of time depending on the extent of your utility outage. More expensive models can be hooked up to an external fuel source such as natural gas, … Read more…

The Origin of Generators – A Brief History

generator

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. Still this discovery opened the floodgates to other scientists to … Read more…

How To Power Your Entire Home – With a Generator

portable-generator

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 on propane or natural gas and they are wired directly … Read more…

In An Emergency… You Need Power Fast

gas-generators

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 little bit mad… especially when you’ve just returned from the … Read more…

Choosing The Right Portable Home Generator

portable-home-generator

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 use. The portable emergency home generators typically has four basic … Read more…

The Generac OHVI Engine Guide

gass-generator

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, liquid-cooled engines are used on larger KW generators due to … Read more…

Buyers Guide To Standby Generators

standby-generators

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 power feed. When your power goes out, the automatic transfer … Read more…

Read This Before Buying A Home Generator

home-generator

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 of Generator Do I Need? A home generator can help … Read more…

Before You Buy – Generator Buying Tips

generator

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 You learned from the last natural disaster. You purchased enough … Read more…