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Standby Generators 101: What You Need to Know for Your Home

If you’re considering a generator for your home for preparedness in a power outage, you may be overwhelmed by your choices. Know that the first decision you will need to make is whether you prefer a portable generator or a standby generator. Should you not be planning to use your generator away from your home or property, a standby generator is [...]

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​Four Air Cooled Generator Essentials To Always Have On Hand

When you need a generator, you really need it. That may be in a winter storm that knocks out power, when heat is necessary for comfort or even survival. Or it may be to power tools on a construction site, where a customer is demanding you finish the job at hand. No matter which situation may apply to you, [...]

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Are You Winter Weather Ready?

We’ll officially welcome winter next month, though many of us will feel its chill well before December 21st. Forecasters are predicting below-average temperatures for the Southeast and southern Plains. Everyone who is anywhere south or along the East coast should be prepared for “wetter-than-average conditions.” And then there are those who can expect the same extreme conditions every year without [...]

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How to Care for Your Generator

You just got a brand new generator and are now prepared for power loss in any event. Your next step? Make sure to take good care of your investment, so that your generator is ready for use when you need it most. To help you, here are three basic best practices for caring for your generator and helping to [...]

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Enhance Your Tailgating Experience with a Portable Inverter Generator

It’s football season, and for steadfast game fans, it all starts with the tailgating experience. No matter if college football, NFL, or both, pre-gaming is a way of life, and you want to do it right, which is why many football fans will never be caught without a portable inverter generator on hand.Portable inverter generators enable the use of any [...]

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Will You Be Prepared for an Attack on our Nation’s Electrical Grid?

In today’s society, we relate the term “cyberattack” to someone cracking code and gaining access to such critical information as our credit card and social security numbers. However, a new book by journalist and former news anchor, Ted Koppel, sheds light on a larger form of cyberattack, in which other countries gain access to our nation’s electrical grid and [...]

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Seven Important Considerations On Where To Purchase A Generator

AP Electric & Generators knows that you have choices when it comes to where you buy your generator. However, considering the nature of most situations in which generators are used – as a solution for power loss in extreme weather conditions, we hope that your decision is based on a number of factors.At AP Electric [...]

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The 2015 Hurricane Season is Here: Be Prepared, Especially for Power Loss

With Hurricane Joaquin making its way to our friends on the East coast, the AP Electric & Generator team want to provide you with some important information to keep safe. As witnessed during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, these powerful storms can wreck havoc on homes, businesses, and residents, and we urge you to be prepared [...]

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Three Industry Secrets for Sizing Your Generator

Home standby generators keep you living comfortably when a power outage occurs. Most home standby generators are paired with automatic transfer switches which seamlessly transfer your power in seconds. In order to effectively use the generator and transfer switch you must correctly size your generator. If your generator and transfer switch are unevenly paired, your backup power supply will [...]

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Generac VS Kohler, What are the Differences?

Generac and Kohler both provide outstanding home standby generators. Their most popular models are the 20kW – 22kW home standbys. Although these units are similar, there are some differences that set them apart. We know that while you are initially shopping for generators, it can be hard to look passed the price alone, so, we have decided to break down [...]

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