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Winter generator help gets people thinking. Especially if the local weather calls for more ice, slick roads, severe flooding, blizzard warnings. Power outages can be the result if dangerous winds whip through our region.

Schools and businesses suffer. Home owners’ face cold days with no power. Owning a stand by generator is a great solution. Professionals from Northeast Generator offer 24/7 maintenance plans performed by a friendly and knowledgeable Generator Service Team. Winter generator help is only helpful when customers get peace of mind in a disaster.

Winter generator help starts with common sense. Northeast Generator’s vice president Mark Holzner says, “I’ve seen people take generators and put them in their basement.” Of course, running a generator inside your house can put your entire family at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Generators must be at least 15 feet away from the house. For stand by generators, double check your owner’s manual. Northeast Generator employees’ are trained to provide winter generator help including checking the pressure at your home before a storm since negative pressure causes more carbon monoxide inside.

Homeowners are educated in preventative storm maintenance. “A generator needs air to function in the correct way, so owners will want to be observant. The generator won’t operation at optimal levels if allowed to get covered in snow,” comments Holzner.

Winter Generator help begins at the decision to purchase a stand by generator for your home or office. Stand by generators must be the right size. Too much electricity draw can overload them. Generators breakers trip if appliances used are more than required for a winter storm. Winter generator help begins with the professionals at Northeast Generator to help decide the right size unit.

From routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs to system testing, Northeast Generator ensures you get the most out of your generator over its entire life. 

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Hurricanes…Tornadoes…Tree Work. All have the potential to negatively impact your quality of life.  While it’s important to prepare for hours and hours of power outages due to a disaster, it’s equally important to understand how to prepare. Preparation is about doing all you can before any disaster. Northeast Generator recommends you:

  • Monitor Your Generator Every Week. If a generator does not exercise, i.e., run to full capacity on a scheduled time every week in order to test the system, you could have a problem on your hands when the lights go out.
  • Understand Generator Basics. What appliances or systems are connected to your stand by generator? In the event of a power outage, what can you use? Make a list so that everyone knows.
  • Know Where to Find Everything. A stand by generator has a control panel that shows “ready” “warning” and “fault” messages. Keep your owner’s manual on hand to read about what these indicators mean. Or, contact the professionals at Northeast Generator (203) 336-3031 if you have any concern.
  • Shutdown and Restart Functions. If the stand by generator power is on, do NOT perform either of these operations! Generator output breaker must be “off” before shutting down and restarting your stand by generator.
  • Operating During an Outage. When an outage lasts over 24 hours, your stand by generator must be shut down to check and add oil levels. Consult your owner’s manual for recommendations on type of oil and frequency for performing these operations.
  • Hazard Warning.Verify your carbon dioxide monitor is operating correctly to protect against engine exhaust.

We love helping our friends and neighbors keep informed. Here’s an article we thought you may like: http://www.generac.com/for-homeowners/home-backup-power/how-it-works

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Generator Advertising grabs attention of most home owners… especially this time of year after recent ice storms and widespread power outages. If you’re among the thousands of people who read Generator Advertising in the local newspaper, or at your nearest Home Depot store, its time to get serious about Generator Advertising.

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What’s a hot cup of coffee really worth?

Generator Advertising and Wattage.  For most appliances, start up wattage will be higher than the wattage to continuously run them.  Electric stoves, freezers, clocks, light bulbs and coffee makers don’t require a power surge at startup before dropping to a lower running load. An electrical appliance, especially one with an electric motor, will draw a spike or surge of power when initially powered up… consider this when calculating the load the generator must support.

Generator Advertising 2000 Watt Generator? Generator advertising hyping a 2000 watt generator is enough to run a 500 watt deep freezer and one element of an electric stove. Or, you could run a freezer, cook with a 650 watt microwave (using 1000 watts) and turn on a few lights.  A home computer with a small monitor typically draws 400 watts “in use” but will spike up to 600 watts on startup.

Generator Advertising 6000 Watt Generator? A 6000 watt generator has enough power for most appliances to guarantee survival when the electricity supply is cut off. A 6000 watt generator can handle a 120 volt load up to 50 amps for heat and light while keeping food fresh. Think about refrigerator, freezer, furnace and lights. Not all of these appliances must be powered continuously…run at intervals to avoid knocking out a generator’s circuit breaker.

Most people ask only one question…”how much for a generator?” But, this is only one part of the equation! The friendly people at Northeast Generator can help you identify the right generator and at the right price…why not give them a call today at (203) 336-3031.