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Tips from Kohler Generators for Keeping Your Home Safe During Extended Power Outages – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 30, 2017
South Shore Generator - Kohler Pro7.5e portable generator

Winter has arrived, which serves as an important reminder to homeowners about the importance of emergency planning. Severe winter weather can pack a powerful punch, so now's the time to mitigate the damage by prepping your home and family for the season. In addition to developing a storm survival kit and stocking up on non-perishable food and water, your storm preparedness plan should also account for life without power. Extended power outages in the home are a common by-product of storms with some outages lasting for days, even weeks.

An automatic standby generator is permanently installed outside a home, similar to a central air conditioning unit, and runs on natural gas or propane using existing gas lines. When power is lost to the home, a standby generator automatically turns on - typically within 10 seconds - and can power all critical systems and appliances within the home. Homeowners do not need to be present to operate or refuel the generator.

The power experts at Kohler Generators have developed a list of important things you can do to ensure the safety and security of your family and home during extended outages.

  1. Your smartphone contains important contact information and phone numbers. Be sure to keep those numbers on a piece of paper in the event that your phone loses power.
  2. Turn off major appliances such as water heaters, stoves and air conditioning units. Unplug other appliances such as TVs, stereos, microwaves and computers. This will prevent damage to appliances and possible overloads to the system when power is restored.
  3. Leave one light on so you will be able to see when power is restored to your home.
  4. Ditch the candles for battery-powered flashlights or lanterns. Keep plenty of extra batteries on hand.
  5. Stay away from fallen wires, flooded areas and debris. Treat all down wires and anything touching them as though they have electricity flowing through them.
  6. Do not connect portable generators directly to the electrical system of your home. Electricity could flow backward into the power lines and endanger lives. Either have a qualified electrician install a manual transfer switch or plug appliances directly into the portable generator.
  7. If you're running a portable generator, be sure to use properly rated extension cords (outdoor, electrical load and length). Also, make sure the portable generator is properly vented to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Do not place a portable generator in your home or an enclosed space with limited ventilation like a garage or a screened porch.
  8. Inspect the area around your electricity meter. If you detect or suspect any damage, call your local utility provider.
  9. Familiarize yourself with your main electrical panel. You may have to turn off the main breaker or have to reset circuit breakers after an outage.
  10. Consider installing a commercial-grade, automatic generator for your home. An automatic generator (aka standby generator) turns on automatically when the power shuts off and is permanently installed outside the home similar to a central air conditioning unit. It runs on natural gas or propane and hooks up to existing fuel lines in your home. A transfer switch constantly monitors utility power and transfers the electrical load to the generator if power is lost, protecting the home even if the homeowner is away. A standby generator can power critical and sophisticated appliances and systems in your home, including lights, heating/cooling systems, refrigerators, sump pumps, home security systems and more.

To determine if a standby generator is right for you, do your homework and looking for a unit that offers some of the following:

  1. A commercial-grade engine that provides clean, consistent power, handles heavy loads and powers up quickly.
  2. Make sure to purchase a standby generator with a minimum five-year warranty.
  3. Looks matter. A standby generator sits outside your home, so purchase a unit with a bold, clean look that is corrosion resistant.
  4. Some units have remote monitoring/operating capabilities via computer, tablet or smartphone. This is important for those who spend time away from home.

To learn more about standby power – and to determine what size generator is best suited for your needs contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: prnewswire.com

Air-Cooled, Three-Phase Generators for Light Commercial Applications – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This 14/20 kW air-cooled, three-phase generator provides an economical, space-saving option for small businesses

Kohler Generators offers an air-cooled, three-phase generator specifically designed for businesses seeking a more economical, space-saving alternative to traditional liquid-cooled, three-phase generators. The KOHLER 14/20 kW provides award-winning performance and dependability in a smaller, budget-friendly design.

An air-cooled, three-phase generator may be ideal for banks, restaurants, convenience stores and other commercial applications where 20,000 watts or less are needed during power outages. Because the generator is air-cooled, you get all the performance and power of an equivalent liquid-cooled generator in a smaller, more economical package. It’s specifically designed for smaller-sized businesses that want to stay up-and-running during a power outage.

The 14/20 kW generator is powered by a heavy-duty, commercial-grade engine designed for harsh weather conditions and heavy use. The generator starts up within 10 seconds of an outage and can power major systems and appliances in a small business, including: HVAC, lights, security systems, computers, cash registers, coolers and more. Kohler’s exclusive PowerBoost technology provides the necessary power to start large electrical loads without dropping other circuits or systems as they cycle on and off.

The 14/20 kW runs on natural gas or liquid propane, so there’s no need for refueling during a power outage. In addition, the generator can be remotely monitored from a computer, tablet or smartphone using the OnCue Plus Wireless Generator Management System. The generator’s compact, corrosion-resistant enclosure blends seamlessly with a building’s exterior while its quiet, neighborhood-friendly operation reduces sound levels similar to a central air conditioning unit. Other features include:

  • Robust Kohler Command PRO engine, with three-phase operation running on natural gas or LP
  • Corrosion-resistant enclosure impacted tested to -30F
  • RDC2 digital controller
  • Compatible with RXT transfer switches and OnCue Plus® Generator Management System (GM81385-KP2-QS) and Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
  • CSA/EPA certifications
  • Five-year warranty

For more information contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: kohlerpower.com

Smaller-Sized Standby Generators for Every Homeowner at an Entry-Level Price Point – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 18, 2016

Kohler Generators has a complete line of standby generators designed for homeowners with fewer power requirements, and who are looking for the performance and reliability of a KOHLER unit at an entry-level price point. The line focuses on lower kW-output models – 8 kW, 10 kW and 12 kW – making standby power available to more consumers with smaller budgets.

All homeowners should have access to safe, reliable backup power – no matter their budgets. These units deliver Kohler quality and performance and address the needs of more homeowners.

The 8 kW, 10 kW and 12 kW standby units (8 RESV/8 RESVL, 10 RESV/10 RESVL, 12 RESV/12 RESVL) may be price positioned at the lower end of the KOHLER home standby offering, but they provide the same performance, reliability and craftsmanship consumers have come to expect from Kohler. Each unit delivers high-quality power by offering advanced voltage and frequency regulation along with ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion. This results in excellent power quality to protect delicate electronics and expensive appliances. In addition, Kohler’s exclusive Powerboost technology provides advanced startup power to handle heavy loads like a central air conditioning unit and can power up in as little as 10 seconds. Other standout features of the 8 kW, 10kW and 12 kW models include:

  • Units run on liquid propane (LP) or natural gas, and are powered by KOHLER OHV engineS
  • They offer quiet, “neighborhood-friendly” operation
  • The units require a smaller installation footprint because they are roughly half the size of their larger kW counterparts – ideal for compact lots
  • The generators feature a new enclosure made from steel, dipped in e-coat for extra corrosion protection and painted with a durable powder coat finish in KOHLER cashmere to blend into any backyard setting
  • They offer remote monitoring capabilities via smartphone, tablet or computer as standard equipment
  • All “L” models come with a new 100 Amp RXT Automatic Transfer Switch
  • All models come with a five-year or 2,000-hour limited warranty

This line of standby generators are designed for homeowners who wish to power a few essential systems or appliances in their home during a power outage. They can power multiple circuits in a home that connect to items like a refrigerator, sump pump, HVAC system, lighting and more. When power is lost to the home, a KOHLER standby generator automatically turns on – generally within 10 seconds – and runs on propane or natural gas. Homeowners do not need to be present to start or refuel the generator.

These smaller standby units fulfill the growing demand for more entry-level standby generators without sacrificing anything when it comes to performance and dependability.

For more information about Kohler’s 8 kW, 10 kW and 12 kW standby generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: kohlerpower.com

Air-Cooled, Three-Phase Generator for Light Commercial Applications – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 06, 2016

This 14/20 kW air-cooled, three-phase generator provides an economical, space-saving option for small businesses

Kohler Generators has an air-cooled, three-phase generator specifically designed for businesses seeking a more economical, space-saving alternative to traditional liquid-cooled, three-phase generators. The KOHLER 14/20 kW provides award-winning performance and dependability in a smaller, budget-friendly design.

An air-cooled, three-phase generator may be ideal for banks, restaurants, convenience stores and other commercial applications where 20,000 watts or less are needed during power outages. Because the generator is air-cooled, you get all the performance and power of an equivalent liquid-cooled generator in a smaller, more economical package. It’s specifically designed for smaller-sized businesses that want to stay up-and-running during a power outage.

The 14/20 kW generator is powered by a heavy-duty, commercial-grade engine designed for harsh weather conditions and heavy use. The generator starts up within 10 seconds of an outage and can power major systems and appliances in a small business, including: HVAC, lights, security systems, computers, cash registers, coolers and more. Kohler’s exclusive PowerBoost technology provides the necessary power to start large electrical loads without dropping other circuits or systems as they cycle on and off.

The 14/20 kW runs on natural gas or liquid propane, so there’s no need for refueling during a power outage. In addition, the generator can be remotely monitored from a computer, tablet or smartphone. The generator’s compact, corrosion-resistant enclosure blends seamlessly with a building’s exterior while its quiet, neighborhood-friendly operation reduces sound levels similar to a central air conditioning unit.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator Sales and Service.

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New Residential or Light Commercial Generator – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 02, 2016

Exceptionally powerful and incredibly quiet, the 30RCL is designed for larger homes and small businesses

Kohler Generators is introducing a new 30 kW standby generator, designed for large homes and small businesses. The KOHLER 30RCL, which will quickly restore power following an outage, features a robust 1,800-rpm liquid-cooled KOHLER engine and patented noise-reduction technology that keeps sound levels to a minimum.

As people continue to build larger homes, there has been an increased demand for a residential generator of this size. The 30RCL really represents a sweet spot within our existing lineup of automatic backup generators. It’s an ideal size for today’s larger homes and we anticipate homeowners responding strongly to the combination of power and quiet operation that this new model offers.

Designed for whole-house power, the 30RCL will keep major systems and appliances – including HVAC, lights, refrigerators, sump pumps and security systems – running in the event of a power outage. It can also protect sensitive electronics, including smartphones, computers and entertainment systems, due to its outstanding voltage and frequency regulation as well as ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion.

As an added benefit, the 30RCL runs at only 62 decibels during normal operation and 54 decibels during weekly exercise, which is no louder than a typical conversation. While ideal for larger homes, the 30RCL generator can also be specified for light commercial applications, including offices and other small businesses.

Similar to all KOHLER standby generators, the new 30RCL automatically turns on within seconds of a power outage. It runs on self-feeding fuels such as liquid propane (LP) or natural gas, eliminating the need to ever manually refuel the unit. Other features include:

For more information, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

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Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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The Cost of Hurricanes - Warenham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 28, 2015

Hurricane season brings high winds, flooding and power outages to millions of Americans each year, resulting in costly damages and emotional strain. It’s impossible to completely avoid the devastation of these severe storms, but there are precautionary steps homeowners and businesses can take to mitigate the impact. Here’s a look back at some of the most damaging hurricanes in U.S. history, as well as some preparedness tips on how to protect your home or business from hurricanes, including backup power options.

Source: blog.kohlergenerators.com

 


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