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What You Will and Won’t Miss During a Power Outage This Winter With a Generac Generator – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 25, 2016

According to a recent study1, just four percent of homeowners surveyed selected heat as the household item they would miss the most during a power outage, compared to more than half (51%) who said they would miss their TV the most. Yes, long hours in the dark can be incredibly boring without the entertainment of a news program or favorite show, but when considering power outages during the dead of winter a lack of entertainment may be the last thing homeowners should be concerned about.

This research points out that many homeowners don’t realize the dangers and inconveniences they would face during a power outage. To help homeowners be better prepared for the realities of winter-related power outages, Generac Power Systems compiled a few reminders of unexpected things they’ll be without:

  1. Running water. When the heat is out pipes are more susceptible to freezing. Even if you have an oil-based source of household heating, a power outage will still disrupt service and indoor temperatures will dip. A frozen or burst pipe can halt your access to running water (and could lead to some very expensive home repairs). Opening the faucet will provide relief from the excessive pressure that comes with ice blockage and can prevent a burst pipe.
  2. Fast emergency responders and utility companies. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice all make for treacherous travel conditions, meaning response from emergency and utility crews will be delayed during winter storms. When power outages are involved, families can quickly find themselves in dangerous situations with delayed response from these important services. With proper at-home preparation and safety, you can protect your family from needing to call these crews for help in emergency situations.
  3. Wireless Internet. Most homeowners forget that when the power goes out, so does their wireless internet access. With routers down, that means no connection to communicate with loved ones or get important updates about the storm. Cellular service can also be interrupted during outage times, and with no way to charge cell phone batteries, that option is also often limited.
  4. Daylight. This one might seem like a no-brainer, but many people forget that daylight hours are short during the winter. Especially when a storm is passing through, homes can get dark and stay dark for the majority of the day. Candles and flashlights work well for short periods of time, but it’s important to re-think backup light options during the winter when darkness is prolonged. These critical household functions are all things that homeowners would desperately miss in the event of a winter power outage, whether they are aware of it or not. The best way to ensure you and your family won’t be without is to create an organized winter preparedness plan that includes a stockpile of food, water and other supplies as well as a source of backup power. Whether from a home standby option that automatically turns on when utility power is interrupted, or a portable unit for powering essential items, generators can make all the difference in the safety of your home and family this winter.

For more information on a Generac Generator for your home, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: Generac

Kohler Residential Generators Power Your Home During Power Outages - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 15, 2016

The high quality and always reliable residential generators in Wareham, MA power your home when the main grid experiences loss of power. With a generator you will not be inconvenienced by the loss of power during winter. You will still be able to use lights, necessary appliances, heat, and security systems during outages.

Residential power generators are safe, easy, and effective to use at home. They are strategically engineered to provide back-up electrical power to your home during emergency situations without running the risk of carbon monoxide leakage. You can also hire a licensed electrician to install a residential power generator in order to tie it into your home’s electrical configuration.

Standby home generators such as Kohler residential generators are more efficient because they are installed directly into your home’s electrical system. This way, when a power interruption occurs your in-house power generator will only take a few minutes to supply power to your home in order to help minimize the inconveniences experienced when the power goes out.

To find out more about the benefits of installing a power generator at home, contact South Shore Generator.

Automatic Transfer Switches for Generators Brings Power to Your Business in Seconds - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 11, 2016

Standby generators in Wareham, MA play a vital role in providing reliable power to your business instantly when an unexpected power outage occurs. For the added assurance that your rented standby generator will automatically kick in when the power gets knocked out, an automatic transfer switch (ATS) which is incorporated in the configuration will turn on the generator immediately.

An important component of any standby generator for emergency backup power is the ATS. When electric power is lost this winter, standby generators will automatically detect the problem and the automatic transfer switch will turn them on generating back-up power to your business in seconds.

Automatic transfer switches for generators were developed and incorporated in high quality standby generators in order to improve the functionality and dependability of commercial generators for back-up power plans. The ATS can switch on the standby generator even when a power interruption occurs when no one in the building is around. So even in the dead of night, when business operations are at a halt, the security systems, electronics, refrigeration, HVAC system, servers, and other critical business systems can continue functioning seamlessly and properly.

To find out more about automatic transfer switches for standby generators, contact South Shore Generator.


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