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Why Standby Generators are Important - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Power outages are increasing everywhere, knocking out power in every area of the country. This is because of the antiquated nature of the electrical grid across the nation.

Since 1990 demand for electrical power has increased 400% faster than transmission capacity. As a result, power outages have increased 124%.

Demand will continue to outpace capacity. This is where residential standby generators come in.

Never be without power because these generators run on natural gas or LP so you can rest assured that your generator will allow life to go on without interruption.

For more information on a standby generator for your home, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Happy Holidays from South Shore Generators - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

It is once again "end-of-year" blog post reflection time. If you are reading this blog post, you care enough about us and our business to invest a minute or two reading here. That means a lot to us. The primary reason for this blog is to educate and inform our readers; as an ongoing act of giving thanks for the privilege of earning your continued trust and continued professional partnerships. So we're glad you're here.

We reflect today on the blessings that so many of you bring to both our personal and professional lives. Over the course of 2016, we hope that we have made a difference in many personal and professional lives. This is the true essence and a key measure of professional reward and business success.

It is our sincere wish that all of you bask in the joy of reflection and within the warm confines of family and friends throughout this Holiday season and throughout 2017. Cheers!

Happy Holidays!

-from all of us here at South Shore Generator.

Why You Need a Standby Generator for Your Home - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 19, 2016

At this point, you probably have a lot of questions about standby generators. No worries. Home improvement expert breaks down the basics of backup power. Get in the know now.

Standby generators are a great investment for your home and family because they keep the power run during all types of winter storms and emergencies. If you have a young family, a older parent living in your home, a home office you need to keep running, or perhaps a sump pump, there are just a few reasons to have a Kohler standby generator to keep the power on all winter long.

Watch the video for more information on why homeowners should have a standby generator for their home.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Generac Generac so You Never Feel Powerless – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 12, 2016

If the power goes out, the Generac stand by generator goes on automatically. No matter what the storm has to offer you never feel powerless.

Watch the video, and contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA for more information on how to keep your home up and running this winter.


Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 08, 2016
SSG donated to our troops

South Shore Generators and it's team members donated to our troops this year! Such a great cause chosen by our team!

We offer 5% discounts to our military customers past and present! Click here for more details.




Generac Gas Generator Review - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 05, 2016
Generac Gas Generator

Electricity in the outdoors has become commonplace in recent years, with solar panels and portable battery packs now fixtures of the modern campsite. But despite quieter, cleaner options, for big jobs you still need the power of gas.

A new entry in the gas-generator market, Generac introduced its iQ2000 model as a smart, powerful generator without all the excess noise. Generators have a bad image with some campers. Older units are loud, exhaust-spewing contraptions that can wreck the peace at a park. Though the

Generac is not silent, its engine hum is relatively benign, quieter than most idling cars.

Dual Plug-Ins

The Generac offers a pair of 120v plug-ins just like you get at home. It’s able to output 1600 watts while running, which is enough to power small gadgets to big appliances. See note on limitations below.

Operation is easy — you pull a starter cord and adjust the throttle dial as it comes alive. LEDs on the front give an interface for assessing power usage, maintenance issues like low oil, and available electricity with the remaining fuel.

Its max capacity, just more than a gallon of gasoline, will give hours of run time, depending on the device. A digital clock on the generator’s face counts down the hours and minutes as the fuel is used by the 4-stroke, 79cc engine.

Gas Generator Review

I tested it on multiple power-hogging products, including a large appliance, lights, and an electric saw. It handled any small electronics product with ease.

The engine jumped and required “turbo” mode to power a full-size refrigerator. But after some adjustment, with the engine revving and then calming down again, the Generac was able to output a steady flow of current for the fridge to keep it operating without pause.

Full Generator Test

Tools such as a sander, circular saw or drill press can easily draw 1800 watts or more, so if you’re planning repairs at the cabin, be sure to look at the specs of your tools when shopping for a generator. For my circular saw, this little guy just won’t cut it. The brand makes more powerful generators for work sites and heavy use.

Granted, in the woods camping, that kind of tool will rarely be used. Everything else I plugged in was easily managed by Generac’s gas-to-electricity machine.

Overall, I was happy with the performance. My past experiences with gas generators have been loud and exhaust-ridden. You can certainly smell the Generac’s fumes, but set 20 feet from a picnic table the little unit, especially on the other side of a car, is an unobtrusive power source.

Generac is headquartered in Wisconsin, and the iQ2000 is made in the USA. It comes with a three-year warranty and a $799 price tag — getting you more watts for the dollar than a venerable Honda, whose 1,000 watt EU1000i rings in for $950 retail.

Measuring about 20 x 12 x 17 inches, and weighing about 45 pounds, the Generac is manageable for car camping or use anywhere you can get with a truck or car. It’s a great backup to keep at home in the garage, too, in case your grid goes down.

For more information on maintaining your portable generator, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.



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