Diagnosing Stress with Load Bank Testing

Perhaps you have heard of stress testing, the procedure doctors use to determine a heart rate and level of fitness when subjected to very strenuous exercise over a period of time.  You might have even gone through a few stress tests at your yearly physicals.  If so, then you know that a stress test asks […]

Generator Repair Costs and Facts

If your backup generator is newer and your unit has been maintained properly, you should not expect to have many repairs.  Generators are solid, well-built machines and carry valuable manufacturer warranties.  These warranties only require scheduled maintenance to keep them in force.  A typical generator repair not covered under warranty can run from $100 to […]

Available Technology for Generator Monitoring

Your home alarm system is most likely wired into a central station where they keep an eye on your system 24/7.  When a breach occurs, the central station makes the call to the fire department or police to alert them of possible trouble at your address.  This peace of mind is priceless for homeowners who […]

Residential Generator Service or How To Squirrel-Proof Your Plans

As we were preparing this post, we received another report of a power outage – this one caused by a bird’s nest in a power substation. And as benign as this particular outage might appear (occurring starting at 1 pm and lasting 3 1/2 hours), the fact that this same substation was also involved in […]

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