Building permit for generator installation

Permit or Not to Permit

One can certainly understand why homeowners wouldn’t want to involve their municipality in the installation of their home generator.  Besides the obvious hassle of getting the permit, there is also the cost of the permit and the fact that you have to have a licensed electrician install the generator in order to get said permit.  […]

Eye of the Storm

October 3, 2016 With Hurricane Matthew driving its way through the Caribbean, it is no wonder that there are emergency warnings and preparations taking place throughout the southern U.S.  In Florida, Georgia, and South and North Carolina citizens and governmental entities are bracing for the impact of this storm.   One person has already died and […]

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What is THD and what does it have to do with home generators?

Your home is no doubt filled with computers, flat screen TVs, audio equipment and computer boards in systems such as your HVAC system.  Did you know that these sensitive electronics require clean power?  If you have an old generator in your home, you probably know what unclean power is.  Basically, you might know that all […]

Connecting Kilowatts – Generator Installation

If you have decided to go ahead and get a whole house generator after the last five or six power outages in your neighborhood, you are not alone. A November 6, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal reports a 17% yearly growth in the number of homeowners that have decided that a home standby […]

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