What size home generator do I need?

Understanding how you use energy is the key to planning for a home generator system for your home. The table below shows the typical wattage associated with various home appliances and will help you understand the factors that affect generator size. There are two primary considerations – Running Watts and Starting Watts.  Running watts represent... Read More

Understanding How Home Generators Work

How does a home standby generator system work? Within seconds of a power outage, the engine will automatically start, allowing your home generator to begin producing power. After a short delay (10 to 60 seconds) the Automatic Transfer Switch will restore power to the designated emergency circuits in your home. The home generator control system... Read More

Fuel, Spark & Compression

In our earlier post, How Long Can My Generator Run?, we discussed the role of fuel and oil to keep your generator running during an extended outage.  In this post we will discuss how fuel, spark & compression work together to allow your engine to start and continue to run so that your home generator... Read More

How Long Can My Home Generator Run?

This is a question asked by many of our customers.  There are two primary factors that will affect the continuous operation of your home generator engine during an extended period: fuel to power the engine and oil for lubrication and cooling.  In future post, Fuel, Spark & Compression, we will address the essentials required for... Read More

Be Prepared

“Be Prepared”, the Boy Scout Motto, has been repeated over and over again by many young men.  As a former Boy Scout myself, and the father of 3 Eagle Scouts, I’ve heard it many times. Little did I realize at the time that I would be in the business of helping so many others achieve... Read More