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How To Fix a Generator That Won’t Start?

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When you’re in the middle of an emergency and your generator refuses to start, it can be a very frustrating experience. However, there’s no cause for alarm. Whatever challenges you face while trying to switch on your generator can be easily resolved and you can go back to enjoying uninterrupted power supply. In today’s article, […]

How To Fix a Generator That Won’t Start? was last modified: April 27th, 2022 by admin
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Common Problems That Lead to Generator Repairs

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Whole home generators are important as alternative sources of power for many households, especially if you are in areas that experience unexpected power outages as a result of heavy rain storms or hurricanes. But even the best of machines breaks down occasionally. Which is why knowing some common issues your generator faces help you prepare […]

Common Problems That Lead to Generator Repairs was last modified: April 15th, 2022 by admin
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How Long Will My Standby Generator Last?

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It is one thing to purchase a generator and another thing for the generator to serve as it should. Generators can run indefinitely as long as there is fuel and they are properly maintained. However, when it comes to lifespan, so many factors affect how long a standby generator should last. Typically, it costs about […]

How Long Will My Standby Generator Last? was last modified: April 15th, 2022 by admin
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Choosing The Right Size Generator For Your Home

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Generators are Plan B’s for when there is a power outage and you need electricity. So, it is important to consider all the factors when purchasing or replacing a generator in your home. One of the most crucial decisions you will have to make is determining what size of generator would be ideal for your […]

Choosing The Right Size Generator For Your Home was last modified: March 9th, 2022 by admin
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How Reliable Are Generac Generators? Alpine Electrician Answers

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The average snowfall in Alpine, UT, is about 70 inches per year. Comparing that to the US average of 28 inches… it’s pretty high. With all that snowfall, you don’t want to get stuck with downed power lines and no electricity. This is where a whole home generator comes in. If you live in Alpine […]

How Reliable Are Generac Generators? Alpine Electrician Answers was last modified: March 2nd, 2022 by admin
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How To Provide Backup Power To Your Home

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It’s easy to take for granted the fact that you have an uninterrupted power supply. But what happens when there’s a sudden power outage? What happens when a storm-induced blackout leaves you without electricity for days on end? That’s why having a backup power supply for your home is an excellent investment. There are many […]

How To Provide Backup Power To Your Home was last modified: January 4th, 2022 by admin
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What Is an Electrical Pigtail?

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An electrical pigtail is an electrical technique that is often employed to combine a couple of wires or to lengthen short wires, leaving a conductor like an outlet or switch that can connect to electrical devices. It is a rather simple technique that every homeowner can perform if they attempt to learn. How Does it Work? Pigtail […]

What Is an Electrical Pigtail? was last modified: December 17th, 2021 by admin
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Partial Rewire: When Is It Necessary?

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While the choice of what type of rewiring your house needs depends on several factors – including but not limited to budget, the physical condition of your home and its electrical fittings – it is always a good idea to know what exactly your home’s electrical needs are and how it affects your intended rewiring […]

Partial Rewire: When Is It Necessary? was last modified: January 17th, 2022 by admin
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Attic Fan Installers Near Me

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An attic fan is an HVAC exhaust fan placed in an attic to draw hot air out of the attic and regulate the amount of stagnant heat in the attic. It’s an important part of the home and why you should consider hiring attic fan installers near you. How did hot air get there in […]

Attic Fan Installers Near Me was last modified: August 6th, 2021 by admin
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Signs a Generator Repair May Be Needed

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You might be familiar with that dreadful feeling that creeps up your spine when your generator won’t work during an emergency or power failure. A generator is supposed to be a backup power source and the last thing you need is for the generator not to work. It’s possible to avoid the above situation when […]

Signs a Generator Repair May Be Needed was last modified: June 1st, 2021 by admin