G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Generators’ Category

Make Sure That Your Generator Is Working Properly

Monday, August 13th, 2018

residential generatorUgh, you may be saying to yourself, the last thing that I want to think about is a longlasting power outage. What are the chances of that happening, anyway? I’ll just deal with it when I need to. 

That is some seriously flawed thinking there.

Let us ask you some follow up questions.

What do you consider “longlasting”?

What are the chances of strong winds or heavy rains striking (hint: they’re good)?

How are you planning on “dealing with it”?

If your answer to that last question isn’t “by having a trained professional install a whole-house generator for me,” then this is the post for you! A whole-house generator is your best and sometimes only defense against the trouble and challenges that a prolonged power outage can lead to. That is why you need to know that your generator is in great working shape. If not, we can handle your generator repair in Everett,  WA—but it’s best to limit the need for such services.

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Ask Our Electricians: What Types of Fuel Do Generators Use?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

generatorOur electricians in Lynnwood, WA are some of the finest in the industry, so it is no wonder that so many homeowners turn to them for informed answers. Some of the questions that they frequently field address whole-house generators. More specifically, which type of fuel sources should homeowners consider when it comes to fueling their whole-house generators. As is the case with most questions regarding electrical systems, the answer is more complicated than simply suggesting the one “best” option.

Today, we want to take this opportunity to discuss some of the various fuels that may be used to power the generators that you use to keep your home up and running in the event of a power outage. If you have any questions, of course, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We know that investing in a new generator is a considerable expense, and you want to make sure that you are making the right decisions every step of the way.

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Protect Your Home with a Generator This Summer

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

We’re all looking forward to the arrival of the summer season. Even the cooler days of spring will be a nice of change pace while we wait for the summer’s heat to arrive. As we move out of the winter season, though, we must remind homeowners that summer brings its own challenges, and that an AC may not be the only system that they’ll need to enjoy their time at home to the fullest.

Summertime has a lot to offer, and not all of it is welcome with open arms. Heavy rains and high winds can move in when summer storms arrive, downing trees and power lines in their wake. When that happens, you’ll be glad for having taken our advice and investing in a whole-house generator. 

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Why Invest in a Generator This Winter?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Can you even imagine living life without electricity in this day and age? From the inconvenience of not being able to charge your electrical devices to the impossibility of keeping food fresh in a modern refrigerator, it’s clear that a lack of electricity can be a real problem. Fortunately, it’s not one that homeowners must fact too frequently.

That being said, it is certainly possible that you may lose power to your house at some point. It’s also possible that such a power outage could last far, far longer than you’d hope. This is why you may want to use a whole-house generator in North Seattle.

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Fueling Your Generator Successfully

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

There are a few tips that we can give you to help you get the most from your whole-house generator in Everett, WA. One is to ensure that you buy a product from a trusted manufacturer, such as Kohler. Another is to schedule your generator installation, repair, and maintenance services with the trained professionals on our staff. 

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Generator Tips: Choosing the Right Fuel

Monday, August 10th, 2015

There is no denying the peace of mind that a whole-house generator in Everett, WA can afford you. Power outages, even if they don’t really last all that long, can make your home seriously inconvenient, uncomfortable, and even unsafe for their duration. A whole-house generator is the perfect solution for such problems, as a professionally installed and serviced system will be able to keep your home up and running even when the power from the grid cuts out. As with any other mechanical system, though, there is a lot to consider if you hope to choose the ideal whole-house generator for your needs. Chief among these considerations is which type of fuel you will use. Read the information below, and contact the generator pros here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric for more details.

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5 Reasons to Purchase a Whole-House Generator this Spring

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

With the cold weather waning, you may already be looking forward to improve your household with some projects this spring. You may have already begun weighing the various improvements that you could make, and you may be wondering about a whole house generator. If you don’t currently have a whole house system in place or you rely on a portable generator for when you lose power, then read on. You may want to prioritize the installation of a whole house generator before you do anything else.

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What Type of Fuel to Choose for Your Generator

Monday, April 13th, 2015

We have to admit right off the bat that we cannot explicitly tell you which fuel option is best when considering which generator to use on your property. There are a lot of different makes and models of generators available today, and there are also various fuels to choose from, each having their own pros and cons. What we can do for you, though, is to help you better understand your fuel options. Armed with this information, you can choose your generator carefully so that it runs on a fuel that best suits your needs and preferences. Contact us with any further questions that you may have regarding our generator services in North Seattle. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is the company to call for outstanding generator services. 

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Detecting Problems with a Whole House Generator

Monday, February 16th, 2015

In a power outage, you can end up losing a lot. Perhaps you need electricity in order to work from home. You could lose a day’s worth of work, and waste a lot of time and money attempting to find a new setup. In some cases, lost power is even a case of life or death when someone in the home relies on electrical medical equipment. Other times, it’s just a matter of convenience. If the power is out overnight, you may have to relocate so that you have heating or air conditioning, and you could end up replacing spoiled food and damaged floors and valuables if there is a leak.

A whole-house generator is the best way to prevent such problems. Whole-house generators connect to your electrical system, and kick in only a few seconds after detecting there is no longer an electrical current running through your home. This is far more effective than a portable generator, which could only power one or two important pieces of electrical equipment.

The problem is that it can seem difficult to tell whether you are in need of whole house generator repair. Generators only turn on when you need them, so how can you be sure it will work properly during a power outage?

The best way to make sure that your generator works properly is by scheduling regular maintenance with a trained professional. During maintenance, the technician will make some adjustments and tell you if anything is not quite right. But you should also have a technician come right after any major weather phenomenon, especially if you notice any external damage to the unit.

Another way to tell that your generator needs repair is during a generator test. Many systems perform weekly self-tests and alert you to trouble. If not, ask your technician or consult your generator manual to figure out how to run a test on your own.

Choosing only experienced technicians for installation, repair, or maintenance is another way to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today for quality whole house generator repair in Everett.

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