G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Generators’

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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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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Use a Whole-House Generator to Keep Your Home Up and Running

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Unlike your heating and air conditioning systems, your electrical system does not have an off-season. After all, it has to power those aforementioned systems so that you can live comfortably throughout the year. Even with our generally reliable, modern electrical grids, power outages are possible. Using a whole-house generator in North Seattle, WA allows you to keep your systems, including your heater, up and running when power from the grid goes out. 

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Why Should I Choose a KOHLER Whole-House Generator?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Investing in a whole-house generator is a great way in which to ensure that your home is as comfortable, convenient, and safe as can be at all times. Power outages are bound to happen from time to time, and the fact of the matter is that you cannot plan for them. That is why you must be ready at any given moment.

Whole-house generators are wired directly into your electrical system, and offer the option of automatic start-up. That means that you not only don’t have to go out and start one up during inclement weather, but that you don’t even have to be at home in order for your system to spring into action. When asked which generators to consider, we always recommend KOHLER generators in North Seattle, WA.

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3 Factors to Consider when Buying a Whole-House Generator

Friday, July 8th, 2016

While there are some self sufficient individuals that may prefer to live completely off the grid, most of us here in Washington enjoy then comfort and convenience that electricity allows for. If you want to ensure that your daily routine does not come grinding to a standstill just because the power goes out in our area, then you are wise to invest in a whole-house generator. You are even wiser to make the decision of which generator to use very carefully. Consider the following tips, and be sure to give us a call with any questions that you have regarding your generator in Everett, WA.

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Why Choose an Automatic Standby Generator?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Summer is a wonderful time of the year, especially after the dreary winter weather fades into memory. However, remember that summer time can also bring some pretty heavy rains, coastal winds, and other inclement weather along with it. We’re no strangers to the rain up here, of course, but a familiarity with this type of weather does not make dealing with the problems that it causes any easier. Power outages, for instance, are definitely a concern in the summer season. If you think that you have to resort to the use of flashlights and candles when the power goes out, though, think again. Instead, opt for the use of an automatic standby generator in Everett, WA.

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Now Is a Great Time for Scheduling Routine Generator Maintenance

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

For kids, a power outage can actually be a lot of fun. We can all probably remember a stormy night from our youth when the power went out, and telling stories or playing games by candlelight or flashlight beams. When you’re an adult, though, as is the case with so many former pleasures, a power outage is more of a hassle than anything. That is why so many responsible homeowners invest in whole-house generators in Everett, WA. An appropriately sized and professionally installed whole-house generator is the best defense against the problems and inconveniences that are inherent with a power outage. Of course, your system must also be very well-maintained. 

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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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