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Generator Preparation for Thunderstorms

Generator Preparation for Thunderstorms

Summertime means warm weather and moisture, leading to a higher chance of thunderstorms forming especially near bodies of water. Lightning is a common and dangerous factor in thunderstorms, striking at any time up to ten miles away from any associated rainfall. Accompanied by high winds, lightning strikes can lead to power outages, which can affect your level of operations at your business. Making sure your facility is prepared in the case of a weather emergency is critical to reducing data loss. Do you have a generator? A power generator will be able to keep your facility online while the... Read More

Generator Maintenance for New England Hurricane Season

Generator Maintenance for New England Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and runs through the end of November, during which New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions may experience severe winds, rains and flooding. With thirteen named hurricanes anticipated for the season, it is critical to make sure your facility is prepared for potential power grid failures and to protect data, especially if your business is operational during emergencies. Make sure your employees and building are prepared by following these tips! Create a Contingency Plan Emergencies can occur at any time, day or night. If your town or city loses power, having a contingency plan... Read More

3 Steps to Creating a Contingency Plan

3 Steps to Creating a Contingency Plan

Emergencies are unpredictable, occurring at any time and in any place, which can affect your business if you are not adequately prepared. Even as little as one hour of downtime can affect your profit margins and your ability to recoup lost funds. If you are operating an emergency response facility or a local shelter, the importance of being ready for anything is even more vital. Making sure you have a contingency plan in place, covering everything from ice or thunderstorms to fire or heavy winds, can help your business overcome any issues faced from an outage as well as... Read More

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Your generator’s automatic transfer switch is critical to the unit’s functionality. When properly maintained, your ATS will be able to switch between your primary power source and the generator for years without issue. As a cost-saving measure, some companies may put generator maintenance on the back-burner, thinking that problems may not arise if the unit itself is not in use. What Happens During an ATS Maintenance Visit? During a maintenance visit, a licensed technician will take several steps to make sure each component of your generator and automatic transfer switch are operating as intended. Prior to beginning your visit,... Read More

Checks & Service to Perform on Your Generator This Winter

Checks & Service to Perform on Your Generator This Winter

With freezing temperatures in the forecast and snow on the horizon, the threat of a power outage is at its peak due to pressure on electrical lines and frigid air. Before a storm, it’s important to make sure your generator is properly serviced to keep your facility powered up in case of a widespread outage. Make sure the following checks and repairs are made in order to keep your generator operational. Check the Oil Levels If your generator seizes while it is running, the culprit may not be faulty parts of even the environment: if your generator runs long... Read More