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Why Should I Have My Generator Monitored Remotely?

Why Should I Have My Generator Monitored Remotely?

After a difficult winter, you may think that your days of worrying about your generator maintenance during storms are behind you for a few months, until the frost and snow begin. However, weather-related power outages can occur at any moment, with heightened risks during the summer due to extreme heat and thunderstorms. Having your generator monitored remotely allows you the peace of mind of knowing your generator is being checked throughout the day, with issues being brought to your attention immediately. What is Remote Monitoring? Remote monitoring is when your generator’s fluid levels and overall functionality are electronically watched... Read More

Why You Should Schedule Automatic Transfer Switch Maintenance

Why You Should Schedule Automatic Transfer Switch Maintenance

Your backup generator is made up of several components, each of which requires a certain amount of maintenance to remain fully functional. The automatic transfer switch is vital to your generator’s functionality: it controls the switch of power from the utility source to the generator itself in the case of an outage or system test. If the ATS malfunctions, your generator may not switch on properly, leaving your facility vulnerable to data loss and the inability to perform normal duties. Making sure your generator and transfer switch are regularly serviced by certified technicians is critical to staying online in... Read More

What’s the Difference Between Load Bank Testing & Building Load Testing?

What’s the Difference Between Load Bank Testing & Building Load Testing?

Preparing for an emergency is difficult because you never know quite what to expect: they occur in all shapes and sizes and can affect your facility in different ways. However, preparing for a power outage is simple with the addition of a generator! Performing specific tests on your building and your generator can ensure you are ready for storms and extreme temperatures, as well as keeping the facility online throughout. Performing periodic load bank tests and building load tests can help prepare your facility and employees for potential outages, but many people don’t know the difference between the tests.... Read More

Keeping Up with Generator Maintenance

Keeping Up with Generator Maintenance

Weather is unpredictable, and storms are easily miscalculated. A snow storm that is supposed to leave a few inches of snow can end up leaving over a foot, or just appear as a dusting. The volatility of meteorology adds to the importance of making sure your facility is prepared for a potential weather-related outage and keeping your backup generator fully serviced. Preparing for a Storm & The Aftermath Time is of the essence when preparing for a potential emergency. As soon as an impending storm is announced, you should contact your generator maintenance company and schedule an inspection and... Read More

The Importance of Winter Contingency Plans

The Importance of Winter Contingency Plans

As drastic weather starts to hit New England, it is crucial to make sure your facility has a contingency plan in place in case of a power outage. This plan needs to contain measures for getting communications online as soon as possible and taking extra measures in case of a multi-day outage. Preparing for the Storm Prior to the storm, employees should be tracking the weather, monitoring its course and transmitting any messages possible to keep the community informed about the situation. The facility’s generator needs to be tested and have fluid levels checked to ensure that it can act... Read More