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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

Top 5 Generator Repairs

Top 5 Generator Repairs

When it comes to generator repairs all are important and necessary to ensure the proper working condition of your unit. But not all repairs are equal. The difference is in the urgency of the repair. For example, reactive maintenance is an urgent repair that needs to be done immediately when there is an unexpected equipment breakdown. While corrective maintenance is a milder repair found through a controlled environment by a diagnosis detected through either our preventative or predictive maintenance. With a corrective maintenance, you protect your equipment’s and systems from any unexpected breakdowns and failures that could lead to... Read More

Winter Weather Preparedness Tip #4: Make Sure You Are Power Prepared

Winter Weather Preparedness Tip #4: Make Sure You Are Power Prepared

  One of the worst things about winter weather is losing power. Losing power is not only inconvenient but could end up costing you thousands and thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Most businesses know that time is money and the longer your business is unable to operate due to a power outage the more money you are losing. Avoid downtime by being power prepared this winter! Being Power Prepared goes beyond just having a backup generator. You need to make sure your power generator is ready to kick in if (and when) the power goes out. Check out... Read More

Winter Weather Prepardness Tip : How to Prepare Your Office Building Prior to a Snow Storm

Winter Weather Prepardness Tip :  How to Prepare Your Office Building Prior to a Snow Storm

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”- It may be a simple quote but it holds a lot of meaning especially when it comes to running a business. In order to run a successful business you need to prepare for the unexpected from issues with customers, disgruntle employees and even extreme weather conditions. By failing to prepare for these factors you could be setting your business up for failure. If you operate your business in the Northeast you know the importance of being prepared for the unexpected weather, especially during the winter. Northeastern winters have been known... Read More

Winter Weather Preparedness Tip: Create a Winter Weather Contingency plan for your employees!

Winter Weather Preparedness Tip: Create a Winter Weather Contingency plan for your employees!

  Not even a full week into December and we have already experienced our first snowfall here and Boston! And if this is a sign of what’s in store this winter, it is even more important to start preparing now! Today Weld Power Generators brings you our second winter weather preparedness tip – Create a Winter Weather Contingency plan for your employees! If your business operates in the Northeast you are no stranger to the unpredictable winters in this area. The months from December to March usually include freezing temperatures, whipping winds and lots of snow and ice. But... Read More

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips : Understand the Terms

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips : Understand the Terms

  Now that December is here in the Northeast, it is time to start preparing for the long winter ahead. Although winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st the temperature have already dropped, and many of the northern states have received their first snowfall. To help you get prepared we will be posting Blizzard Preparedness Tips all month long! So make sure to check back periodically throughout the month to help make sure your home or business is ready for another unpredictable New England winter. This week’s tip: Knowing the difference between a winter storm watch and a winter... Read More