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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

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

Preparing Your Generator for Fall

Preparing Your Generator for Fall

As the summer comes to a close, the time will come to start making preparations for your generator to retain full functionality in the colder months. Maintaining your generator prevents problems from occurring when an outage occurs and you’re left in the dark. Before the leaves and snow begin to fall, perform routine maintenance and checks to keep everything operational. Keep any openings clear of debris As leaves and acorns begin to fall, the wind may carry them towards your generator and block essential openings such as air ducts and exhaust pipes. This will prevent air from flowing properly... Read More

Creating a Summer Heat & Storm Contingency Plan

Creating a Summer Heat & Storm Contingency Plan

With the summer arriving comes several side effects: the start of hurricane season, increased risk of powerful thunderstorms and excessive heat. Each of these factors can contribute to power loss in your facility, and it is important to make sure you are prepared before an emergency occurs by having a company-wide contingency plan in place in order to minimize downtime and data loss. This can be completed by following these steps prior to an emergency. Create a Power Loss Contingency Plan Before a potential storm or heat wave is announced, write a plan that will assign roles to each... Read More

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s important to make sure your facility is prepared in case of an outage or other emergencies. Having an emergency generator is a good first step, but maintaining it is vital to success. The first thing you will want to check is whether your generator will be sufficient for the duration of a possible outage. Your local generator distributor can size one for your data center, school or emergency service center. While hurricanes in the northeast tend to not wipe out infrastructure, having backups of all of your data is critical, especially if... Read More

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