Innovative Building Products for Your Home
Check out some of the cool products I found at the International Builders’ Show including a towel warming drawer, sound deadening drywall, and custom carved doors. Watch this video to see why these products would be a great addition to any home.
Importance of a Generator in Preparing Your Home for Severe Weather
If you live in a hurricane prone area, it’s important to make emergency preparations long before a storm is on the horizon. This includes stockpiling food and water, storm shutters or plywood to cover windows, tarps to protect damaged roofs, and a generator to provide backup power.
Advantages of an Automatic Standby Generator
With a Generac standby generator, you can relax knowing that your home and family are protected, even when you're not there. A standby generator constantly monitors the utility so when the power goes out, the generator starts itself, and delivers power to your home within seconds.Watch this video to find out more.
How an Automatic Standby Generator Works
The installation of an automatic standby generator maintains security and comfort for your home in the event of a power outage. An automatic standby generator system monitors incoming voltage from the utility line. When the utility power is interrupted, the generator automatically goes to work. Watch this video to find out more.
Difference Between Standby and Portable Generators
When the power to your home fails, a standby generator goes to work automatically, then shuts itself off when the utility power resumes. With a portable generator, you have to move it outside, find the gas can and extension cords, fill the gas tank, run the cords through the house, and manually start the generator.
Residential and Commercial Portable Generators
There are some important differences between portable generators designed for residential and commercial use.Watch this video to find out more. Residential generators are usually used to provide emergency backup power for select appliances within a home while portable generators for commercial use are often used on a jobsite when electricity isn't available.
How to Setup and Maintain a Portable Generator
It's important to know how to setup and maintain your portable generator, including filling crankcase with oil, filling fuel tank, and running the generator for 10 minutes or so every 2 to 3 months. Watch this video to find out more.
Portable Generator Safety Tips
It's important that you safeguard yourself and your family from the dangers associated with a portable generator like carbon monoxide, fuel spills, faulty wiring, electrical shock, and generator overload. Watch this video to find out more.
Inverter and Conventional Portable Generators
There are two basic types of portable generators: conventional and inverter. Conventional generators use a mechanical alternator to produce AC power while inverter generators produce DC power and convert it to AC power. Watch this video to find out more.