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Planning for Your Generator Installation


The next season of unpredictable weather is just around the corner; you can never tell when it will hit. Wind, rain, flooding, and more can come at any time. Even if what you’re facing isn’t rain, it’s always a good time to install a generator. Before you do, you want to plan for the installation process, as well as choose the right generator for you.


Before you make your generator choice, find the right location for your unit that suits local and national codes, as well as what’s recommended by manufacturers. Most residential backup systems need to be a few feet away from the house, as well as have clearance on other sides.

Stay as up-to-date as is reasonable so that you know what you need to have everything installed well. It will help you make sure the job is done right. An inspection will help you ensure that everything is up to code.


You will need a professional to perform installation for you. When you search for this person, search well for evidence of previous jobs well done. If you can, obtain references; happy customers will be ready to offer references. Of course, these days online reviews are very helpful. It’s important to seek those with a good reputation of which you can see clear evidence.

Your electrician will need to disconnect power from your meter to install your generator safely. This is potentially dangerous; it involves dealing with live wires. It’s not something a homeowner should try on his or her own. This may also require some notification beforehand, which is another reason to hire an electrician.

Investing in a generator is more than purchasing a unit; it takes preparation. Find your generator at Nationwide Generators, and find out more about what to expect from our experts.

Making Comparisons When Buying a Generator

When you make any significant purchase, you weigh the pros and cons involved. You may weigh the decision of purchasing at all, or you may compare between different brands. Standby generator purchasing is no different; comparing generator options and brands allows you to decide what’s best for your home, and helps you make sure that the one you choose [...]

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Weather the Hurricanes with the Help of a Backup Generator

Hurricane seasons have the potential to be busy, as well as dangerous. Homeowners in coastal towns know the power and damage storms produce, and how risky times become during storm seasons. Even cities not on the coast feel the effects of those storms; they move inland and cause strong rain that shuts down power grids in major areas. This [...]

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​Many Businesses Could Benefit from Backup Generators

Backup generators save lives, as well as make them more convenient when things go wrong. If we consider how much electricity we consume on a daily basis, it becomes clear that being without that power would be very inconvenient. For a business, it could be very damaging and costly. So, it is worth asking yourself if your business is well-protected.Is it?Businesses that Need [...]

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​Advice for First-Time Generator Use

So, you have purchased a backup generator and you’re satisfied with your choice. You should be; the decision to invest in a generator is a smart one. Now, you have to learn to use it properly. Once you do, it’s not a difficult thing. Just pay heed to your manufacturer’s instructions, any applicable regulations, and [...]

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​If You’re Considering a Natural Gas Generator

All generators have their advantages. As you go about choosing yours, you may be a little overwhelmed while sorting through your options. Among them is the option for a natural gas-powered generator. If your considering this option, the following are some things you may like to know.It’s Environmentally FriendlyNatural gas is one of your more environmentally [...]

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​Safety Advice for Your Emergency Generator

If you have ever experienced blackouts, you know how helpful a backup generator can be. The right one could get you and your family through even a lengthy outage. However, even a good, reliable generator could have its dangers if not cared for properly. Follow this safety advice to keep yourself, your family, and your generator safe.At [...]

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Circumstances that Call for Backup Generators

We have come to rely on electricity so much that we often take it for granted. Not until we are without that power do we realize how much we want and need it. Ask yourself just how difficult a situation would be without electricity. Would you be uncomfortable? Would you have the items you need [...]

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​Choosing Between Gas-Powered Pressure Washers and Electric Pressure Washers

If you’re in the market for a pressure washer and you have never bought one before, then you are probably wondering how to differentiate between the options--which is best? Per the usual response for these kinds of questions, there is no single answer. There are pros and cons to owning either; you must choose according to [...]

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​Transfer Switches: Manual or Automatic?

If you have been shopping for a generator lately, you have probably noticed you have a couple of options for your transfer switch: manual and automatic. As a result of the options, people often ask, “What should I choose?” Each has its benefits; they simply depend upon the circumstances in which the generator would be used.A [...]

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