When disaster strikes and your power flickers or cuts out completely, what is your first thought? Your freezer chock-full of perishables? Your children who will wake up without a night light? What about the electronic medical equipment or refrigerated medicine certain members of your household need?Continue Reading
You have finally decided you want to invest in a backup home generator — as opposed to a portable generator — to ensure you and yours have uninterrupted power in the face of inclement weather, natural disasters, or unforeseen power outages. Now, you’ve got another important decision to make: the type of fuel your unit will use.Continue Reading
Technological advancements, strides in safeguarding measures, and newfound ways of contemporary living often take years of germination before they’re ingrained in the modern zeitgeist — and whole-home backup generators are no exception. It’s estimated that only 5% of homes have full backup power. However, that statistic is just the beginning of something greater; a seed of change that will blossom into reliable power for all.Continue Reading
From landscape lighting installation to plumbing repair and everything in between, property owners often invest in systems and solutions as they are needed. Of course, this ad-hoc approach helps them stay within budget. However, when it comes to standby power generators, playing the tape forward is a crucial element of that safety and property upkeep investment process. After all, if the power cuts out and you don’t have an emergency source in place, you’re more or less out of luck until the powers that be — Mother Earth herself included — remediate the issue.Continue Reading
When you purchase a backup home generator, you put stock in it to provide power when you, your family, and even your pets need it the most. After all, a backup home generator can do a lot more than keeping a few essential appliances up and running. From ensuring those with special medical needs have access to refrigerated medicine to upholding your home security system while your family is asleep or out of the house, it’s a resource to safeguard what you and yours need to survive and live life uninterrupted.Continue Reading
Picture this: you’re spending a stormy night inside the home with your family, confident you won’t lose power or the function of your most-used appliances because you have a backup generator. However, before long, the power cuts — and you’re left in the dark, wondering what could have gone wrong with your backup power source. A possible and common reason? Your backup generator wasn’t properly sized for your home.Continue Reading
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Days after Hurricane Harvey carved its destructive path along the Texas coast, CNN reported that one “Battered Texas town may be without power for weeks.”
Within hours of Hurricane Irma passing to the north of Puerto Rico, NBC reported that more than 1 million people are left without power on the island and some could be without it for months. As thousands of residents begin to make emergency evacuations or preparation plans in anticipation of Hurricane Irma potentially hitting Florida, we can’t help but think about the shortage in supplies and high demand this week.
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According to Google Trends, online searches for home generators increased by 4X from the time Hurricane Harvey made landfall until the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
“The historic storms during the 2017 hurricane season have reminded homeowners why they need to plan. Waiting until the power is out isn’t a sound plan,” says Michael Petrakis, president of Colonial Generators. “We believe every homeowner should have the ability to protect his or her home, property and family. This is why Colonial Generators has simplified storm readiness for homeowners.”
Emergency Back Power for Restaurant
ColonialGenerators.com just installed a 100 kW Cummins generator on the rooftop of Caffe Aldo Lamberti located in Cherry Hill, NJ. This landmark restaurant has a seating capacity for approximately 500 people and the have a large catering and private party business with approximately 10 private dining and outdoor seating rooms. On December 25th, 2015, the restaurant suffered a power outage. As a result it lost significant revenue while suffering losses due to refunds, cancellations, food losses and operations. In May 2016, Colonial Generators installed a 100 kW Cummins generator on the roof of the restaurant. We helped provide the analysis in choosing the best generator for the project and handled permitting, delivery and installation. Our engineers provided a smooth installation process which took one day for unit.
Gas Station Generator Program – Free Generators
NYSERDA will soon be launching a program to fund up to 100% of the cost of installing a permanent generator at a gas station. Colonial Generators can help you get a free Generator for your gas station. The state of NY is helping gas station owners with generators to help keep your business operating during an outage. We can provide details on the goals of the Initiative and details about participating in the program such as eligibility requirements, NYSERDA project selection process, how NYSERDA contracts with gas stations, reimbursement criteria and NYSERDA payment options to potential contractors. This is a really great program which helps motorist and the state during power outages. It’s a great way to provide your gas station with continuous power – best of all, it’s free and you can get a standby emergency generator for free.