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Types of Standby Home Generators: A Comprehensive Guide

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Choosing the right standby home generator is crucial for homeowners, especially those in areas prone to power outages. Standby generators are essential for ensuring that your home remains powered during an outage, providing peace of mind and uninterrupted comfort. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of standby home generators based on […]

What Is a Standby Generator and Why Do Homes in GTA Need Them?

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Your home’s electrical system is vital to ensuring your comfort and safety. Whether it’s summer or winter, there are many threats to the power supply in Ontario. But you can protect your entire home during a natural disaster or power outage in the Greater Toronto Area.  Continue reading to learn why homeowners are investing in […]

When is it Time to Replace Your Backup Generator?

Keeping your home and business running smoothly is hard without an adequate source of power. A backup generator can help make sure you’re still in operation when the power goes down. As your business grows, your need to have a working generator at all times — after all, time is money. Making sure you take […]

Installing an Automatic Home Standby Generator?

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There are a few things to think about when you’re installing a standby generator to protect your home’s electricity in the event of a power outage. We cover some key tips below and explain why Platinum Electrical Contractors are a trusted supplier of home standby generators. Different Types of Home Standby Generators A prolonged power […]

5 Things To Look for When Choosing a Backup Generator

Portable Generators vs Standby Generators

When you need access to electrical power that the normal power grid isn’t able to provide — either because of power failure or a lack of infrastructure — investing in either a portable generator or a standby generator is an attractive option.  However, all generators and generator brands are not created equal. There are several […]

Preparing Home Electricity For Toronto Winters

Preparing Your Home’s Electricity for the Brutal Winters in Toronto It’s a fact of life in one of Canada’s greatest cities that the greater Toronto area is notorious for extreme winter weather. Although the temperatures in Toronto in winter are actually milder on average than in many other Canadian cities, the wind off the Great […]

How Long Can Backup Generators Run Continuously?

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Backup generators are designed to keep your power running during long outages, which in itself raises a couple of obvious questions: how long a backup generator can really go on functioning continually before it needs to shut down and the specifics of how a generator’s ongoing protection for your power really works. Here, we’ll go […]

Diesel vs Dual Fuel Backup Generators (Natural Gas/LP) | Which is Better?

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The whole point of being at home is having a space where you feel untouchable — a sanctuary away from the rest of the world where you make the rules and set the boundaries. Relaxing, working, bathing, entertaining and enjoying the company of loved ones in comfort require one thing: electricity. Without power, it’s cold, […]

Differences Between a Residential and Commercial Generator

  Currently, Ontario experiences more power outages than any other location in Canada. The number and frequency of critical power outages in Ontario increases every year. Factors such as an aging power grid, increased demands in very warm or very hot weather and severe storms caused by climate change increasingly come into play. Whether you […]

Do Backup Generators Help With Solar Power?

Power outages are incredibly frustrating, whether you’re a homeowner or a business operator. If you’ve got an automatic backup generator from Generac and you’re wondering if you can use it with a solar energy system — or the other way around — you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out more about […]

How to Pick The Perfect Backup Generator For Your Home

Like any other decision about purchasing home appliances, choosing the best backup generator for your home, might be challenging.  Unfortunately, the grid just can’t be relied upon 100% of the time. Storms and other potential threats make a backup generator an absolute must-have for most homes in Canada. No matter where you live or how […]

Why a Backup Generator Needs to be Your #1 Priority For Your Home

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Why You Should Consider a Backup Generator? There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the vulnerable state of the Canadian power grid. With technology more crucial to our lives than ever before, how are you making sure your work, personal and family life are protected from the random threat of a […]

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