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Is Your Generator Ready for Thunderstorm Season? 

March 16, 2023

Spring is just around the corner. Spring brings sunshine and flowers, but it also brings thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms often bring power outages. 

It can be tough when the power goes out unexpectedly, but with a little preparation, you can handle it like a pro. One essential tool to have on hand is a portable generator, but don’t wait until the storm hits to check if it’s ready to go. Here’s how to be sure your generator is ready for action just in case that spring shower turns into a thunderstorm. 

First things first, if you haven’t used your generator in a while, it’s important to make sure it was stored properly. Check your owner’s manual for the correct way to store it during periods of disuse. If you stored it correctly, great! You’re one step ahead. If not, don’t worry. Take some time now to drain all the fuel and clean the carburetor before using it safely. Your owner’s manual will give you all the details you need to do this the right way. 

Once your generator is ready for action, take it outside and add fresh fuel. Make sure not to overfill the tank to allow for fuel expansion. 

Next, check for any fuel leaks by turning off the engine switch, turning on the fuel valve, waiting five minutes, and checking for leaks around the carburetor and air filter. If you find a leak, disassemble and clean or replace the carburetor. Again – check your handy owner’s manual for the how-to’s. 

Now that you’ve dealt with any pesky leaks, here’s what to do next. 

  1. Turn the fuel valve off and check the oil level using a dipstick. 
  2. Add fresh oil if necessary. 
  3. Finally, inspect the air filter for any obstructions like bugs or cobwebs. Remove any obstructions and clean or replace the air filter according to the owner’s manual.

Whatever weather is headed your way, you’re ready now! Fresh fuel, no leaks, fresh oil, clean air filter, and your generator is ready to go. With your portable generator prepared, you can rest easy knowing that if a thunderstorm or power outage hits, you’ll have backup power to rely on. 

So be prepared and enjoy peace of mind during any emergency!


5 Situations to Prepare for in the Year Ahead 

February 16, 2023

This time of year is the perfect time to make sure you’re prepared for the year ahead. You still have some time on your hands while you wait for spring, and as you think about the upcoming year, there are lots of fun and potentially some not-so-fun things to anticipate. 

One way to be well prepared for whatever the future holds is to invest in a portable generator

Here are some situations a portable generator handles with ease. 

  1. Power Outages – Whether it’s due to a storm, natural disaster, or just a simple blackout, a portable generator provides a reliable source of backup power. Keep your essential appliances and electronics running smoothly, no matter what. 
  2. Outdoor Adventures – If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, a portable generator is a must-have item for your camping, tailgating, or hunting trips. With a generator, you’ll have access to power whenever and wherever you need it.
  3. Home Renovations – Renovating your home can be a hassle, especially when it comes to powering your tools and equipment. A portable generator provides a convenient solution, allowing you to complete your projects without interruption.
  4. Job Sites – For contractors, a portable generator is an indispensable tool. It provides a reliable source of power, no matter where your job site is located.
  5. Emergency Preparedness – Emergencies can happen at any time, so it’s important to be prepared. A portable generator provides peace of mind, knowing you have a reliable source of power if the need arises.

Portable generators come in different sizes, they run on either gasoline or propane (duel fuel generators run on either), and they don’t need to be installed. Decisions, decisions…Are you unsure of how big or small to go? By using our portable generator selector tool, you’ll be provided with the best results to match your powering needs.

With a portable generator, you’ll never have to worry about losing power again. Whether you’re at home or away, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a source of power you can rely on. Investing in a portable generator is a smart decision and with its compact size, ease of use, and versatility, it’s a must-have item for anyone preparing for the year ahead. 

So why wait? Get your portable generator today and start enjoying all the benefits it has to offer!

Snowblower Spotlight: 4 Features You Didn’t Know You Needed

January 12, 2023

Freshly fallen snow is beautiful. Children get excited about sledding, snowmen, snowball fights, and snow angels. And how about enjoying a warm drink in front of a blazing fireplace while gazing outside at the winter wonderland that used to be your driveway? Sounds lovely, right? 

It sounds lovely until you realize that someone needs to clear all that snow away so you can get the car out of the garage, and that someone is you. 

Unless your idea of fun is removing waist-high snow from your driveway with a shovel, give that shovel and your back a well-deserved rest, and get a snow blower. A snow blower can help you clear your driveway after a snow storm in record time, and it could be a lifesaver if you need to leave your home during an emergency. If you already own a snowblower, don’t forget to get it serviced so it will be ready to go when you need it. 

Here’s a quick guide to snowblower features so you’ll know which snowblower is the best fit for you. 

  • Power Turn Steering: You’ve heard of power steering but what about power turn steering? What happens when you get to the end of your snowy driveway and need to turn around and head back up your driveway to keep clearing snow? You can either put your back and shoulder into it and push or rely on power turn steering technology. Your snow blower senses the direction you’re trying to turn and automatically engages the drive system to help you. Whether you’re making a U-turn at the end of your driveway or path or attempting to maneuver around an obstacle, all it takes is a slight push to the left or right and your snow blower will make that turn a piece of cake.  
  • Headlights: Lights on a snowblower may sound a little extra until you’ve tried to clear your driveway on a dark, frigid morning. Not only are LED lights convenient when it’s dark outside, but they also ensure your safety. You’ll be able to make your presence known to passing vehicles, see when you get close to the curb, plus you’ll have ample time to stop and remove any obstacles ahead like that bike left on the driveway the night before. A snowblower equipped with LED lights frees you up to safely clear your driveway any time, whether or not the sun is shining. 
  • Heated Hand Grips: This may sound pretty luxurious at first, but when you’ve been outside in the cold and wet clearing snow for an hour, keeping your hands warm is essential. Ever heard anyone complain about their hands being too warm while they were blowing snow? Neither have we. When your hands are warm, you have more energy and focus to concentrate on getting the job done. 
  • Dash-Mounted Chute Control: When you use a snow blower, the snow is pushed into a high-speed impeller that propels it out of a chute. The chute control directs which way you blow the snow. At the end of every path, you have to change chute direction. When the wind changes direction, you need to adjust the chute again. No one wants to stop their snow blower just to turn a crank that controls the chute direction. Making small adjustments are important, though, because you don’t want to throw your snow into the street or back onto your cleared sidewalks or driveway. A snow blower equipped with a dash-mounted chute control means you stay in control of where you want all that snow to go. Having the chute controls within easy reach means you can decide where to safely send that snow without being slowed down every time you need to change direction. Small conveniences like this speed up the job so you can get on with your day. 

Choose a snow blower with features like these that make your life easier and you’ll be able to safely and quickly get your snow cleared away so you can get back to that blazing fireplace and warm drink.