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Why I upgraded to a standby generator

After owning a portable generator for twenty years, Charlie Girardi of Atkinson, New Hampshire, has learned a few lessons “about life with a portable.” The main thing that people who buy a portable don’t know, says Girardi, “is that if your outage is longer than a few hours, you’re going to work for the portable […]

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A Tale of Two Outages

Like many people, John Donaldson was on the fence about buying backup power for his home. After all, a backup generator is a significant investment, and he had lived in his house for years with the longest power outage lasting just five hours. Until October 29, 2011 … It was the worst of times. That’s […]

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