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  • Do You Have A Working Generator In Your Home?

    You might not consider it, but having a generator in your home is always a safe bet. If the power goes out for awhile...and Cleveland has had that happen more than once, relying on a working generator will help get you through those times. Here is an article on how to buy the right generator. Have your Cleveland Contractors Reilly Painting help set it up for you!

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    Powered by a small gasoline engine, portable generators offer an inexpensive way to power essential home appliances for short periods of time.

    Wheeled out of storage, portables are set up outside where exhaust fumes will harmlessly dissipate.  Extension cables run into the home to power appliances, sump pumps, etc.  Obviously, someone needs to be home to set up, run and refuel portable generators.  Smaller models have manual start recoil pull cords like most lawnmowers.  Larger models will offer electric starting, using a battery much like a lawn tractor.

    Will you be powering computers, home electronics or other sensitive equipment?  All automatic standby generators and a few specially built portables provide filtered sine-wave power at low harmonic distortion levels.  The portables with low distortion or “clean power” will definitely mention this in their list of features, as it adds to the cost.

    Hardwired loads are not powered by these units, so things like lights, outlets and furnace motors don’t work when the grid is down.  One increasingly popular portable generator option is a combination transfer switch and exterior outlet box.

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