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Power Your Winter Travel With Safety!

Power Your Winter Travel With Safety! Off to Grandma's House we go! Winter trips can be fun and a great getaway for your family. With careful planning they can be safe no matter the weather. Pop up winter storms are just a normal part of winter. Expected or not, your safety depends on how prepared you are for what lies ahead on a winter car trip. The bags are packed, the books to read are tucked away and our cell phones are fully charged - the trip is about to begin! Have you

Should you Purchase a Standby Generator from an Online Retailer, Big Box Store, or a Generator Dealer

Should you purchase a Standby Generator from an Online Retailer, Big Box Store, or a Generator Dealer Black Friday and Cyber Monday have many consumers running to big box stores and online for great deals. While you may get good deals on some items there are some larger items you shouldn’t purchase from these large retailers, such as a Home Standby Generator. These larger items require additional setup that should be performed by a trained professional. Here are some things to consider before deciding where to purchase your standby generator:

Preparing for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Preparing for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season The Holidays are quickly approaching, and many people are beginning to decorate their homes for the occasion. While decorations make our home festive and make the holidays special, these decorations can add new potential hazards to you and your family. Here are some tips to make your home festive while staying safe. Candles are a perfect way to make your home smell festive but can create a fire risk. When burning a candle, make sure the candle is in a place

Generac Automatic Standby Generators Now Equipped with Mobile Link WiFi!

Generac Automatic Standby Generators Now Equipped with Mobile Link WiFi! For years Mobile Link has been the cellular remote monitoring system that lets customers check on their standby Generac brand (2008 or newer Generac, Honeywell, Eaton, and Siemens) Generator’s status. Generac has now equipped their Guardian Series of home standby generators with Mobile Link Wi-Fi! Customers with a Wi-Fi network can choose to connect their Generac Generator to their home’s Wi-Fi network to receive timely notifications. Notifications can be received on a computer, tablet or smartphone to message customers based on their individual

Fire Safety for Young Adults

Fire Safety for Young Adults Hale's Electrical Service Team traditionally thinks about safety, not just backup power safety, but safety in general. As winter is on the horizon and students have gone off to college, boarding school and attend tech schools, we have decided to shift our focus to your children. You are protected with your Generac Home Standby Generator and most likely your children and their education center have some kind of backup power to provide for their needs during an outage. Fire Safety and Prevention are taught in schools in the

Emergency Preparedness: Power in Community

Emergency Preparedness: Power in Community When disaster and major weather events occur you may be the main source of assistance for your neighbors and community. Many communities offer Emergency Preparedness Courses and Training for their citizens. In Dinwiddie County our Public Safety Department offers C.E.R.T. Training and those who successfully complete training are volunteers for a wide variety of events where there is a potential for need of their services. These volunteers aid with community events monitoring with police and fire, assist with parking and during weather related events they go out into

Emergency Preparedness: Weather Alerts and Family Safety

Emergency Preparedness: Weather Alerts and Family Safety Whether you are young or old, you should discuss weather alerts with your family. How will you get notifications that severe weather events are in your area? Are your young children old enough to understand what these notifications mean and how to protect themselves? What if your children aren't with you? Maybe they are at school, with a friend or at an activity. Will they know what to do? Will the people they are with know the plan your family has in place? Talk about and

Emergency Preparedness: Saving you Food

Emergency Preparedness: Saving you Food National Emergency Preparedness Month is here and that means it's time to rethink our emergency preparedness plans. In all the concern about losing power and buying a Generac Generator, whether whole house or portable, have you given thought to the food aspect of an emergency? You may have power, but the stores may not! You also may not be able to get to a store to get food or milk or medicines. As you prepare for storms in any season, we recommend a few "staples" be in the

Caring for your Automatic Standby Generator

Caring for your Automatic Standby Generator Each type of generator is quite different, but the responsibilities remain similar. Here we will discuss caring for home standby generators so that you may consider the responsibilities as you seek a contractor and a generator to suit your power needs.Liquid Propane and Natural GasPropane-fueled generator owners should regularly check the LP tank gauge to ensure sufficient fuel for the home and generator’s needs. When fuel levels reach 20-25%, this level is too low to operate a home standby generator for any length of time. Optimal fuel level for

What is the Difference Between Maintenance & Warranty?

What is the Difference Between Maintenance & Warranty? Maintenance. Warranty. What is the difference between the two? Generator owners often confuse the two terms and do not understand what separates warranty from maintenance. By definition, maintenance is the service performed to maintain your generator and keep it ready for your next power outage. Maintenance includes not only changing the oil, oil filter and spark plugs on a set schedule, but also making necessary adjustments and more. Hale's technicians adjust hertz, volts and gas pressure as needed. Depending on your maintenance intervals and age