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The Evolution of Power Generation

The Evolution of Power Generation

Electricity is a familiar comfort to us today, allowing us faster communication and increased productivity. Reliable electricity is so fundamental to modern life, we even have backup generators for when our main source of energy fails.

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How do Portable Generators Work?

How do Portable Generators Work?

A portable generator can be used for multiple purposes, whether you are preparing for a loss of power or powering up a booth at a trade mart or a food truck, or keeping the lights on during a tailgate. It’s no secret that Arkansas experiences its fair share of power outages, and we want to be sure you are prepared for any emergency. 

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How to run a generator in the rain

How to run a generator in the rain

A portable generator can be used for multiple purposes, whether you are preparing for a loss of power or powering up a booth at a trade mart or a food truck, or keeping the lights on during a tailgate. It’s no secret that Arkansas experiences its fair share of power outages, and we want to be sure you are prepared for any emergency. 

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Should You Rent a Generator for Your Next Event?

Should You Rent a Generator for Your Next Event?

From weddings and concerts to anniversary and birthday celebrations, sometimes special occasions call for a bit more preparation. If you’re planning an event that requires reliable power for lighting, sound systems, food vendors, etc., renting a generator is a great option.

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How long can  I leave a generator on for?

How long can I leave a generator on for?

A portable generator can be used for multiple purposes, whether you are preparing for a loss of power or powering up a booth at a trade mart or a food truck, or keeping the lights on during a tailgate. It’s no secret that Arkansas experiences its fair share of power outages, and we want to be sure you are prepared for any emergency. 

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SINGLE-PHASE VERSUS THREE-PHASE GENERATORS

SINGLE-PHASE VERSUS THREE-PHASE GENERATORS

2021 has been an eventful and record-breaking year for many different reasons. A major reason being the unprecedented weather we’ve experienced in the south and the power grid’s failure to keep up.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Using Portable Backup Generators

Mistakes to Avoid When Using Portable Backup Generators

Portable generators are a more affordable alternative to home standby generators, and they’re perfect for avid campers who love to spend time outdoors while still maintaining some comforts from home.   But while portable generators are a great option for some,...

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Guide to Purchasing a  Commercial Generator

Guide to Purchasing a Commercial Generator

A storm has rolled in while you’re working from the office. You have a deadline to meet and then you see it - the lights begin to flicker and you hear the beeping of machines turning off and then resetting. Your phone line goes down and you hear everything outside of...

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Whole Home Generator

Whole Home Generator

Living right on the edge of Tornado Valley, in your Little Rock Arkansas home is one of the many reasons that we often have power outages. There is also the occasional transformer that may blow and cause a short-lived outage throughout your whole home. Whether the...

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Preparing Your Generator for Warmer Weather

Preparing Your Generator for Warmer Weather

Warmer weather is upon us, and with the change in temperatures comes the dreaded storm season. Tornadoes are going to start rolling through town soon and you want to make sure that your generator is prepared. You’ll need it to be ready to cool your home and keep the...

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Does a Standby Generator Increase Home Value?

Does a Standby Generator Increase Home Value?

2021 has been a wild year for real estate. It has been a total seller’s market, allowing sellers to put their house on the market for far more than what they bought it for. With that being said, you want to do whatever you can to get the most value for your property....

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Standby Generator Buying Guide

Standby Generator Buying Guide

Every year, a tornado rolls through Arkansas and knocks the power out of your home. You gather up candles and fall over your furniture for days, asking yourself why you haven’t bought a standby generator yet. We know that buying a standby generator is no small...

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Basics of Home Generators For Emergency Backup Power

Basics of Home Generators For Emergency Backup Power

We are coming out of a record-breaking month for snowfall in Arkansas. While many people enjoyed the snow days, more than 14,000 Arkansas residents were without power. Temperatures dropped down below zero and families were left without heat and nowhere to turn....

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How Often Should You Service a Home Generator?

How Often Should You Service a Home Generator?

Like all machines and tools, regular maintenance has to be done to be sure that your home generator is working correctly. So just how often should you have your home generator serviced? At Northside Power we recommend that you have it serviced once a year. Your...

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Prepping Your Home Generator for Cooler Weather

Prepping Your Home Generator for Cooler Weather

Even if you are a big fan of the cold winter months, it is no secret that nobody wants to get out in the wet and cold to work on equipment. It is also known that the majority of the population does not want to be without heat during those cold and wet days either....

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Should First-time Homebuyers Shop for Generators too?

Should First-time Homebuyers Shop for Generators too?

First-time homebuyers have a lot on their plate as it is. Searching for the perfect home to fit their family’s needs is already a pretty daunting task. Should they really add more to their to-do list?   Having constant, steady power is an extremely important...

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Air Cooled Vs Liquid Cooled Generators

Air Cooled Vs Liquid Cooled Generators

When deciding what kind of generator you need for your Arkansas home and business, there are multiple factors to consider. Many people don’t even realize that generators have different cooling systems, but they do. Your options are air cooled and liquid cooled...

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How Do Portable Generators Work?

How Do Portable Generators Work?

How Do Portable Generators Work ? Here in the South, it’s important to be prepared no matter where you are. Whether it’s deer camp, a family lake weekend, tailgating or just at home during tornado season, a portable generator will set you up to power through the...

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Spring Showers and the Importance of Backup Power

Spring Showers and the Importance of Backup Power

We’ve all heard the catchy saying April showers bring May flowers, but with the Spring season also comes unpredictable weather and severe storms.While the weather in Arkansas is almost always unpredictable, the transition between seasons is often extremely uncertain....

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Don’t let Phantom Load Haunt Your House

Don’t let Phantom Load Haunt Your House

It’s almost Halloween, so we thought now would be a good time to warn you about the thing that’s most likely haunting your home. Phantom loading is lurking around your home, draining energy out of your appliances and electronics, and most people never even realize it....

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Winter Maintenance Tips for Standby Generators

Winter Maintenance Tips for Standby Generators

Worried about winterizing your home generator? As the weather turns colder, ensuring you’ve properly maintained your generator provides the peace of mind you need in the face of snow and ice storms this winter. Here are a few tips to help keep your generator working...

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Why You Should Buy a Home Generators

Why You Should Buy a Home Generators

Believe it or not, home generators in Little Rock are a necessity. You may be thinking twice about getting one for your home due to its cost. Experts have found installing a generator costs a national average of $4,026.This cost varies depending on your location and...

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Top Reasons Home Generators Are a Good Idea

Top Reasons Home Generators Are a Good Idea

You may think buying a home generator is too expensive. Like it or not, owning home generators in Arkansas is a must to be ready for any weather emergency. Besides the value a generator adds to your property, you should consider how it can protect your family. It...

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Standby and Portable Generators: How Loud are They?

Standby and Portable Generators: How Loud are They?

Although standby generators often save the day by automatically kicking on and providing power when the electric utility supply is interrupted, the noise associated with an internal combustion engine is often unfavorable.  Many communities within the city limits have...

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Is your AC Unit Overloading Your Generator?

Is your AC Unit Overloading Your Generator?

Did you know that your AC unit can have a very negative effect on your generator? On multiple occasions when we get a call for a generator overloading during a summer outage, the problem is related back to the homeowner’s AC unit.  The AC unit on your home is the...

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How Long Will My Residential Generator Supply Power?

How Long Will My Residential Generator Supply Power?

Most of the time, when you have a power outage it lasts only a few hours. However, there are times when it goes on much longer – even for several days.  How will your generator stand up? The answer to this question can help you decide what kind of generator you want...

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Why Buy Briggs & Stratton Generators?

Why Buy Briggs & Stratton Generators?

If you’re interested in a high-quality standby generator, you might wonder what brand to consider. There are a lot of options on the market, but only a few brands really stand out. When you choose a generator, you want to make sure you choose a reliable brand that is...

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Staying Safe During a Power Outage at Home

Staying Safe During a Power Outage at Home

The lightning cracks, there’s a loud boom, and suddenly your home is dark. You look around, startled. Yep. The power is out. If you have a standby generator, you don’t have much to worry about. The systems the generator handles will be functional within a moment or two. If you don’t have one, you need to take additional actions to stay safe.

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Safety During a Power Outage at Your Business

Safety During a Power Outage at Your Business

Dealing with a power outage at home is bad enough, but when it’s your place of business there’s even more to think about. 70% of businesses will face a power outage in the next 12 months, and weather-related outages have doubled since 2003.

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Common Causes of Power Outages

Common Causes of Power Outages

We’ve talked a lot about how important it is to have standby generators in case of a power outage. It can keep you safe and comfortable at home, and it can help you maintain your business and avoid theft or other losses. But what, exactly, causes a power outage? How...

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Why Employees Who Work Remotely Need a Standby Generator

Why Employees Who Work Remotely Need a Standby Generator

The ability to work from home is one of the many opportunities technology has created. So many people, even if they’re not self-employed, work remotely nowadays. This begs the question, what will they do during a power outage? Standby generators are great for anyone...

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Why Pest Control for your Standby Generator is a Good Idea

Why Pest Control for your Standby Generator is a Good Idea

We all know the importance of routine pest control service for our homes, but what about pest control for your home standby generator? Ants are particularly pesky, and they can cause a lot of trouble if they get into the generator’s control board. Most of the time...

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4 Signs You Need Generator Repair

4 Signs You Need Generator Repair

Is your generator working well or is it likely to fail the next time you need it?  That can be an unnerving question, but it’s a very important one. You never know when you’ll need your generator to provide vital power during a serious storm or even tornado. It’s...

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What Size Home Generator is Right For You?

What Size Home Generator is Right For You?

Is bigger always better? Not when it comes to home generators. Having the right size for your space not only saves you money, it helps ensure your safety and comfort if the power goes out.Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people who will tell you that you should...

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