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By Miriam Raftery

December 15, 2017 (Alpine)—With SDG&E turning off power repeatedly during high winds, having an automatic standby generator can keep your lights on and keep critical systems such as well pumps, refrigerators, and computers operating during outages.  On Wednesday, December 20 at 5 p.m. , a presentation on generators will be held at the Alpine Library, 1752 Alpine Blvd. in Alpine.

Learn about the different types of generators such as propane vs. gas operated and features to consider such as a commercial-grade engine, non-corrosive enclosure and extended warranty. 

Always consult with a professional before purchasing or installing a generator to assure that permits are obtained and that you are advised how to safely operate and maintain your generator. 

“A standby generator is like having your own personal power plant in your backyard,” says Ed Del Grande, a nationally syndicated home improvement expert. “When the power shuts off from the utility, a standby generator automatically turns on – generally within 10 seconds – and can power all the maor systems and appliances in your home.”

Kamps Propane, a local business, will be on hand at the event. Kamps offers fully automatic standby generators that can be permanently installed outside your home with a direct connection to the home’s electrical system, similar to a central air conditioning unit.  It runs on propane or natural gas and connects to the home’s fuel lines, so you don’t have to be home to start up the generator or fuel it.  A transfer switch automatically monitors power and transfers the electrical load to the generator if power is lost, protecting your home even when you are away.

For information, call Kamps Propane at 619-390-6304. 


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