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Trusted Regina Electrician Shares a TIP on Why You Should Install a Generator

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Experiencing Power Outages?  Active Electric Shares A Tip on Why You Should Install a Generator

When most people think of generators, they tend to think about things such as construction sites and those who are turning to off-grid solutions for everyday living. The fact is, however, that more and more people are choosing to install generators in their homes and businesses.

A generator will power your home through power outages caused by storms, other weather, or man-made problems.  Generator installation is on the rise, be apart of the community and be prepared.  Below are a few reasons home generators can be a practical, cost effective solution at your home or business.



Emergency Preparedness

Storms not only have damaging wind and rain that can knock down power lines, in some cases, but they also spawn tornadoes that can do even more damage to the power grid.  Power generators ensure you have access to electricity in emergency situations. Storms, rolling blackouts, and damage to power lines are just a few of the things that can come about when you least expect them. Having a power generator in place before these problems occur means you never have to worry

Furthermore, if a disaster were ever to occur, scrambling to find a power generator may be the last thing you want to do.


Backup Power For Home Appliance & Medical Devices

When the power is out, appliances shut off. Usually worst case scenario is having to reset clocks and power devices back on when electricity becomes available. Some appliances however have consequences. Food storage for instance can constitute a problem if refrigerators and freezers become inoperable for any substantial amount of time, as many items can spoil in just a few hours at room temperature.  


A much more serious reason to have a power generator on standby is the need for home medical devices. Equipment such as a CPAP machine for those suffering from sleep apnea, electrical hospital beds and chairs for those with mobility issues, heart monitors, dialisis machines and more are all dependent on electricity without fail. When you depend on one of those, you cannot tolerate the risk of a power outage.


Using a generator in a storm can preserve food, it can keep damaging mold from growing in your house from a lack of air-conditioning. A generator can let you operate pumps to keep your home from succumbing to water damage from flooding. It can allow your business to keep running during a power outage and prevent profit losses.

In cases where these devices are present, it is a good idea to have a power generator on standby that is dependable and will not let you down. This is a situation where you will want a professionally installed system that you know you don’t have to worry about.

Safety and Security

As many security experts in Regina will tell you, one of the first things many home intruders often due with the increasing presence of home cameras and security is cut a homes power. In the absence of back-up power or batteries, this will not only turn off the lights, but shut down cameras and alarms preventing anyone home or away that there may be an intruder.

Permanent power generators that automatically turn on with power loss can mitigate these concerns, and ensure continued security and monitoring in the event of a blackout or loss of power.


What type of generator do you need?

If you are only interested in keeping a refrigerator going and perhaps a few small appliances, a portable generator is the best. If you have a home or business and want to keep the air condition and all the electric powered items going, then a stationary (standby) generator is best. This generator should be installed by a licensed electrician to ensure it works correctly when a power outage occurs.


Portable Generators

These types of generators are much less expensive than their permanent counterparts. However, they are completely dependent upon your presence.

You have to manually start the generator and, if you have to use it for any length of time, monitor the gas consumption. 

Furthermore, a portable generator must be no closer to your home than ten feet, because of the carbon monoxide emissions. At the same time, you will want to house it in an enclosure that keeps it safe from the elements but also allows for free movement of air.

If you are using a portable generator in an emergency situation, it’s likely that it will only be able to power the most important appliances in your home. They simply are not big enough to handle the brunt of everything from appliance, televisions, lighting and everything else. Plan to downplay your energy output if you will be depending on a portable.

Permanent Placement Generators

You can find these in many different sizes, but all in all the expense will be more. The main reason for this is that you are paying for more peace of mind. Should you need to leave your home for vacation or business for a few days, you can rest assured your generator will take care of any random power outages. 

They are very quiet, much safer than a portable generator and, should you decide to sell your home, they can bring about 50% of their original cost in the sale.

The downside to permanently placed power generators is that they need maintenance every two years. However, with that maintenance, the reliability can be determined, and if there are needs such as medical equipment involved, the peace of mind is absolutely priceless.

If you are considering a home generator, and need assistance with electrical or infrastructure to ensure the safety and reliability of your investment, feel free to contact us for cost estimates and recommendations. 

If you are ever uncertain about a potential electrical issue in you home please contact Active Electric and one of their qualified professionals would be happy to help.  They Also provide Free quotes! 


ACTIVE ELECTRIC are TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICIANS -  Check out his listing here in REGINA ELECTRICIANS on the Regina Directory of excellence!


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Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath showroom will help you understand why Wheatland has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Regina.

This really is where your REGINA Outdoor living and Fireplace dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland Fireplace REGINA is a TRUSTED Saskatchewan company that sells products that make your life better. Wheatland Fireplace services and installs their high-quality fireplaces, barbecues (bbq), grills and smokers from industry leading manufacturers. They love their customers and as a result,their customers love and TRUST them. Wheatland Fireplace are your Exclusive Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE store and they are Trusted REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION Experts. 

Have you considered a wood burning stove?  Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath has a solution for those chilly evenings and cool rainy days.  Jotul Stoves.

A wood stove has been the traditional way to heat a home over the years and it often is the centerpiece of turning a house into a home. Even though we’re nestled deeply into the 21st century, this type of home heating still makes a lot of sense. Using wood to heat a home has many benefits, from an added beauty and ambiance in the home to independence from fluctuating utility bills. 

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen, & Bath is proud to carry Jotul products. Jotul is one of the world’s oldest producer of stoves, inserts, and fireplaces. Building on a proud Norwegian heritage, they have combined fine craftsmanship with the art of coping with the cold for 160 years.

As a Jotul dealer they carry the following products:

Jotul GF 305

Worldwide, the Jotul Group has earned a reputation for designing and producing award-winning, fine quality, cast iron stoves. 

Based on the award-winning Jotul F 305 woodstove, the Jotul GF 305 DV IPI offers the same modern, cast iron styling in a freestanding direct vent gas stove. Smooth cast iron lines and sleek curves frame an extra-large fire view that only Jotul can produce.  Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner III, the Jotul GF 305 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and modern cast iron design.
 

Jotul GF 160      


Inspired by the immensely popular Jotul GF 370, the compact Jotul GF 160 DV IPI offers the same spectacular three-sided fire view, but with a truly unique tripod base. A modern design marvel, the Jotul GF 160 DV IPI strikes the perfect balance between form and functionality.
 

Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland       


A descendant of our signature best-selling Jotul F 500 Oslo wood stove, the Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland offers the same whole house heating capabilities at the push of a button.  Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner™ III  the Jotul GF 500 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and timeless cast iron design.


Jotul F 602     

Over 1,000,000 of these fine stoves have been produced and sold throughout the world – making the Jotul F 602 CB the best-selling woodstove ever produced. From the beautiful glass door to the sculpted charging lion on the side plates, this stove is truly a timeless work of art. In fact, you can own the best for the lowest price of any EPA approved cast iron woodstove!


Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley   

Leading the way in clean combustion technology, Jotul now offers the convenience of top-loading in a non-catalytic wood stove.  Utilizing Jotul’s patent-pending rotating baffle, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley, can be easily loaded from the top with the turn of a handle.  For those looking for long overnight burn times, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley also has a convenient front-load option that allows for our legendary front-to-back “cigar burn”.
 
 
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Our Trusted Regina partners at Regina Plumbing and Heating tell us why financing a new air conditioner makes sense

Regina Plumbing & Heating provides professional plumbing and heating services that you can count on.. They believe that in order to deliver true customer service, they needed to add something that can not be bought or imitated...Sincerity, integrity, and value. Here they share some great information.

Why Financing a New Air Conditioner Makes Sense



When deciding to make a huge purchase like a car, house, or even AC units it is always best to pay for them outright saving you the most money possible on your purchase. Unfortunately, for most people this is not always possible, and financing with Regina Plumbing and Heating is the next best thing. 

When your air conditioning unit fails it can feel like it has come at the worst possible time. And really, is there ever a good time for your central air to malfunction? Once you have had your system diagnosed, and it has been confirmed that you do in fact need a completely new unit, it’s good to know that you have options.
Replacing Older Air Conditioning Units Can Save You Money

The first major benefit of purchasing brand new equipment is that you will no longer have to worry about breakdowns. If your current cooling system is fifteen or twenty years old, this may very well be a constant worry. Additionally older systems are usually highly inefficient, which will inevitably cost you more money on your utility bills. By taking the time to look into financing options for new central air conditioning systems, you can eliminate these worries. With financing you can start saving money on your utility bills immediately, which can even help to offset the cost of your new unit. Another monetary benefit to installing a brand new AC unit is the value it adds to your home. For obvious reasons, an aging HVAC unit is not as appealing as a new one would be. Potential homeowners and their real estate agents look for potential issues that could arise after they make a purchase, and an older heating or air conditioning unit is a big expense that new homeowners will not want to deal with. Affordable Financing Options 

With flexible and affordable furnace and air conditioner financing, you can upgrade or replace your heating and cooling system now, and pay for it later. Financing allows you to take as little as 12 months or as many as 15 years to pay it off with dozens of options in between and no penalty if you decide to pay it off early. Air Conditioner financing is also great for business owners and landlords who can build the predictable cost into their tenants’ lease or monthly business expenses. Contact Regina Plumbing and Heating today, and we will help you keep your cool without breaking the bank.