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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!


Wheatland Fireplace your Trusted Regina BBQ Store share 5 Tips For Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

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

This really is where your REGINA Outdoor living and appliance 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 and Appliance store and they are Trusted REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION Experts. 

Here they share 5 Tips For Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen:

Designing the perfect outdoor kitchen is a lot like designing the perfect indoor kitchen. There are, however, a few additional thoughts that need to be considered before the putting your design into construction.

 

Where is the smoke going to go?

Saber Grills, as with most grills today, vent out the back of the grill when the lid is closed. Not all grilling is done with the lid closed, but enough is done that it is important to consider the placement of the grill. In what direction does the wind blow? This just might be one of the most overlooked variables in outdoor kitchen designs by both professional and DIYers. Try to figure out which direction the wind blows, most often, to avoid having your guests move because they are being smoked out. Or, will the smoke from the grill blow towards open windows in your house? You cannot always avoid the smoke, but with a little careful consideration you can limit the discomfort the smoke can cause. Also, if your outdoor kitchen is under a patio roof or other solid cover do your best to push the back of the grill as close as possible to the edge of the roof line to allow the smoke to escape.

One alternative is an outdoor kitchen venting or hood system. If your design just will not allow for the best case grill placement, there are great outdoor venting systems, just as there are in your house, to help make the smoke go away.

Side Burners

The side burner just might be one of the most under-utilized appliances in your outdoor kitchen. Choosing the right side burner for your outdoor kitchen will make your outdoor cooking experience even more enjoyable than it already is. When deciding if a side burner is a necessary addition to your outdoor kitchen, don’t just think about what you’ve cooked on the side burner in the past, instead think about what you can cook on it that you don’t. A good side burner will allow you stir-fry your veggies in a wok, or how about some fajitas on a cast iron griddle?

The side burner isn’t just for warming up the beans or cooking ears of corn. How about breakfast outdoors? The side burner is perfect for cooking bacon, eggs and pancakes outside. During the summer months, why not take more meal preparation outside? The side-burner will allow you to do that. Or the next time you’re planning fried chicken or catfish, do the smelly frying outside in your outdoor kitchen and save everyone from knowing what your cooked two days earlier.

 

Stay Out Of My Space

Bigger isn’t always better. But when designing your outdoor kitchen, the amount of space needed to keep the guests, host/hostess and most importantly, the grill master, comfortable and happy is critical. Where you place the outdoor cooking appliances will make all the difference in the world.

For example, as discussed above, why you included an outdoor refrigerator to your kitchen is an important consideration. If the main purpose is to hold drinks for your guests, then make sure the refrigerator is placed towards the ends of the island and not directly next to the grill. Not having the refrigerator near the grill will help keep the active hands of children away from the hot grill. Proper placement of the appliances will also help to keep the grill master in control of his/her space.

Refrigerators

When deciding if a built-in refrigerator is necessary in your outdoor kitchen think about what, exactly, you are planning to use it for. If you are planning on keeping a few drinks for both kids and adults as its main use, maybe using a decorative patio ice cooler makes more sense. A slide out insulated drawer is an option, as is a counter top ice cooler. If the plan is to use the refrigerator to store perishable foods or side dishes before serving, then the refrigerator makes sense.

Outdoor kitchen refrigerators can vary in price from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. The purpose of having an outdoor kitchen refrigerator needs to be one of the major considerations when thinking about outdoor kitchen design. Pay close attention to whether your refrigerator is outdoor rated.

 

Trash and Recycling 

Consider a slide out for both trash and recyclables. Having built-in containers makes for a cleaner look and keeps stand-alone trash cans from cluttering up walk ways and the space inside the kitchen. 

 

Visit the Wheatland Fireplace' showroom at or see their listing in the REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION and in the REGINA Home appliance & fireplace category. They are your Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE Experts! 

 

 

Wheatland Fireplace your Trusted Regina Appliance expert share a tip on Heartland Appliances

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

This really is where your REGINA Outdoor living and appliance 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 and Appliance store and they are Trusted REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION Experts. 

Here they share a tip on Heartland Appliances:

Heartland's History

Heartland Appliances is part of AGA Marvel's family of premium brands that includes Marvel undercounter refrigeration products, iconic AGA ranges and cookers, Northland full size built-in refrigeration, and La Cornue, the ultimate aspirational kitchen brand.

The Heartland legacy dates back to the early 1900's, when the Findlay Bros. Co. Limited first produced the "Findlay Oval" in Carlton Place, Ontario. Heartland's classic styling is still based on this original, timeless design. Elmira Stove Works produced the Oval for a number of years until Heartland acquired the company in 1990. Aga Rangemaster purchased Heartland in 2005, and today the Heartland brand is manufactured in AGA Marvel's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greenville, Michigan.

About AGA Marvel

AGA Marvel is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster. We are a pioneer in undercounter refrigeration products, and also manufacture and market a variety of premium cooking and full-size refrigeration products.

As part of AGA Rangemaster, our history of creating premium cookware and appliances dates back to 1709 and the start of the Industrial Revolution in our Coalbrookdale UK foundry. Refrigeration brands date back to 1892, making us the oldest refrigeration company in North America.

Today, AGA Marvel continues at the forefront of refrigeration technology, providing products for the home as well as for life sciences, the military, and sports arenas. AGA Marvel products are built in the USA in facilities that have earned ISO Quality Management, Environmental Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Management certifications.


Visit the Wheatland Fireplace' showroom at or see their listing in the REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION and in the REGINA Home appliance & fireplace category. They are your Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE Experts!

 

 

 

Wheatland Fireplace a Trusted Regina Outdoor Living & Recreation expert share a tip on the Big Green Egg

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

This really is where your REGINA Outdoor livingWheatland Fireplace are your Exclusive Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE store and they are Trusted REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION Experts. 

Here they share a tip on the Big Green Egg:

 

The Egg In Canada

Canadians from coast to coast have been enjoying the Ultimate Cooking Experience for over ten years.

Regardless of the weather conditions the Big Green Egg is guaranteed to meet your expectations and provide meals for a lifetime. All Big Green Eggs and accessories are stocked in Canada and carry a Canadian service warranty. The Big Green Egg can be found at specialty shops in every province. Big Green Egg dealers love to demonstrate the benefits and features of the BGE. If you are concerned with environmental issues, efficiency and reliability the Big Green Egg is a “must have”.

 

Benefits of the Egg

  • The Big Green Egg offers unmatched cooking flexibility – the EGG® is a grill, a smoker and an oven.
  • Space-age ceramics and double-wall construction make the Big Green Egg durable and fuel efficient.
  • BGE Organic Natural lump charcoal gives your food amazing flavor.
  • Choice of six sizes to accommodate everyone’s needs.
  • Over 35 year history of dependable customer service makes it easy to get answers to your questions.
  • Our helpful website provides recipes, cooking tips and an active user’s forum.
  • With a lifetime warranty on ceramic parts, the EGG won’t clog the waste stream like metal grills that are discarded after a few years. Ceramics won’t rust like metal grills.
  • With the use of the Plate Setter, you can cook “indirect” without sacrificing cooking space.
  • You can cook in the EGG year around, even in rain or freezing temperatures.
  • Low, even temperature ensures moist, “Pit BBQ-tender” smoked foods.
  • The Big Green Egg cooks hotter and produces steakhouse searing temperature with ease. Meat, fish, poultry, veggies & fruit – the EGG does them all effortlessly.
  • Bakes better than a brick oven – pizza, bread and even desserts.
  • The ceramic surface stays cooler than other grills, so it is safer around children and pets.
  • The EGG is ready for you to start cooking in minutes with no lighter fluid used.
  • The EGG maintains precise temperature to within a few degrees simply by adjusting the top and bottom vents.
  • The radiant heat from all surfaces guarantees exceptional results.
  • The baked on exterior glaze maintains its good looks and readily wipes clean with a damp cloth. Cleanup is effortless; the EGG cleans itself like a self-cleaning oven.
  • Lump charcoal produces little ash, eliminating the need to empty out ash after each barbecue.
  • You can cook for hours without adding more charcoal. Unburned charcoal can be saved for the next cookout simply by closing the vents to snuff out the fire, saving you money!
  • Dozens of EGGcessories designed especially for the Big Green Egg make your cooking even more foolproof. Specialty grids and extended racks offer great versatility. Double or triple the capacity with a grill extender. To view the online "Eggcessories" catalogue click HERE!

Eggs & More:

Complete Outdoor Cooker

With its unparalleled flexibility of use, you can use your Big Green Egg for everything from grilling a steak to slow cooking a tender brisket to baking a loaf of bread. Vegetables – corn, potatoes, mushrooms, onions – and even desserts are superb. You can cook everything that you need for an entire meal at once!

 

Moisture Retention

The Big Green Egg is made using spaceage ceramics that were developed specifically for our product. The EGG retains heat and moisture so well that foods do not dry out! Meats and other foods undergo little or no shrinkage and are tastier because the natural juices and flavors stay locked inside.

Easy to Start

The Big Green Egg reaches cooking temperature and is ready to use in approximately 10 minutes. Lighting the natural lump charcoal is quick using a natural fire starter or an electric lighter; no lighter fluid should be used. The inventive design of the EGG draws air into the lower draft door, through the charcoal, and out of the damper top.

Easy Temperature Control

You can grill, smoke and bake at exact temperatures by adjusting the dampers. You have total control over the temperature, maintaining accuracy within a few degrees! The temperature North American made gauge in the lid gives precise temperature readings from 0ºF to 750ºF +.

Easy Clean Up

The Big Green Egg® exterior has a lifetime baked-on glaze that maintains its good looks and easily wipes clean. Inside, the heat burns off any grease build-up – like a self-cleaning oven.

Year–Round Use

The Big Green Egg is easy to use in all climates, even in freezing temperatures, snow or rain.

5 EGG options to choose from:

  • - XXL Coming Soon
  • - XLarge 205 lbs – 24” grid
  • - Large 140 lbs – 18.25” grid
  • - Medium 95 lbs – 15” grid
  • - Small 65 lbs – 13” grid
  • - Mini 30 lbs – 9.5” grid

 

To read more about the Big Green Egg such as "Eggceptional Qualites, "Eggvantages" and "Eggcessories" click HERE!

 

Visit the Wheatland Fireplace' showroom at or see their listing in the REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION and in the REGINA Home appliance & fireplace  category. They are your Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE Experts  

Trusted Regina What Women Want Show 2014

The What Women Want Show is Saskatchewan's Premier Women's Event is the discussion of this months show as Trusted Regina is yet again a Gold Sponsor. This is show featuring Sponsors Trusted Regina founder Sara, Wheatland Fireplace (Title Sponsors), Fotobella Trusted Regina Photographers and Mercedes Benz of Regina the official car sponsors..and they are joined by Michelle Strawford the owner / founder of What Women Want.

They invite you to reconnect with friends, shop the latest in fashion, plan your next trip to the spa, plan your next photography shoot, all the things a women needs while sampling the best in local cuisine and spirits! It just doesn't get any better than this!

Go for the fun, shopping and education and stay for the experience.

Tickets are $10 available and Trusted will be giving lots away on the Trustedregina.com Facebook Page.

Stage shows including fashion shows, home decor makeovers, musicians, dancing... Celebrating it's 6th Anniversary What Women Want brings to Regina the best in shopping, education and entertainment!

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