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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!


Trusted Regina Landscaper Has Some Unique Ideas On How To Transform Your Balcony, Roof or Patio!

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Considered artificial turf on your balcony, roof or patio?

Artificial turf/ synthetic grass is a beautiful addition to any home or business and we have are many durable style options and lengths that look and feel just like healthy grass. But did you know that artificial turf is ideal for surfaces above ground level too? The convenience and versatility of artificial turf makes it an excellent choice for almost any area, including roofs, patios, and balconies. The last place anyone would think to put grass would be the roof, right? What about grass on your deck or patio or even around your pool? Perfect Turf from Rapid Lawn can transform these areas into beautiful outdoor living areas to enhance your quality of life by creating more usable and functional spaces.

The benefits of Synthetic Turf are many.

  • There is no need to trim or water artificial grass so it can be placed virtually anywhere with very little maintenance.
  • It can also be cut to size and formed to fit around obstacles.
  • The unique construction of artificial lawn materials allows for adequate water drainage and heat distribution, so wherever it is placed, it remains comfortable and dry throughout the year.

Because it is inorganic, there’s no need to worry about pests or keeping it trimmed.

Let your imagination be your guide. You can create almost any type of area you want and decorate it in a variety of ways. You can turn a cement patio or balcony into a small garden getaway, just by using artificial turf and a few hanging plants. The opportunities are only limited by the boundaries of your imagination.

On the Balcony

If you live in an apartment or condominium you may not have much of a yard to speak of. Yet, you want to enjoy the outdoors in the Saskatchewan summers and expand your already tiny space for entertaining guests. Installing artificial turf on your balcony gives you the look and feel of having a yard without the muss and fuss of mowing, trimming, raking and weeding. Depending on the size of the balcony, you can put turf on a portion of it and leave the other portion cement, providing you with the best of both worlds.

The nice thing about using artificial turf on a balcony is that:

  • It can be cut to fit almost any area.
  • There are many designs to choose from, including the type of artificial turf colors and textures.
  • Have an existing garden and want the artificial turf to blend in? The materials that artificial turf is made from are so natural looking, even your neighbours won’t know it’s not real.

Add a fountain, a pergola, and patio furnishings to create a fully functional outdoor living space that will bring you peace for years to come.

 

Or if you live in a condo and have pet – artificial grass offers an awesome option for a space that is all theirs!

 

 

 

 

On the Roof

 

If you live on the top floor of an urban oasis or have a home with a flat roof that you use ( or are considering to use as an outside space) you can install artificial turf over regular roofing materials. This approach gives you an even more special area for recreation that

The benefits of installing artificial turf on your roof include:

  • Does not raise the temperature of the building
  • Manufactured grass is not damaged by hail, rain, snow or ice
  • Allows you to create a small oasis where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine
  • Enables you to use the extra space in a constructive fashion
  • Improves the street appeal and value of your property
  • Helps to insulate the building for a more energy friendly space

patio scene fake grassOn the Patio/Porch

Artificial turf can be used on patios and porches as either a solid cover, or formed into a design that can be used in conjunction with pavers, marble tile or other landscaping materials. Your porch or patio is often set aside as a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors without actually venturing too far away from the house.
Artificial grass on your patio can:

  • Give you the feeling of having the grass under your feet without the work of maintaining a large yard.
  • If the area gets dirty, it can easily be hosed off.
  • No need to worry about pests as the artificial turf is virtually indestructible and repels unwanted creatures.

Consider how artificial turf can enhance the look of your home or business.

After careful months of researching the best synthetic grass and putting green materials available. The Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd. team were pleased to develop a working relationship with the #1 Canadian supplier of synthetic grass – PERFECT TURF and provide it to you here in Regina and area. 

Our professional Trusted Regina hydroseeding and landscaping team offers innovative re-vegetation, grass seeding, dust control, reclamation, landscaping and erosion control solutions and hydroseeding for all types of residential, commercial, government, industrial and oilfield projects.

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

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Trusted Regina Welcomes Jason Kostiuk as a Trusted Regina Realtor

The Trusted Regina directory community welcomes Jason Kostiuk, yet another amazing new partner to the Regina Directory of excellence in the Regina Real Estate CategoryOur Regina team works for YOU, the public and we work extremely hard to find the Trusted local businesses we feature on the Regina Directory.  We do all the running around and checking on those businesses so YOU don't have to,  the Trusted verification process is intense and we take our job very seriously.  Let us tell you why Jason Kostiuk is a Trusted Regina Realtor!

Jason Kostiuk with Re/MAX Crown Real Estate is a Trusted Regina Realty Professional.


Jason understands the needs of people in our community because he is very much a part of it.  He is a father to two sons and an active member of the Regina community often acting as a coach in many different sports. If time permits, trying to catch a Walleye at one of Regina's surrounding lakes is a favorite hobby.