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3 Easy, Affordable and Smart Tips on How to Prepare for Extreme Weather

June is National Hurricane Preparedness Month and the start of the summer storm season. Severe summer weather can strike anytime, anywhere, so homeowners are urged to be prepared. Being proactive is key when faced with an emergency situation and having a plan can reduce the effects of the disaster. Having access to things like clean […]

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Commercial Generators 101 for Small Business

What is a commercial generator? A standby commercial generator keeps your power on and your business open during an outage. It's installed outside your business (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically – whether you're open or closed. All within seconds of a power outage. Plus, commercial generators run on propane or natural gas, so […]

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Creating a Culture of Preparedness

"On any given day, Mother Nature can break. You have to be prepared to be your own first responder when a natural disaster strikes." ‐Lt. General Honoré Lt. General Russel Honoré (retired) served in the U.S. Army for more than 37 years. During his distinguished service to our country, the media dubbed him the […]

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HGTV Host Experiences Benefits of Backup Power Firsthand

John Colaneri, co-host of HGTV’s Cousins Undercover recently moved into a new home with his wife outside of Jersey City, N.J. With his vast experience in construction and home improvement, Colaneri knew he needed certain resources at his home. One of those resources was a KOHLER standby generator. "Growing up in this area, we lost power constantly […]

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When the Chief of Police calls for help!

"When you're in the generator business and the town's power goes out in the middle of a blizzard, you know the phone is going to ring," says Scott Matthews, general manager of NE Generator in Pembroke, MA, a town of 19,000 about an hour south of Boston. "But it isn't normally the Chief of Police […]

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Emergency Preparedness Tip: The best $25 you can spend

Almost every person we talk to about enduring an extended power outage says it: "The first thing we ran out of was water." As I reported in previous blog postings about living "48 Hours Without Power," my wife and I ran out of drinking water in just 36 hours. A lack of water can quickly […]

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Generator installation costs - Aren't they all the same?

The simple answer to that question is no. Since standby generators are custom fit and permanently installed into your home, no two installations are alike. A site visit must be made by an authorized Kohler Generators dealer to inspect your property and existing […]

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From Bathtubs to Generators

The name KOHLER is much more than six letters found on plumbing fixtures and power products. It’s an experience that you feel. Whether you’re relaxing at the spa, eating chocolates, riding your lawn mower, or watching TV while the rest of your block is without power, the feeling is the same. This feeling comes from […]

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What you Need to Know Before Buying a Standby Generator

Q&A with Chris Stiles, President of Total Energy Systems, LLC, An Authorized Kohler Distributor. Although he certainly looks the part, Chris is not your typical company president. He’s a laid back, family man with a laugh that’s larger than life. With Chris’ straight-to-the-point approach, he’s the perfect person to explain exactly what you need to […]

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