What Goes Wrong With an ATS?

What goes wrong with an ATS?   What goes wrong with an ATS? Continuing our series on the ATS let us help answer the question – What goes wrong with an ATS? On a transfer switch service almost anything can go wrong. Generally it’s wire connections or a coil relay (something that has malfunctioned). some micro switches that are involved in travel on the mechanism will […]

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator   Just starting the engine and running it at the rated RPM is better than nothing at all, but you’re not building any horsepower. What you have to do is actually put a load on the generator, that requires the transfer switch to shift from normal power to emergency power. That will interrupt all emergency […]

Generator Inspection Checklist

Generator Inspection Checklist   Generator Inspection Checklist On our semi annual service we basically run through a checklist (a criteria of minor maintenance). We look at your belts, hoses, battery – we look for cracking in the hoses and wear on the belts. We will run the unit, check the generator for proper output and check the engine for leaks. Anything that […]

How a Standby Generator Can Benefit A Business

How a Standby Generator Can Benefit A Business If this year’s hot, rainy weather has taught businesses anything, it’s to be prepared for a power outage. Businesses grind to a complete halt when they lose power. This coming year, be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at your business with a standby generator. Food Service Industries Need Backup Generators When the power […]

The General Life Span of a Generator

The General Life Span of a Generator   The General Life Span of a Generator If you would buy a generator today, it would generally last you 15 to 20 years depending on the availability of the repair components. The repair is an important part of the life of the generator. If you keep up on the repairs you will limit the […]

FAQ for Rental Generator Clients

FAQ’s are typically a part of the website where you can find answers to frequently asked questions about a product or service. At Duthie Power Services, we’re turning the FAQ section on its head and outlining the FAQ’s we typically have for you, our rental generator client. We understand it can be difficult to anticipate all of your needs in an emergency. […]