Champion home generator installed near the side garden of a house.

Checklist: Is Your Standby Home Generator Ready For a Blackout?

The current social distancing rules in California mean that reliable home electricity matters more than ever. Remote work, family entertainment, and connection to the outside world now require reliable 24/7 home electricity.  Unfortunately, California’s electric infrastructure is not the most reliable; many Californians have experienced the increasing number and length of recent blackouts.  That means it’s time to ensure that your standby […]

Icon of a house and a standby generator under the words "Portable versus Stand-by Infographic".

Infographic: Should I Get a Portable or a Standby Home Generator?

Californians are increasingly realizing the importance of having an independent power source. Home generators provide not only electricity for essential household operations, but also much-needed security and peace of mind.  As homeowners decide on their new generator, one of the first questions they ask is:  Should I Get a Portable or Standby Generator?  We’ve created this portable vs standby generator infographic to […]

Champion home standby generator installed in front of a rural cabin at night.

What Size Home Generator Do I Need? Find Out in 5 Simple Steps

Goldilocks had to choose from three beds: too big, too small, and just right.  Homeowners buying a generator face the same decision, but more so.  While Goldilocks could have rested just fine in a too-big or too-small bed, neither was going to cost her more to run (a too-big generator) or make her lose electricity just when she needed it most (a […]

Champion residential generator in the foreground of a private, suburban home at night.

Why Get a Home Generator? Duthie Customers Give 5 Reasons

“If you live in an area with frequent (more than three times a year) or lengthy (more than several hours) blackouts, then a standby generator becomes more of a necessity than a simple convenience.” Popular Mechanics Standby Generators- Do You Need a Standby Generator? Californians aren’t taking electricity for granted any more. Not with headlines and statistics like these: Pacific Gas & […]

Lakeside homes in a winter storm.

What We Did For Thanksgiving – During a 3-Day Power Outage

By Korry Talbott, Marketing Associate for Duthie Power This is what Lake Arrowhead usually looks like. So when I drove to my parent’s mountain cottage in Running Springs, I couldn’t wait to celebrate a sunlit Thanksgiving among the same towering pine forests, blue skies, and stunning mountain views we’d enjoyed for years.  But this Thanksgiving was different.  Really different. Instead of basking […]