7 Mistakes Business Owners Make When Buying Engines and Generators
Buying engines and generators for your company isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are literally hundreds of different choices, and some of the terms and comparisons you come across may not be familiar. Making things even tougher is the fact that each decision could impact your annual budget for years to come. After all, engines and generators aren’t just expensive today; they require fuel and maintenance going forward. In the corporate world these sorts of decisions fall into the category of capital purchases. That means they involve a lot of money and can make or break the future of your enterprise. Unfortunately, you might not have a team of accountants and performance specialists on staff. So, you could be left choosing between various models and components on your own.We don’t want to see you...
How Your Business Can Start Thinking About a Net-Zero Power World
California’s net-zero energy policy – which aims to balance all carbon emissions within the state by 2045 – has produced mixed reactions from business leaders. Some applaud the attempt to move toward climate-friendly equipment policies. Others might worry what the changes will mean for their capital costs, not to mention the logistics of transportation and day-to-day operations. Many are undoubtedly taking a “wait-and-see” approach.Regardless of opinion, however, one thing is clear: some version of this rule (and others like it) are going to arrive in the near future. The question for those in industry, then, isn’t whether to accept the change but how fast to adapt.That’s certainly the approach we are taking at Valley Power. Although we have traditionally supplied and serviced diesel engines and generators, our real mission is to ensure...
You’ve relied on your commercial backup generator for many years, but maybe you’ve recently noticed that it’s just not performing as well as it used to. A poorly functioning generator will be unpredictable in an emergency, and its reduced efficiency can waste a ton of money in energy costs. Below we've addressed some of the FAQs when buying a new generator. Signs that you might need a new industrial generator include:
Unexplained higher energy bills
Age (more than 10 years old)
While generators will undoubtedly need more repairs over time, if you find that your system is wearing down fast after years of dependable service, it...
Why Is Backup Power Important for Industrial Facilities?
Your industrial facility depends on a consistent supply of power to keep your daily operations running smoothly. However, businesses can experience a power outage at any time of the day or night. These power failures are caused by a variety of factors, including:
Weather conditions - From snow and hail to high winds, inclement weather is the most common reason for blackouts.
Vehicle collisions - In car accidents, vehicles can veer into utility poles and cause an outage for nearby homes and businesses.
Equipment failure - Sometimes, power equipment can malfunction on its own due to age or poor maintenance.
When an outage happens, you could be without power for hours, or even days, at a time. How fast the main power is restored depends on how widespread the issue. The best way...
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Generators
At Valley Power Systems, we’re proud to sell a wide array of commercial power systems to meet your individual needs. We partner with the industry’s top brands to offer our clients products that they can trust. When clients come to us looking for a new generator, they often have many questions they need answered before they can finalize their purchase. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs about commercial generators to help you make the best decision for your business.
Q: What size generator do I need?
Since every business has different power requirements, proper sizing is important. You will need to factor in the running wattage and the starting wattage of each device that you will need powered by the generator. This information can usually be found...