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The Location and Installation of Generators

Once you have chosen a manufacturer and model of generator, you will next need to consider the location of the installation as well as the skills needed for installation.  Since natural gas and propane gas are excellent fuel sources for generators, you will need to plan for access to the fuel as well. Location of a Standby Generator Standby generators are roughly the size and shape of a central air conditioning system, and are often installed near the a/c unit outside of the home.  However, state and local codes do apply and the unit must not...

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The Best Wattage and Fuel Supplies for Home Generators

There are many different types of backup generators and standby generators to choose from – both different brands and different sizes.  Choosing the right generator in Phoenix and all parts of Arizona means evaluating your specific needs for emergency power.  You will need to clearly understand your needs for wattage while also considering the best available fuel supply. Wattage Needs for Generators Determining wattage for the generator means adding up the watts needed to supply each piece of equipment you plan to run.  Most appliances will...

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The Features of Generators

Backup generators and standby generators vary in features by model and manufacturer.  Determining what features are right for your home or business will help you make a smart buying decision.  Since generators can cost from $2500 to more than $10,000 (product + installation), it is important to know what you need before you shop. First, consider your needs.  Do you have a small home or business (less than 2400 square feet) or a larger space?  Will you need to power medical equipment or appliances without interruption?  Will you need to power...

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Bradley Fry of R P Gas Piping Named Top Young Business Owner

The Arizona Republic’s annual list of 35 Arizona Entrepreneurs 35 and Under included Bradley A. Fry, owner of R P Gas Piping. The gas pipe company is a division of Fry’s R P Companies that also includes utility construction and excavation divisions. This year’s honor was bestowed on October 27, 2011, and is described as a, “list of the state’s top young business owners.” R P Gas Piping provides gas line solutions to all needs, from homeowner to business to commercial installations. Natural gas and propane gas, gas line installations, gas line...

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The Difference between Standby Generators and Backup Generators

In our on-going series to answer questions about generators, this article will focus on the difference between standby generators and backup generators, as well as their use and effectiveness in Arizona. Both standby generators and backup generators can be useful in a power outage and the specific needs of your home or business should be considered. Standby Generators A standby generator is designed to automatically provide electricity during a power outage. It is permanently installed at the home or place of business. The system – in standby...

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Everything You Need to Know about Standby Generators and Backup Generators

Discussions about generators can be heard more often now. Homeowners and business owners see the sensibility in the option to provide their own power when needed, free from dependence on the utility services of municipalities. At RP Gas, we have been helping Phoenix, Arizona, homeowners and business owners understand the use of standby generators and backup generators, and how to make the right decision for their needs. To help other folks in Arizona, we have put together a series of blogs that cover the most frequently asked questions about...

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Backup Generators are Gaining in Popularity

Recent national and world events have changed the way many Americans plan for the future.  We had been a nation of people who took for granted our electric, natural gas, and water supplies.  Now we realize that the municipalities we rely on have budget and safety struggles of their own.  We discovered that the best defense is a good offense, and we realized that adding a backup generator could help us look after our own families and businesses in those moments when nature threatens to overwhelm the utilities. In Arizona, backup generators...

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Bargain Hunting for Gas Line Installation is a Bad Idea

When a tough economic period lingers on as this one has, many consumers feel pinched beyond what they can bear.  They put off doing maintenance, repairs, and additions hoping to feel less stretched later on.  Or worse, if the repair absolutely cannot wait, they choose the lowest priced bid that they receive.  When it comes to gas line piping, gas plumbing, and gas appliances, choosing the lowest bid can lead to disaster.  Often the lowest bids come from unlicensed and unqualified contractors. Natural gas and propane gas storage, usage, and...

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The Right Green Energy Choice: Propane

“Going green” with your energy choices means looking for environmentally friendly solutions that are also affordable and dependable.  The environmental advantages of propane gas make this an especially good fuel choice that also offers cost savings.  The energy industry considers propane gas and propane storage tanks to be one of the most dependable and safe fuel supply methods available today.  And the future supply of propane gas is projected to be plentiful for generations to come. When building, remodeling, or upgrading a home or business...

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The Beauty of Fire Glass in Fire Features

There is a new level of art designed to give your natural gas fire a gorgeous modern flair. Fireglass, or fire glass, is specially formulated glass crystals for use in natural gas and propane gas fireplaces, fire pits, and fire features.

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