Why Alternative Power is the #1 Generac Dealer in Virginia

Generac is the leader in cutting-edge and affordable generators that help homeowners weather storms and continue to have access to reliable power. That is exactly why Alternative Power is proud to partner with Generac and part of the reason why we are the #1 dealer in Virginia. Here are just a few other reasons why […]

Blog | July 7, 2022 | 

Portable Generator FAQs

Get answers to some of the most common questions about Generac portable generators.  What should I do if my generator won’t start? Check the fuel level and add fuel before setting the valve properly in place. Next, check the oil and make sure that the spark plug is properly connected. Set the choke and all […]

Blog | May 18, 2022 | 

Your Ultimate Emergency Guide to Power Outages

Summer means more time spent outdoors, but it can also bring severe storms and power outages. Your best protection against an outage is preparation. That is why we have put together your ultimate emergency guide to power outages. Best Practices for Preparing for an Outage Compile a list of all the important appliances in your […]

Blog | May 10, 2022 | 

Why You Need a Generator Sooner Rather than Later

As the power grid continues to age, we are also experiencing more extreme weather, which has many homeowners worried about power outages. If you have been dragging your feet when it comes to installing a home generator, now is the time to act.  Our climate is undergoing major changes that are resulting in hotter temperatures, […]

Blog | April 16, 2022 | 

The Difference between a Generator and Battery Backup

Extreme weather and problems with the infrastructure can cause power outages that leave you in the dark. The best way to make sure that you are able to keep the lights on and keep your family safe is with the help of a backup power system. There are a variety of different products on the […]

Blog | March 31, 2022 | 

Generac Mobile Link Plans and Why You Need One

Today’s Generac backup generators have incorporated Internet of Things (IoT) technology so that you can be connected even when you aren’t home. You can use your smartphone to monitor and control your generator and keep your family safe during an outage. Generac’s mobile link subscription plans provide you with a simple and affordable way to […]

Blog | February 25, 2022 | 

The Difference between Air Cooled and Liquid Cooled Generators

There are a lot of different factors to consider when choosing the right standby generator for your home. In addition to finding the right size generator for your home and appliances, you will also want to decide between an air-cooled or liquid-cooled model. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you […]

Blog | February 22, 2022 |