Money Matters 292-Surviving the Storm: Home Generators on a Budget
In this episode of Money Matters, host Chris Hensley deviates from the usual interview format and brings together a panel of experts to discuss the topic of portable generators. The inspiration for this episode comes from the power grid failure that occurred in Texas during the February 2021 ice storms, resulting in numerous deaths and widespread disruptions. Chris shares his personal experience during the storm and how having a natural gas fireplace helped him and his family stay warm and cook food. The panel dives into the importance of having a portable generator to power an entire home during emergencies like these. Tune in to gain valuable insights from this timely and relevant discussion.
The listener will learn about the benefits of using portable generators, including their ability to power an entire home during emergencies or natural disasters. They will also learn about a group on Facebook that offers affordable and DIY options for setting up portable generators. The episode covers topics such as choosing the right generator, fuel source options, customer support services, safety precautions, and the use of Easy Start products to run air conditioners on generators.
Our guests today included:
Brian Milan is the founder and admin of the Generators: portable generators to power entire house Facebook group
Michael Black is the sales director for Duromax, a position he has held for about six years. In this role, he oversees and manages partnerships with retail partners such as Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Tractor Supply. He is responsible for developing and maintaining these partnerships, ensuring the success of Duromax’s products in the market. Additionally, Michael is actively involved in marketing and advertising efforts, working closely with the product development engineering teams to create effective campaigns. With his extensive experience in the industry and his dedication to driving sales and growth, Michael has established himself as a respected leader in the field. His ethos revolves around building strong relationships, delivering high-quality products, and constantly innovating to meet the needs of customers.
Matteo Giovannetti is an electrical engineer with over 35 years of experience. He has worked for Microair Corporation for over 25 years and has expertise in developing control systems for machinery. He is involved in marketing and advertising efforts and works closely with product development engineering teams. Matteo is also a member of a Facebook group where he learns and shares information about portable generators. He provides tips for customers on how to choose the right generator for their needs. In addition to his work in the electrical engineering field, Matteo has experience in the marine industry, specifically in the air conditioning market for marine applications.
Gino Boutros with Tony’s Plumbing talked about Natural Gas hookups Tony’s Plumbing https://tonysplumbingtx.com/
Dustin Sheffield of Lee Services is a Master Electrician and talked about adding the Interlock to your Breaker Box https://leeservicesllc.net/
Additional Information: Duromax Videos: https://youtu.be/mpbKaw8rM9U
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