Critical Power Products & Services

Climate Change/Population Shift

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Spur Need For More Backup Power.

Backup Generators Assist An Overtaxed Infrastructure.

People are on the move.  The trend of leaving large, overcrowded areas for more Rural setting has created a slew of problems around the U.S.  Driven by climate change, political shifts, unemployment and COVID concerns, people are moving in droves to find more temperate weather patterns and a better quality of life.

However, when large groups of people move into small, unprepared communities, one of the first things to suffer is infrastructure.   More people moving in often mean local electrical grids become overburdened.  Unexpected weather extremes can mean power outages become more than seasonal.

Critical Power Provides Valuable Infrastructure Backup Power!

Critical Power has been providing industrial backup power to a growing number of businesses and municipalities, government agencies and rural utilities.  As people flee from areas experiencing drought, wildfires and overcrowding, Critical Power’s team of experts has been helping those entities determine the right generator for each specific need.

Our inventory of diesel, natural gas and mobile generators enables us to ship, install and maintain a reliable source of backup power for any situation.

Diesel, Natural Gas and Mobile Generators In Stock Now!

As one of the country’s top provider of backup generators, we are fortunate to have generators in stock and ready to ship.  Call Critical Power today and talk to one of our experienced team members about the right commercial generator you’ll need to prevent power outages.

Critical Power Is Veteran-Owned and Proud Of It!

Call Our Team Of Generator Professionals Today, 855-968-0176

Backup Power To Keep Your Rock Quarry Or Surface Mining Operation Going!

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A Reliable Backup Generator Is Crucial To Your Company’s Success.

Weather extremes are now a way of life.  And for a rock quarry, gravel pit or large surface mine, maintaining a reliable power source during extreme bad weather is critical.  Whether it’s a permanently positioned diesel or natural gas generator, or one or more mobile generators, without power you’re shut down.

We Have Generators Perfectly Suited For Rock Quarries or Surface Mines.

The team at Critical Power has experience assessing the backup power needs of operations like yours and delivering the right generator to keep you up and running during a power outage.  We can conduct site visits, analyze your current and future emergency power needs and recommend a new or pre-owned generator that’s meets your specific needs.

New, Pre-Owned Or Mobile Generators In Stock And Ready To Ship.  Financing Available!

Critical Power has a solid inventory of new or used diesel, natural gas and mobile generators.  And we will deliver, install and maintain everything we sell.  We can also arrange convenient, affordable financing.

Have A Generator You’d Like To Trade In?  We’re Interested.

Maybe your operation has outgrown the capabilities of your current backup generator.  Let one of our Critical Power team members know and we’ll discuss a possible trade-in for a newer, larger and more reliable generator.

We Ship All Over The U. S. and Canada

Critical Power is America’s leader in providing business and industry with reliable back-up generators.  We’re a Veteran-Owned company with an impressive, experienced team of professionals.  We’re happy visit your site to assess your generator needs or provide you with estimates over the phone.

Call to talk with one of our generator professionals today, at 855-968-0176

Home vs Commercial Generators

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Some basic information to help you decide what power source you need;

Here at Critical Power we deal with commercial and industrial projects involving Generators from 50 kW and larger. We often get people coming to us for Generators to power their home. This is to help those first-time buyers.

First, lets talk size.

“You can run the most critical household equipment with a generator rated at 5,000 to 7,500 watts. These include things like a well pump, refrigerator and freezer, and lighting circuits.”*

So installing a unit between 5 kW and 10 kW would be ideal!****

Installing an oversize generator can cause issues and poor efficiency. Installing an undersized unit can damage the unit or fall short altogether.

Next let us talk about the fuel source.

What is currently available?

Do you have a NG source?

Can a Propane tank be installed?

Is Diesel necessary?

While diesel is the most widely used for emergency situations, Natural Gas is the most popular for permanently installed units. NG is cleaner to burn and often has a constant flow through a pipeline. Also, Propane tanks can be installed onsite as a great alternative to the others.

Now we need to talk about placement.

For emergency, portable generators,

“Always place the generator at least 20 feet from the house with the engine exhaust directed away from windows and doors.”**

For permanently installed generators,

  • In most cases, generator distance from property lines should be at least 5 feet;
  • Your unit should be at least 18 inches from your home; and
  • Keep at least 5 feet between your generator and any doors and windows to prevent fumes from entering your rooms. ***

And now, your generator needs an enclosure:

Weatherproof enclosures are great for keeping out the elements but lack sound insulation.

Sound Attenuated Enclosures are the top choice for residential generators for the obvious, generators are loud! Keep out the elements while keeping you (and your neighbors’) sanity. Lol!

What about voltage, hertz ratings, current?

****CPP&S will always recommend you contact your local electrician to make that call. Homes come in all shapes and sizes and there is no substitution for an onsite evaluation from a professional, licensed electrician. This is not the place to cut corners.

Critical Power carries new and pre-owned Generators for commercial and industrial applications. Our selection starts at 50 kW (50,000 watts) and goes up to 2.5 MW. With few exceptions, when approached for a residential generator we will refer to a reputable dealer.

We hope this helps you along the path of securing a power plan for your home!


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Critical Power’s Refurbished Computer Room A/C

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Our Refurbish Process Is The Best In The Business.

We Warranty What We Refurbish

One of the keys to our Critical Power P&S success has been our effort to purchase quality used Commercial A/C equipment and refurbish it to operating at peak efficiency.  We buy select used equipment, ship them to our facility and have our team put them through industry’s most thorough inspection and start up process.

Our goal is to provide our customers with incredibly reliable, refurbished A/C systems they can depend on for many years…at an affordable price.

Our Inspection Process

Every used unit we buy receives the following initial Inspection:

  • Main fan HP & voltage
  • #1 Compressor
  • #2 Compressor
  • Replace all belts
  • Replace all contactors
  • Install shipping blocks (compressors)
  • Replace filters
  • Make sure System is charged, capped and readied for shipment.

Our Start-up Process

  • Turn main disconnect ON
  • Check all control voltage transformers for proper output. Change tap if necessary.
  • Check fan rotation for proper direction. Change wiring at contactor if necessary.
  • Check Main Fan amps and record.
  • Increase temperature set point to energize reheats. Check and record amperage.
  • Adjust all set points if needed for proper operation after testing.
  • Increase humidity set point to energize humidifier. Check and record amperage.
  • Chilled water and econo coil (glycol) only. Decrease temperature ser point to energize valve. Check for full valve travel in cooling mode.  Adjust controls out of cooling mode, then check for valve closure.
  • Decrease humidity set point to call for dehumidification. Check for valve travel in dehumidification mode.
  • Decrease temperature set point to energize compressor(s). Check and record compressor amps.
  • Check compressor operation pressure and record to include suction pressure, discharge pressure.
  • Clear sight glass.
  • Check Compressor oil sight glass per operation manual, adjust accordingly.
  • Check superheat on each circuit per operation manual.
  • Check pressure switch settings, high pressure cutout and low pressure cutout.

Repaired, Renewed and Backed By The Best Team In The Business

We can also provide our clients with professional shipping, site prep, installation and ongoing maintenance of our refurbished equipment.   Providing this “one stop shop” service is one of the reasons Critical Power P&S.

For more information on buying or selling used Computer Room A/C systems, call us at 855-968-0176 or visit our website

Millions Without Power! The Reliance On The Electrical Power Grid Isn’t Enough!

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Winter Shows You’d Better Have A Reliable Backup Plan (Generator).

Once-in-a-decade hurricanes.  Once-in-a-century winter storms.  Never-before-seen power outages.   As weather extremes become the norm rather than the exception, having reliable backup power has NEVER been more important.

Let’s face it…the U.S. power grid is old, antiquated and extremely vulnerable and the source electrical power it provides is no longer guaranteed.  To ensure your business can continue through difficult times, a reliable source of backup power is required.  Critical Power is a leading provider of emergency generators.  New and used diesel, natural gas and mobile generators and the warrantees to back them up, are what we sell.

What Will A Week Without Power Cost Your Business?  What About 2 Weeks?

When you do the calculations, losses from storm or natural disaster power outages involve losing profits you won’t get back.  How long can your business survive without power?  When the power lines are down, you’re on your own.

Our experts at Critical Power can help you assess your vulnerabilities, review your emergency power needs and recommend the best generator to fit your situation.

We have new and pre-owned/refurbished diesel, natural gas and mobile generators in stock and ready to ship.  We can also help with custom power solutions, on-site installation and ongoing maintenance.

Have An Existing Generator You’d Like To Sell?  We’re Interested!

If you’d like to sell your current generator, trade-in or trade up, our sales staff is interested in discussing what you have.  Just let us know.

The U. S. Power Grid Occasionally Fails…And Will Fail Again.  Guaranteed!

Make Critical Power your “Plan B”.  Contact one of our experienced Sales Team members for a no-obligation estimate for how a reliable backup generator can help you prevent a business disaster when natural disasters strike.

Call:  877-317-4176

We are Critical Power Products & Services

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We are Critical Power

“I am very pleased and excited to announce some great advancements in our company. I am honored to be the owner of CRITICAL POWER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Critical Power Products & Services (CPP&S) has been a national brand in providing Critical Products and Services to professionals in the Data Center, Property Management and alike industries. Also, with a new name to reflect the array of benefits companies can experience in working with us.

We have taken all the very best that was part of CPP&S to form a new company with even more products and services to serve our customers.

Our team of Project Managers are all seasoned professionals with tremendous knowledge and have vast experience in the industry, driven to exceed our customers’ expectations.

I’ve been in the industry for over 7 years, and our team of professionals is, by far, the best team I have ever been associated with.

Also, I invite you to take a look at our website to learn about who we are and what we do:

Or, give us a call at: 855-968-0176


Will Alt
CEO & Owner

New Name, New Owner, Same World Class Team!

Critical Power is located in beautiful Post Falls Idaho. Also, we are just east of the Washington state boarder and south of the Canadian border. Our team is ready to turn your POWER ON we carry new and pre-owned Generators, Air Conditioners, UPS, PDU, and other mission critical equipment.

Over a Century of Experience Specializing in Critical Infrastructure Products and Services


Critical Power Products & Services LLC
A veteran owned company