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If you are considering generator installation, the main options are a portable generator or a standby generator. Portable generators have limited capacity and can generally only run a few things for a short amount of time. When you want to power your whole house, or at least the most vital appliances and equipment, a standby generator is the better option.
A standby generator is a fully automated source of power that provides emergency power for homes and commercial properties during a power failure. When the power goes out during a storm or utility system issue, the automatic transfer switch will disconnect from the utility power supply and switch to generator power. After the power is restored, the transfer switch will reconnect to the utility lines and turn off the generator.
Choosing the right generator is important for ensuring that you will have sufficient emergency power. One important factor to consider is the fuel source. The most common fuel sources for generators include natural gas, diesel, and propane. The best brands offer a wide variety of generators for different fuel types. Some of the best-known brands include Kohler, Cummins, Generac, and Briggs and Stratton.
Choosing the Right Generator For YouThe size of the generator matters. Generators are available in several sizes for residential, commercial, and industrial use. You need to calculate your emergency backup power needs — consider whether you want the generator to power some or all of your home or business and determine the appliances and equipment that will require power, and the wattage. A professional can help you evaluate your power needs and perform the calculations to determine the right size generator for your property.
Standby generator installation involves several steps, including:
- Transfer switch installation
- Installing the generator
- Connecting the electrical wiring for the generator and transfer switch
- Connecting the generator to the fuel source
Electrical work is needed for connecting the generator and installing the automatic transfer switch. For this reason, it is important to hire a licensed and qualified professional for generator installation. An experienced contractor will ensure that the generator is correctly installed and the work complies with all applicable codes. Your contractor can pull all the necessary permits and handle every aspect of the installation.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Generator
While generators are designed to last for many years, they will begin to wear out over time eventually. Some of the most common signs your generator is beginning to fail and may need to be replaced are:
- Your generator is an older model or is several years old
- You are regularly seeing system errors or other issues
- Your generator is consuming more fuel than it used to
- Your generator is starting up more slowly than it used to
- You are experiencing power disruptions when using your generator
Additionally, a home generator may need replacing if you power requirements have changed since installing your current system. If you are noticing any of these signs, contact an experienced technician from A-Lectric Company and Contracting to take a look at your generator. If it can’t be repaired, we can expertly install a new generator for you and your family.
Call (855) 469-3883 for more information or to schedule your generator installation.
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