Installing an automatic standby generator is easily one of the best investments you can make for your home or business. When a power outage occurs, these generators will immediately power hard-wired necessities. These necessities include HVAC systems, appliances, sump pumps, well pumps, refrigeration, lighting and electronics.
What is an Automatic Standby Generator?
A standby generator is a large generator that supplies power directly to your main power supply. In other words, it replaces the grid power in the event if a power failure. This kind of generator will have your home running without interruption during a normal power failure. An automatic standby generator can sense when the electricity in your home goes out and will switch on automatically. Best part, you don’t need to do a thing! If you happen to be away on vacation, you won’t need to worry about power failures. These generators supply sufficient power to run all your appliances and you won’t experience any difference between the power supplied by the mains and the power the generator will give you.
Portable VS Stationary Standby Generators
You can get a portable generator and it will do the trick but there are advantages to getting a standby generator. You can install a transfer switch to your home circuit for a portable generator, but they need to be filled with fuel and started with an electric start or a recoil switch. Even with a transfer switch, you’ll still need to plug appliances into the generator. When you go with an automatic standby generator you don’t need to worry about any of that. These generators have an endless supply of natural gas because they are plumbed to the line underground. When the utility supply has switched off it will start automatically. You also won’t have to unplug it and then plug it back in again because it’s hooked right into the homes electrical circuit.
What to Consider when Buying a Generator
You should consider your specific needs when you look for a generator.
• Look for a feature that monitors the utility supply and will switch on when the utility company isn’t supplying power and then switches back off when they get you running again.
• Make sure you can test it weekly to make so everything is in order and ready to go when you need it.
• To ensure consistent power for however long you’ll need it, make sure it’s plumbed to your natural gas line.
• Make sure it has a transfer switch connected to the electrical circuit of your home, so you don’t have to deal with plugging anything into it.
• Make sure it’s enclosed in weatherproof housing, so it continues to work properly and lasts a long time.
Standby Generator Services & More in Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
Generators are highly specialized, and it can be confusing to try and understand the technical aspects of them. Standby generators aren’t cheap and require professional installation. Don’t be left without power when an outage occurs. Call Burley Electrical Services to have a standby generator installed to keep your power running even in a natural disaster.