Power. Our lives depend on it. From everyday necessities like heating, cooling, refrigeration and lights, to daily essentials like cooking, laundry or kids’ bath times. Power outages are occurring more frequently than ever and lasting longer with devastating effects. Stand up to unpredictable weather and unforeseen outages with the most trusted name in residential standby power. If the power ever goes out, your standby generator goes on - automatically - protecting you and your home 24/7.
What brand do we recommend?
We recommend Generac automatic standby generators. Sizes available range from 8 KW to 17 KW. Our estimators will be able to recommend installing a generator to best fit your home and needs. Note: KW = Kilowatts.
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What can be connected to a generator?
- Gas Furnace/Boiler
- Gas Cooktop
- Microwave Oven
- Some Lights
- Sump Pump
- Electric Oven
Although the generator creates the power, the transfer switch is really the central part of your generator system. The transfer switch is an electrical panel that allows you to safely connect a generator to your home's electrical circuits and is permanently installed near your main circuit breaker panel. It continually monitors incoming utility power and determines when a true power outage is taking place, switching from utility power to emergency generator power and back again when utility power returns. Options include transfer switches that provide power to only essential circuits or every circuit for whole-house coverage, and some allow for prioritization of optional circuits or load shedding, such as heating and cooling.
We recommend regular maintenance, which includes oil and filter changes. The generators are also designed to come on automatically once a week, for about 15 minutes, even when there is no loss of power. This is for the oil to lubricate the system, so that when and if there is a loss of power, the unit is ready to run. You are able to schedule this for any day and any time throughout the week.