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Standby Generators

Power outages can be a nuisance during any season. Power lines can be brought down by car accidents, windstorms, snowstorms, and many other uncontrollable factors; this inconvenience can easily be avoided by having a standby generator. Whether you are a business that needs operations to continue or at home looking to stay warm, a standby generator is a great idea.

What is a Standby Generator?

A standby generator houses an engine that is powered by gas, propane, or diesel. When you lose electrical flow you can turn on the generator to create a new supply of electricity. Depending on how the generator is installed, this transition can be seamless so the generator will take over when you lose power. Unlike a portable generator, a standby generator is positioned on a concrete pad outside of your home.

Benefits of Standby Generators for Business

Standby generators are a great idea for businesses. Downtime caused by a power outage can hurt any type of business, especially if your business depends on electricity for its main components. Having an office full of workers with computers that don’t turn on is not a productive environment. Similarly, businesses that have critical components that run off electricity, such as gas stations, will be rendered useless without a backup power supply.

Benefits of Standby Generators for Home

Standby generators are also a smart choice for residential use. Losing air conditioning or heating can create an uncomfortable environment. Those with medical equipment at home will also need a continuous supply of power or there could be life-threatening consequences.

While electricity may be one of the greatest inventions, it still has its weaknesses. To keep your home and business covered from unexpected power outages have a standby generator installed. Our Expert Electricians can help to advise you and install your generator so you can have peace of mind during events out of your control. If you have any questions or want to get started contact your local Expert Electrician.