New generator instalation
Power outages are most often the result of high winds, lightning strikes, or ice buildup that causes overhead power lines to break. In some cases, it can be days before the electricity is back on. That's why every business and household should have a portable generator installed to run appliances, heaters, or tools in case of a power outage.
There are two types of generators: portable generators and standby generators.
portable commercial generators may be wired into a subpanel by an electrician or simply connected to appliances using extension cords. Portable generators only power the essentials such as lights, refrigerators, and some computers. They are a simple and inexpensive backup power option but must be started manually. They offer a limited supply of electricity, providing enough power for two to four outlets, or a few specific circuits when wired into an electrical panel.
These generators must be located at least 10 feet away from your business, away from doors and windows, and in a completely open area (not even carports or awnings are safe) to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
Standby generators are permanently installed outside the building and start automatically during power outages, preventing interruptions in electrical service. They are powered by natural gas or propane, they are quieter than portable models, and can run everything in your business location. They come at a higher price than portable power generators and require a transfer switch, subpanel, and hardwiring, which must be installed by a qualified electrician.
We can safely wire and plug your generator into the transfer switch and wire it directly to your service panel. This disconnects you from the grid. Proper positioning and installation of your portable generator are also essential in preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. Contact us if you need a generator or have any other electrical problems.