Power Loss | Electrician Huntsville, AL
There is never a convenient time to lose power, and we seldom realize how much we depend upon it until we lose it. There are a number of potential reasons for the loss of power. Storms and accidents, even squirrels can cause the interruption of service from the provider. The cause of power loss can also be due to a problem with your home’s electrical system. Before you call for a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL, ensure the issue is within your home.
When you lose power, check to see if your neighbors still have power. If they don’t, the problem is with your supplier, and is not related to your home’s wiring. Notify your supplier of the loss of power.
However, if the power outage is limited to your home, check the main breaker in the home’s electrical service panel to see if it’s tripped. If the main breaker continues to trip, there is a problem with either the home’s electrical system, or the breaker is faulty. If the power loss is only partial and affects only a room and not the entire house, check the other circuit breakers in the panel for a tripped breaker. If the breaker continues to trip there is a problem in the electrical system affecting that portion of the home or the breaker itself is faulty. If power is not restored, or the circuit continues to trip, you will need to contact a electrician in Huntsville, AL to diagnose the cause behind the issue, and provide the appropriate repair.
Mister Sparky offers 24 hour emergency electrical service for your convenience. If you experience a home power outage, or other electrical emergency, contact us anytime, day or night.
Keep the Lights On
Storms are commonplace in Alabama, and the same can be said of the occasional power outages. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can install a whole house generator for you, assuring your home keeps its lights and appliances on when the power goes out. Best of all, it happens automatically, it isn’t required for you to go out into the storm to start a generator. When the electricity stops from your utility supplier, the generator automatically starts, keeping your family comfortable and secure during power outages, until the utility power is restored.
Types of Generators
There are two types of generators, portable and standby generators, and the difference in the capability of each is substantial.
The first consideration in choosing a generator is your budget. Many homeowners choose portable generators for under $1,500. Portable generators can provide essential service, and the cost is directly related to the amount of power output.
When using a portable generator, appliances are plugged into a subpanel located on the generator. A portable generator limits the number of appliances that you can plug in, with the majority having only 2-4 power outlets, and requires heavy duty extension cords to connect the appliance to the generator. You will also have to start the generator and refill it with fuel on a regular basis. Unless secured, portable generators are an easy target for thieves. Portable generators don’t require a electrician in Huntsville, AL to utilize.
Stand By Generators
Whole house generators connect to your home’s power, and enable your home to operate as usual. Whole house generators start automatically during power outages and are powered by natural gas or propane. They are also often called stand-by generators.
This is any homeowner’s preferred choice if you live in locations of frequent or extended power outages. Most whole house generators are powerful enough to run a central air conditioner, kitchen appliances and other appliances simultaneously. Being wired directly to your home’s power eliminates the need for extension cords, stored fuel and the risks of theft are diminished. Thieves can’t simply walk up to it, and carry it away. Whole house generators do require a licensed electrician in Huntsville, AL to connect it to your home’s power supply.
Propane generators will require a propane tank to be rented or purchased and located within your yard. The size of the tank will determine the length of operation provided before having the tank refilled. As long as there is propane in the tank, the generator will operate uninterrupted.
Natural gas generators run on the gas provided by your community natural gas supplier and is the most interruption free fuel supply available. Connecting the generator to your power supply is not a DIY task. any You’ll need to have the generator, transfer switch and subpanel installed by a licensed and certified professional electrician in Huntsville, AL.
The convenient ability of the whole house generator to automatically change to generator power during outages is the most frequent reason for homeowners to choose the whole house generator when the budget allows.
If you plan to have a whole house generator installed to maintain your home’s comfort and security during power loss, Mister Sparky will provide you with an electrician in Huntsville, AL possessing the expertise to provide a professional installation. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL provides for both commercial and residential electrical service. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure your satisfaction. Our electricians serve the North Alabama regions of Athens in Limestone County, Guntersville and Huntsville in Madison County, Decatur in Morgan County and Scottsboro in Jackson County, and the surrounding areas. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.