A power outage is nothing new. We experience them due to thunderstorms, tornados, ice storms, and the inland effects of hurricanes. An average outage is typically in the range of duration from one to 3 hours, and we tend to endure them without problem. However, when they last a day or three or even a week you need a solution. If you have been in this situation, you may be considering the installation of a whole house generator. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL today to schedule installation.
The weather is certainly becoming more severe, and with it, power outages are occurring in record numbers. Once it is obvious the power will be off a while, the panic is almost as bad as before a snow or ice forecast. Stores sell out of portable generators almost immediately. The assistance they provide will support some aspects of your home, but not all. They simply are not designed to be a long-term solution and are unable to power more than a few appliances at a time.
If you have ever tried to power a large side by side and an upright freezer with a portable generator and lost food anyway, a standby generator may be the solution you need. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide you with additional information, and the professional installation a standby generator requires.
A standby generator is a permanent installation connected to the home’s electrical panel. It is powered by an external fuel supply, typically natural gas, liquid propane, or diesel. When available, natural gas provides a fuel without the worry of running out.
The generator is available in a variety of sizes and capacity, capable of operating the minimum essentials or whole-house systems that will power an entire home. Configuring the required system for your home requires training, advanced knowledge and the expertise a Mister Sparky licensed electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide.
While you have the option of a manually started switch, when a power outage occurs, the majority of homeowner’s prefer an automatic transfer switch, which disconnects you from the main utility. Automatic generators start and transfers power to the home’s electrical panel. When the municipal power returns, the automatic switch shuts down the generator and reconnects to the grid. The automatic function provides the advantage of automatic power, without waiting for a dangerous storm to subside. Furthermore, when you have a family member with life sustaining equipment that relies on electricity, automatic generator installation ensures their safety.
In addition, when an outage occurs and you are away, the food in the freezer and refrigerator is safe; the fish in your aquarium continue to receive the necessary filtration and environment to survive; the burglar alarm system remains active; and in the winter, you will not have to worry that a power outage will allow pipes to freeze. Finally, the automatic generator will self-start on a weekly basis, ensuring it is operable when you need it. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL today for further information.
Our residential electricians can assess your needs and discuss generator options with you, ensuring the ideal solution for your household needs and budget. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL to schedule a consultation and the professional installation of a whole house generator. Our licensed electricians serve the North Alabama region. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.