A Businesses Need for Consistent Power
A power outage is inconvenient for anyone, and can even be life threatening for a family member with electrically operated medical equipment For business owners, a power outage affects almost every aspect of your business, from security to IT technology, and in the case of refrigerated goods, your losses are potentially even greater without a backup power source. A standby generator ensures your business is secure and able to continue normal operations with a consistent power supply. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional services you need to secure your business operations with the installation of a standby generator.
Portable vs. Standby Generators
Small businesses may be able to rely on a portable gasoline or diesel generator for minimal backup power. This type of backup power offers reliable power for a limited number of electrical appliances and other needs. A portable generator can power one or a few more of essential services, but is lacking the capacity to serve larger needs. However, an additional drawback to the portable is the fuel supply. The portable requires you to purchase fuel, transport it on location and routinely refuel the portable generator, and maintain a supply.
Choose an Endless Fuel Supply
A standby generator can use either natural gas or propane gas for fuel, but is typically connected to a natural gas supply. This means you will not have to worry about calling a supplier to refuel the tank serving the generator, or running out of fuel. If you have been using a portable generator for partial operations of your business, you will no longer need to fill gas cans and transport them. If you are ready for installation, contact Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL today.
Manual or Automatic Start
Standby generators are available in a manual start mode, or an automatic start model. The former requires you to manually start the generator when a power outage occurs. An automatic start standby generator starts itself within seconds of the power going off. The latter is a handy feature when rain or storms are occurring. When the power comes back on the generator shuts itself off and returns the power supply back to the electrical supply. In addition, a standby generator operates quieter than the noisy portable generator, and being hardwired into the power meter where power is transferred to the generator during an outage, means it is less vulnerable to theft.
As previously stated, a portable generator operates a limited number of items. With outlets from one to 4 on average, you can choose essential operations, but a portable leaves much to be desired, especially for a business. On the other hand, the standby generator can be customized to your needs with a variety of sizes available. You can select vital operations only, or to power your entire businesses electrical needs. Our electricians in Huntsville, AL can assist you in the selection that meets your needs and budget.
In addition, automatic generators protect your business even when the building is not occupied. This provides the protection of vital equipment, supplies, data and ensures the continued operation of the security system. They will self-start once per week, to ensure the generator is will start when a power outage occurs. Contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule installation.
The Portable Generator and Ethanol
Unless you routinely operate a portable gasoline generator, the risk of ethanol fouling the fuel and clogging the carburetor is high without fuel stabilizer added to the gasoline. Under the right environmental conditions, ethanol can convert to water in as little as 24 hours. Once ethanol degrades, the equipment will not start, and can clog and damage the engine’s carburetor, potentially beyond repair. Any equipment stored containing gasoline with ethanol and lacking fuel stabilizer, is likely not to start when needed. Even with fuel stabilizer, the portable generator should be started every week or two and allowed to run for a short time to help prevent failure when you need it.
With this in mind, it is easy to see the advantage of a standby generator using natural gas, and especially the automatic model, which cranks itself each week increasing its reliability. Finally, a natural gas standby generator saves you money on the cost of fuel. Unless your business only needs to operate a cash register or single computer, a standby generator is the way to go, ensuring all aspects of your business is always ready for business. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional installation of the standby generator that you require, and can rely on.
You are required to use licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL for the installation of a standby generator. The installation requires electrical wiring, a transfer switch, and the connection from the power meter to the main electrical panel, and therefore requires a trained and licensed professional electrician qualified for generator installation. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL have the required expertise and experience to provide a professional standby generator installation.
Contact Mister Sparky to schedule a consultation, receive an estimate or to schedule standby generator installation. You can rely on Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL for reliable electrical installations, service and electrical repair. For a broad range of services. We serve the North Alabama region. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.