With the tornado season now in effect, followed by inland storms due to summer hurricanes, you can avoid the power outages from these and the standard outages from other causes by installing a standby generator for your home or business. Ensure you receive a professional installation, and contact Mister Sparky electricians today. You can rely on the services provided by our electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, a power outage affects more than we realize until it occurs. In the home, almost everything comes to a halt when the power goes out. The effects are even worse for a business, affecting security, technology, and for those with refrigerated goods the losses can be crippling without a backup power source. A standby generator ensures your business is secure and can continue its daily operations. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional installation of a standby generator for you. Contact an electrician with our nationwide recognized electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL.
Those with family members who rely on electrical medical equipment should always have a generator to ensure their safety and well being. Many family’s have a portable generator they can count on for backup, but sometimes after sitting for a long period of time, they fail to start when needed. You can avoid this potentially dangerous situation with an automatic standby generator. Contact Mister Sparky electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL today for answers to your questions.
Understanding the Basics
Understanding the basics of generators can help you in your selection. The following overview is about the different types and capabilities:
- First of all, a generator is either a portable, or a standby generator. A portable generator requires you to start it and supply it with fuel, typically gasoline or diesel fuel. You will need to go outside to refuel it, on the average about every 8 to 12 hours. You will also need to keep a supply of extra fuel.
- A standby generator is available in your choice of a manual start, which requires you go outside to start it, or an automatic generator. An automatic generator does exactly what its name indicates. When the power goes out, within seconds it will start itself, while you remain indoors during the storm. A standby generator uses either propane or natural gas for fuel. Propane has its limitations, it is costly in many areas, and offers a limited supply. Natural gas is the best option if it is available, as it provides an endless supply. Mister Sparky electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL can provide generator installation for you.
Limitations and Advantages
A portable generator can provide power for a few essential operations. Typically, the portable offers up to 5 outlets, and some feature a single 220 volt outlet. However, you should start it and allow it to run for a few minutes each week. Unless you can purchase gas without ethanol, your supply will breakdown, with the ethanol converting to water, and a generator that will not function. Products are available to stabilize ethanol for a longer period of time, although it is rather costly for the amount you receive.
You will not have the concerns of ethanol related problems with a standby generator. Furthermore, the generators are available in a wide variety of sizes. You may choose to power only the essentials with a smaller model, or you can wish to power up your entire home. The standby generator offers an additional advantage. If you are away from home, or or your business during a power outage, the standby generator will ensure your home’s freezer and refrigerated goods are protected. A business owner can have peace of mind knowing refrigerated goods are maintained at the proper temperature, and vital data will be safe, with the continued protection of security system. When you have questions about the generator or are ready to schedule an installation, contact Mister Sparky electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL.
In addition, if you select the automatic standby generator, you should know it will test itself weekly, starting up automatically to ensure if will be available when needed. Mister Sparky electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL can assist you in selecting a standby generator that will take care of your needs.
Furthermore, a standby generator is less likely to be stolen, as it is fixed in place and connected to the power meter. Contact Mister Sparky electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL to schedule installation.
The installation of a standby generator is not a job you can provide. It requires a licensed electrician for the installation. This is due to its requiring electrical wiring, a transfer switch, and the electrical wiring installation 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 expertise and experience to provide a professional standby generator installation.
Contact Mister Sparky for answers to your questions, or to schedule standby generator installation. You can rely on Mister Sparky electrical repair company in Huntsville, AL for reliable electrical installation, service and repair that meets and/or exceeds the industry standards. We serve the North Alabama region. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.