In protecting your house and appliances from any sudden power fluctuations, a standby generator can be an invaluable help. Unexpected power surges, electrical storms, even faulty wiring can end up damaging some critical systems around the house. Appliances that require continuous alimentation are especially at risk in the case of a power outage that lasts for more than a few hours. A generator can make sure you are covered in case of any unexpected problem and will provide continuous power, thus saving your electronics from taking any damage in case of surges.
Such a generator usually uses an electric motor to convert mechanical energy into electrical, which is then used to power any type of outside source the generator is connected to. These devices serve as an ‘off-the gird’ power grid in case of any unexpected outages. They are more and more common, being used by people who are either trying to keep the electrical wiring in their house safe or even as a main power source, in case the property is not tied into any local or national grid.
What Is a Standby Generator?
A standby generator is an autonomous electrical back-up system, designed to take over in supplying power to any sort of structure or circuit, if the default system shuts down abruptly. This mechanism operates through a programmable transfer switch, which becomes active if it detects a power outage. In that case, the switch signals the generator to come online, essentially transferring the electrical load to another source. The same switch will also return the generator to sleep mode once the power grid is back up.
There are many advantages to having such a system, both for commercial and private use. Anything from security feeds, to alarm systems, and even simple electronics like refrigerators or PCs can benefit from a standby generator. Not only this, but certain building codes require the use of such intervention mechanisms, to assure the smooth functioning of important instruments like life support equipment, fire systems, elevators or critical lightening.
Designed to fit a wide range of needs, these devices can come in an array of sizes and be powered by a variety of fuels, like natural or liquid propane gas or diesel. Even more important, there are different designs that only work with either alternative or direct current, so creating a match between your home’s electrical system and a generator is the most important first step.
Today, more and more people are starting to see the benefits of having such units installed and the demand for them is on the rise.
How Live Electric Can Help You
Benefitting from its experience with electrical systems, Live Electric offers top services, including professional generator installation. We are fast and efficient in both offering consultations, to make sure you are aware of the best options for your property, but also in installing standby generators. We operate in York, Pennsylvania, bringing the best electrical service work to our clients.
If you would like to get rid of any potential electrical problem that power outages can cause, we are available to offer both information and professional services in installing a standby generator. We are also proud to offer very competitive prices and prompt assistance. We can assist you in making the perfect choice for your property and we have experience with this type of installation for both residential and commercial spaces. We have the skill and know-how to install any type of electrical generator, and our previous projects recommend us.
Give us a call today and let’s discuss how we can improve your electrical system as well.