What is an automatic backup generator?
An automatic backup generator is a backup electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After stable utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage.
Can an automatic backup generator replace utility service?
It would not be practical for every day use. Fuel costs for your generator would be far greater than buying power from the utility company. Cost for utility provided electricity is divided among thousands of customers, rather than one consumer.
Are generators available for off grid applications?
Generators are available for use in off grid applications such as remote housing or business; however, they work best in conjunction with renewable energy such as solar power. Renewable energy helps to offset fuel consumption and provide cleaner energy.
How long does the process take?
Generally the process can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. This includes the submittal, review, and issuance of the permit, as well as the installation and inspection process. This is not a concrete time frame; some municipalities are faster than others. Please rest assured that we will guide you through the process and advise you of the progress of the installation.
Do the generators have to be maintained?
Yes, simple maintenance is required. The service for a generator is comparable to servicing a vehicle. Proper service and inspection ensures maximum performance for years of reliable service and maintains warranty. Preventative maintenance kits are available and annual maintenance contracts for a worry-free ownership experience.
How much does a standby generator installation cost?
Price varies with size, installation requirements, location of generator, and many other factors. Contact us today for a quick estimate!