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Standby Generator Services in Chelmsford, MA
The majority of backup generators are manually operated. When the power goes out in your home, you have to walk out to the generator and start it up before it can begin supplying power. This is all well and good for most people. A flashlight, a couple of minutes of inconvenience, and you’re back to whatever you were doing before the power outage. In some cases, however, a power outage can pose a serious threat that can’t wait a couple of minutes. If you have medical equipment, web servers, or other sensitive appliances in your home, losing power for even a short time could be disastrous. That’s where standby generators come in. Call us today to schedule standby generator services in Chelmsford, MA and the surrounding area.
Ryan Gath Electric provides standby generator services throughout Chelmsford, MA and the surrounding areas.
Standby Generator Installation in Chelmsford, MA and the Surrounding Area
Standby generators are just generators that come on automatically during a power outage. They accomplish this through the use of a switch, which bridges the gap between them and the circuit panel. When the power goes out, the switch flips and starts up the generator. There is a delay of only a few seconds between the time the power goes out and when the emergency power comes on. Other than the automatic switch, installing a standby generator is much the same as any other generator. First, the generator is wired into the home’s electrical grid. Then, the fuel source is hooked up to the generator. This can be as simple as hooking up a propane tank or as complicated as laying a new natural gas line, depending on the fuel that you generator runs on. Regardless, however, installing a standby generator is not something a homeowner can do on his or her own. You’re going to need a team of professionals to take care of your standby generator installation for you.
What are the Advantages of a Standby Generator?
As previously mentioned, the biggest advantage of a standby generator over other types of generators is that it activates automatically. Even if a power outage isn’t necessarily a life or death situation for you, you may want to consider a standby generator just for the sake of convenience. Depending on when the power goes out, the very last thing you probably want to do is trudge outside to start up the generator. This is especially true during inclement weather, like snow storms. With standby generators, you never have to leave the comfort of your home to benefit from emergency power.
Standby Generator Repairs
As with all generators, standby generators need the occasional repairs. You’ll want to keep an eye out for certain signs that indicate your standby generator needs professional repair. Watch for any leaking or pooling liquid around the generator. That could be a sign that your generator is leaking fuel or coolant, neither of which is a good thing. You should also make sure that the generator is always in "auto" mode, and that it doesn’t trip a breaker during operation, as can sometimes happen.
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