The clouds are rolling over, lightning is striking and the power just went out! Now what? Don’t worry! As long as your generator is well maintained, it should kick on in seconds- so soon you won’t even have to worry about the lights going out or trying to remember where your flashlight is!
When a customer is shopping around for a generator, they usually chose one by their maximum and rated power. Have you ever wondered about the process a generator goes through? Well, residential generators start and stop automatically unlike portable generators. There is no need for extension cords or refueling.
First, the transfer switch monitors the voltage coming from the utility.
Secondly, when the power fails or drops below an acceptable level, the generator will automatically start on its own and the transfer switch shifts your power from the utility to the generator.
Your home is then filled with electricity until the power restores. Once that happens, the transfer switch will automatically transfer your power from the generator to the utility. Then your generator will shut down on its own until your next power outage.
When shopping for a generator- it is always important to get the right size by determining how much power you will need. Also, it is a good idea to decide if you want you basic coverage or whole house coverage. Basic coverage is just the basic electrical necessities to get you by until the power comes back on; otherwise, whole house coverage is having everything electrical covered in your home. It is best to consult with your generator dealer if you are unsure on sizing.
Advanced Electrical Services now sells Kohler and Generax generators. We are here to assist you with getting the best generator that is fit for you and your home’s needs. Check out our inventory online at www.findbestelectriciansomaha.com or call us for any generator questions you may have!