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Florida has led the nation in electrical outages for the last decade. And it's not just during hurricane season; those typical afternoon thunderstorms can also affect your power. A stand by generator can help ease your worries and ensure that your family and home are secure.
That's why we've partnered with Generac, the number one manufacturer of home back up generators. We provide a hassle-free buying experience, from selecting which generator is right for your family to delivery and installation. We also provide annual maintenance, so you'll never need to worry about what to do when the power goes out.
For a limited time, Generac is offering a free seven-year warranty on all Generac generators.* Please call us for more details.
What is a standby generator?
A standby generator - also known as a whole house generator - is a backup for your home's electrical system. It works on its own, so you don't need to worry about coming home to a freezer full of melted ice cream or a house with no air conditioning in the middle of a hot Florida summer.
Why do I need a generator?
Our clients decide to buy a generator for a variety of reasons. Some need back up power to run essential health-related equipment like oxygen tanks or sleep apnea masks. Others worry about their electronics and the growing amount of personal data we keep in our home offices. Still others worry about being without air conditioning or heat during an extended power outage. And some just don't want the inconvenience associated with power outages. Whatever the reason, we can help determine the right generator for your needs.
How does a generator work?
A generator works by keeping an eye on the utility line. If the voltage coming in is interrupted, it tells the transfer switch to get ready. The transfer switch then switches over the home's power to the generator, and the lights (and everything else) come back on within seconds. Once the utility power is back on, the transfer switch switches everything back over to that, and the generator goes back to keeping an eye on things.
How does the generator get its power?
By using gas. If your home has natural gas, it connects to that. If you have propane - or if you don't have gas at all - we can help you work with the local propane utilities to install an exterior gas tank.
Why should I get a standby generator and not a portable one?
Portable generators are certainly useful, but they can't manage the load that a standby generator can. They can generally run your refrigerator and maybe a couple of fans and lights, but they can't handle a whole house - or your air conditioning or health and safety equipment. They're also noisy, and it's cumbersome and time-consuming to have to add fuel and run extension cords throughout the house and garage. There is also a greater risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable generator.
Can I just buy a generator and hook it up?
Not really. It would be like buying an air conditioner and installing that on your own. We don't recommend it - and the city and county would probably have something to say about that idea, too. You need an expert for the installation, and that's where we come in. We've done this before, so we know the ins and outs of the county regulations, what permits are necessary, and how to install it safely and correctly. All you have to do is sit back and watch us work.
You've convinced me. What do I need to do next?
If you're interested in purchasing a standby generator - or want further information - give us a call or email us. We'll set a time to meet with you and discuss your specific needs.
*Seven year parts and labor warranty offered by Generac. Terms and conditions apply; call or email for details.