In virtually any part of the state and the country, having a backup power source is becoming a significant consideration for homeowners. In the winter, there are more significant storms that blow down power lines due to wind, snow, and ice. In the summer months, high winds, torrential rains, and even more significant types of storms can also impact the power grid.
Having a generator at your home is the easiest way to have a backup power system. There are two general types of generators for residential use. These are the portable generator and the whole house generator. There is a third type of generator, known as an inverter generator, that is typically used for single types of applications or for very low energy demand applications, which can be ideal for camping, RVs, or for shops.
What is a Portable Generator?
As the name implies, a portable generator is typically mounted on a frame with wheels. They are designed to be easily moved, but they can also be positioned in a central location to provide automatic switching and cycling on of the generator when the main power goes out.
A portable generator is smaller than a whole house or standby generator. These generators will not run everything in the house, but they can be designed to allow you to operate the most important systems in the home. This typically includes any medical equipment, lights, refrigerator, and freezer, as well as other low energy use types of appliances and electrical devices.
It is important to choose the correct size of portable generator based on the number of electrical appliances that need to operate during the power outage. The professionals at Nalset Electrical Services are here to assist you in choosing the right size of portable generator for your home.
We provide full installation services for all the portable generators we sell. The first step is to choose the correct location with an easy connection to the main breaker box of the home. Our electrician will determine the best location and then develop a pad area for the portable generator.
We do this by clearing the area, adding up to three inches of crushed stone, and then a concrete pad to form a firm, secure base. Next, we place the generator on the pad, connect the fuel line, and install the transfer switch. This is the automatic system that turns the generator on when the power goes out. Finally, we test the system, ensuring everything is fully operational and ready to provide your home with energy should the power fail.
For assistance in choosing a portable generator or having a generator installed, call us at 455-888-0458.