What is a standby generator?
A standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically. Within seconds of a utility outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator.
What fuels a standby generator?
A standby generator is fueled directly from natural gas supply or propane.
Do standby generators require maintenance?
Yes. Standby generators require annual service or after 200 run hours. Suggested services include an oil change, new air filter, spark plugs, and a valve lash adjustment.
How do i know what size generator to install?
The size of standby generator typically depends on which circuits are chosen (by customer) to power up in the event of an outage. This can mean essentials such as heat, water, refrigeration, security & lighting to whole house options with air conditioning included.