Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Archive for the ‘Generators’ Category

How a Generator Is Sized for a Home

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

natural-gas-generatorYou’re thinking about installing a whole home generator in Montclair, NJ in case of a power outage. We think this is an excellent idea. Grid failures can create severe problems for homes, especially in the heights of winter and summer when a household relies on comfort from the HVAC system just to get by. For homes where residents rely on powered medical equipment, a back-up generator can be a literal life-saver.

But once you decide about installing a generator, what’s the next step? Generators come in different “sizes,” meaning how much voltage they supply to a home. You need a generator large enough to meet your needs, but not so large it causes damage or electrical shorts.

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How an Automatic Standby Generator Works

Monday, July 1st, 2019

generator-residentialThe technology of generators has advanced from the days when they were enormous industrial devices to today, when most homes can afford a backup generator that fits on a few square feet of outside property. Modern generators can provide more power and more reliability than ever before, allowing a home to get through an extended power outage with most major appliances and lights still working.

We recommend all homeowners consider having a generator installation—they can be literal lifesavers! And the type of generator we recommend the highest are automatic standby generators. These units take away almost all the work involved in running them and provide extra peace of mind. As soon as there’s a power loss to a home, an automatic standby generator turns itself on to supply the lost electrical voltage. There’s no need to go out in a storm or a freezing night to fumble with getting the generator started.

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Some of the Best Reasons to Consider a Whole-House Generator

Monday, March 11th, 2019

generator-residentialWe offer service to install automatic standby generators capable of powering some or all of the electrical appliances and lights inside a home. We consider this one of the most important jobs we do, because power losses are not only inconvenient, they can be downright dangerous. We recommend most homeowners consider having a whole-house generator installed as an important power backup in case of an extended blackout.

Okay, easy enough to say—but what about the specifics? What are the best reasons to have an automatic standby generator installed?

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How to Avoid Nasty Generator Problems

Monday, September 24th, 2018

generator-maintenanceThere are some things in your home that, if they were to suddenly stop working, you’d be able to function without them. A lightbulb burns out? Not a big deal. No water coming out of your faucet? Inconvenient, but not an emergency. What certainly can be an emergency, though, is if your generator suddenly doesn’t work when you need it to. Generators are emergency systems, after all. They’re what you tend to rely on when everything else is going off the rails. The middle of a hurricane, for example, is a really bad time to discover that your generator isn’t functioning. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to ensure that your generator is as reliable as possible when you need it.

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If Your Generator Is Doing These Things, It Needs Repairs

Monday, May 21st, 2018

generator-maintenanceThere are some systems that you can probably afford to do without if they malfunction. Generators are not one of those things. Your generator is an emergency system. If it malfunctions when you need it, your situation could end up getting quite a bit worse than merely being inconvenient.

The best way to prevent your generator from completely breaking down on you when you need it the most is to schedule preventive maintenance for it at least once a year. This will give your technician the opportunity to make sure that any issues are dealt with before they can get worse. You should make sure to keep watch for any signs that your generator is developing problems between appointments, though. The faster you can recognize an issue and have it fixed, the better off your generator will be. Have a look at the following signs that your generator is in need of repairs.

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Why Generator Maintenance is Important

Monday, September 11th, 2017

generator-maintenanceWith multiple storms of the century occurring in the past week, now seemed a good time to talk about keeping generators in good condition. New Jersey isn’t slated for a major storm on the level of Harvey or Irma, but it doesn’t take a hurricane to shut down the power grid for an extended period of time. The country’s power infrastructure is crumbling just as quickly as the rest of it, and the amount of strain we all place on it is increasing. Chances are, the amount of power outages you’re going to have to deal with are only going to increase over the years. If you have a generator for your home, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s prepared for use at all times. The best way to do that is to schedule professional maintenance on a regular basis.

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Signs Your Generator Needs Repairs

Monday, August 14th, 2017

gas-generatorYou may not think about your generator that often from day to day. After all, you’re only going to be using it a handful of times at most throughout the year. Still, when you do need your generator to work, you really need it. You don’t want to find out that your generator isn’t working properly in the middle of a blackout. So, have a look at the following signs that your generator needs repairs.

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How to Keep Your Generator in Good Shape

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

generatorProlonged power outages are among the most obnoxious issues that affect communities up and down the east coast. Unfortunately, until a massive overhaul of the power grid is conducted, those outages are only going to become more common. Many people would much rather install a generator on their property than roll the dice on having to spend a few hours a year without power. Just because you have a generator installed, though, that doesn’t mean that you’re off the hook.

Generators can develop issues just as often as any other system, and have their own unique issues to consider. If you want to keep your generator in top condition year-round, there is one major step you need to take: schedule preventive maintenance.

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Should I Install a Generator for My Home?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

generator-installationA lot of people in this country would probably like to have a generator installed on their property. They’re pretty convenient things to have, after all. However, having one installed on your property is also a pretty big investment. Before you make the decision to install one for your home, you should consider the pros and cons of doing so. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might want to install a generator.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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