Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Automatic Standby Generators’

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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Generator Options to Consider for Your Home

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The country’s infrastructure is aging, including its power grid. This is causing all kinds of problems, including making power outages more frequent. If you’re living in an area with frequent power outages, you don’t have to just resign yourself to dealing with it. Installing a generator is a great way to prepare your home for power outages. If you think you need to install a generator in your home, but you aren’t sure which type would fit your needs best, have a look below.

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