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Portable Generators in Montclair, NJ

Not everyone needs to have an enormous generator for their home, capable of powering the entire building for hours or days at a time. Sometimes, you just need to keep a few systems running, or maybe just the lights on. For this purpose, it’s a great idea to have a portable generator handy. Even with portable generators, though, you should only have a professional handle all of their installation and maintenance needs. You don’t want to have the system malfunction when you need it the most.

Anderson Electric Corp. installs, repairs, and maintains portable generators throughout Montclair, NJ. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed electricians. With 20 years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training, you can count on our team to find a solution to power your home, no matter how big or how small.


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Why Choose a Portable Generator for Your Montclair Home?

Portable generators may not be powerful enough to generate backup power for an entire home. They do require refueling after use, and you may need to go through some trouble to get your generator set up after a power outage if it does not have a transfer switch. Still, there are a number of reasons you may prefer a portable generator over a larger system:

  • Cost: A larger, whole house standby system is going to cost quite a bit more, on average, than a portable generator system.
  • Space: Portable generators are small enough that they can be stored in most garages. Standby systems must be installed outside, and the equipment is larger and often more obtrusive than standard central AC equipment. This is a deal breaker for some homeowners, who would prefer to keep their generators out–of–sight.
  • Fuel: Most whole–house generators need their own natural gas line, which means installing a pipe from the municipal gas main onto your property. For some, that’s too cost prohibitive. For others, it’s not even possible, as there are no gas mains leading to the property.

A portable generator cannot match the output of a larger system; it’s true. However, for those that use them, they really don’t need to. We often recommend standby generators, but sometimes a portable generator is more than enough to stay comfortable until the power comes back on fully.

Call for Portable Generator Maintenance Services in Montclair, NJ

You should always trust a professional electrician to install your portable generator for you, considering how dangerous electrical work can be. However, you also need to have the system professionally checked every year, or every 200 hours of usage (whichever comes first). This will ensure that your generator remains in top condition for when you need it most. No one wants to have their generator fail on them in the middle of a blackout.

Anderson Electric Corp. installs and services portable generators throughout Montclair, NJ. We can provide routine maintenance, troubleshooting, generator replacement and upgrades, or whatever you may need to keep yours running smoothly. Call our licensed electricians, with over 20 years of providing quality electrical work as well as our values: "Safety, dependability, service."

Contact us today to schedule generator services in Montclair, NJ and the surrounding area.