Preparing For Blackouts With Automatic Backup Generators
You may not think much about whether you will have electricity to use on any given day. But the fact is that the electrical power to your home can go out at any time. Think about food spoiling, heating, lights, and the other things that are actually necessities today. Will you be prepared during a power outage that lasts longer than a few hours? The risk of this happening is very real no matter where you live but even greater in coastal regions like Orlando.
Whether it’s the result of severe weather or an increasingly unstable and overburdened electrical grid, power outages are inconvenient, to say the least. But they can also be costly and potentially dangerous, and even fatal if you rely on medical equipment. Automatic backup generators installed into your Orlando’s home’s electrical system will provide the ideal solution. This gives you the means to have safe, reliable, automatic power so you can live your life as usual during outages.
Sizing The Generator To Install
Automatic generators come in a wide range of sizes all the way from extremely powerful commercial and industrial generators down to small systems that only provide enough power for lights, kitchen appliances, and outlets. Even the smallest automatic generator is much better than a portable generator that has to be constantly refueled and turned on manually. Plus, they are also much quieter to the point where you won’t even know some models are actually running.
Your Orlando electrician will help you choose the right sized generator based on your needs and will then install it for you. You’ll have advice about the different makes and models you can choose so you have just what you need during a blackout.
- Reliable Performance
- Automatic Transitioning To Backup Power
- Quiet Operation
- Quick Response Time To Turn On
Installing An Automatic Generator
If your generator uses propane fuel, it will typically have either one or two 100-gallon storage tanks involved for the installation, so there needs to be space for the tanks too. Generally, a generator can be installed near the electrical service to the house in a 5′ x 3′ area which is 2.5 feet tall, but it depends.
When looking for the right location for the generator, it needs to be installed on flat ground near the electrical panel. It should also be in an area where the exhaust will not leach into the home, preferably where the wind will carry it away. They have to be at least five feet from any type of opening including doors, windows, and soffit vents. They can’t be installed within 3 feet of a wall or flammable materials, anywhere under an awning or overhang, breezeway, recesses blocked by shrubbery or trees. Generators shouldn’t be installed near traffic, pets, or people.