Generators

Automatic Power Backup

Keep the Power On
A permanently installed home backup generator protects your home automatically. They run on natural gas or liquid propane fuel, and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. A home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items.

    • Automatic Operation
    • Refueling Not Necessary
    • Power Directly to Your Home

Did you know? The leading cause of lost power is strong storms, which are responsible for 47% of power outages. Equipment failure causes 34%, while 12% are due to snow and ice storms during the winter months. The remaining 7% is due to unknown causes.

How long will it take for my backup generator to start?

Backup generators are installed to provide seamless power in the event of an outage and will turn on automatically when your power goes out.

Can I run my generator as my main source of power?

No. Your generator should be used as a temporary power source during emergencies. It is best used to keep essential appliances running when your main source of power is unavailable.

 

Already have a portable generator? Consider a transfer switch or Interlock Kit.

  • A transfer switch eliminates the risk of back-feeding the electrical utility which can cause injury to workers and property damage. 
  • You can run selected appliances such as a AC, water heater & well pump (which cannot be run with standard extension cords).
  • The transfer switch allows you to manually transfer each of these loads separately whenever you need them.
  • Only one connection to make—plugging one end of a cable into the portable generator and the other into a dedicated box connected to the transfer switch.

Did you know? From 2005 to 2017 more than 900 people died of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning while using portable generators, according to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Safety Guidelines: Never operate a generator indoors. Position a portable generator at least 20 feet from your home with the exhaust directed away from your house, as well as any windows, doors, air-conditioners, and other structures. Never use extension cords that are cut or missing a ground.