A generator is a piece of machinery that generates power for a home or business in the event of a localized power outage. A variety of generator types is available depending on your specific needs. Here at M&S Electric in Earleville, Maryland, we install both home and commercial standby generators, and we help you choose whether you need a simple portable generator or a standby unit. We always look for ways to improve upon your ideas and save you money along the way.
We live in an area that sees pretty regular power outages due to east coast hurricanes and summertime thunderstorms. Homeowners in the Earleville area understand the importance of having a backup power source during the power outages that happen with relative frequency after a heavy storm. We’re here to assure you that there is a perfect solution for your home whether you need a whole house generator or a small portable unit for emergencies.
The electrical contractors at M&S Electric are homeowners as well. We understand how important it is to be able to make a baby’s bottle, prepare food for your family, or ensure that a loved one receives their breathing treatment, even during a power outage. Many area homeowners have already installed standby generators that immediately take over once the power goes out.
A power outage costs much more than meets the eye when a grocery store, call center, or other commercial property loses power. A grocery store or restaurant risks losing valuable merchandise in a power outage unless they’re properly equipped with a standby power generator. This is one of many situations in which a portable power generator will not suffice. Commercial properties rely on the ability to continue to generate income if the power is out. A standby generator is the perfect solution.
Portable generators are small, gas powered units that generate enough power to run a small number of things. A 4,000 watt unit, for example, may run a lamp, the television, and a video game console for several hours to help pass the time. They’re the perfect solution for charging the cell phone during an outage. This unit will not, however, power a freezer, refrigerator, stove, or other large appliances for an extended period of time.
A standby generator is one that is installed inside your home or business and continually monitors the power supply. It automatically kicks on when the power goes out, providing a nearly-uninterrupted experience. Standby generators are used in many grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores, and gas stations. The loss of valuable merchandise is simply not acceptable due to a power outage.
A portable generator simply needs a safe spot near your home. There is no real installation process, because they are mobile and may be set up nearly anywhere. Never leave a generator under or inside your home while it is operational. The fumes are very dangerous and potentially deadly. Situate this type of generator outside your home where the fumes will not enter the home when you add fuel or open the door or window for air.
Standby generators are installed in a discrete location on the property and are designed to turn on immediately when the system detects a power outage. They should be installed by a professional electrician because they do connect directly to the structure’s primary power supply.
Thank you for stopping by our website today to learn more about electrical generators and what you can do to maintain power to your home during a power outage. If you’re in Cecil or Kent County, Maryland, or New Castle County, Delaware, and would like to discuss installing a standby power generator in your home or commercial property, call us at 410-392-5220.