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This vendor offers a wide
selection of Generators, including Generac Guardian Plus, QuietSource
generators. These models are versatile and durable products that are
suitable for residential, commercial, and small business applications.
These emergency generators can be run on either liquid propane or natural
gas and are available in both liquid and air cooled models. This vendor
also offers a line of home generator transfer switches in both
200 Amp models
to accommodate most applications. If you are interested in any of the
Generac portable or RV generators please call for pricing and availability.
The information provided is merely intended to serve as a tip to the generator purchasing cycle. We nor our vendor partner cannot be held liable for any experience that deviates from what is listed below.
Q: What is the process I will have to go through to get a generator installed and ready for back-up?
A: The generator process typically involves:
1. Site Survey by a licensed electrician
Q: What should I consider when choosing a generator?
A: Get a generator that is rated for the amount of power that you can determine you will need.Look at the labels on lighting, appliances, and equipment you plan to connect to the generator to determine the amount of power that will be needed to operate the equipment. Choose a generator that produces more power than will be drawn by the combination of lighting, appliances and equipment you plan to connect to the generator including the initial surge when it is turned on.
Q: How much outdoor space do I need for the generator?
A: Make sure you have adequate safe space outdoors to run the generator. In order to provide proper ventilation, some generators require 3-5’ distance on all sides of the generator – check your generator manual for specifics.
Q: Is there someone that can help me decide what generator I need?
A: If you cannot determine any of the above call your local certified generator dealer and ask for a site survey – an electrician will be able to help you make these determinations. You may also use an online Generator Selector which contains wattage estimates for many common household appliances; including AC units, tools, refrigerators and even pressure washers.
Q: What is included with the generator?
A: It is important to find out what does and does not come with the generator you are purchasing e.g. Transfer switch, composite pad (if not, cement slab may need to be poured, which may require a building permit being pulled), battery etc.
Q: Will there be any other costs that I might incur?
A: Other than the cost of the generator, additional costs that you may incur include:
* Installation cost
Generators come with an installation or owners manual. Be sure to always make reference to the manual if you have any doubts.
Q: How long does a generator take to install?
A: It takes approximately eight to ten hours to install a standby generator. This would be subject to a site survey. Installation includes engine break-in and initial oil and filter change.
Q: Does a generator need maintenance?
A: Depending on how often power goes out the engine oil and filter will need to be changed once per year or more.
Q: What is the difference between running watts and starting watts?
A: Running watts are the continuous watts needed to keep items running. Starting watts, are extra watts needed for two or three seconds to start motor-driven products like a refrigerator or AC unit.
Q: How can I determine the running or the starting watt requirement for a tool or appliance?
A: First check the data plate on the tool appliance, if the running watts are not listed. Use this equation:
Watts = Volts x Amp