Today, more and more homes are turning into buying standby generators in order to protect them from any kind of power grid problems that may arise either as a result of disasters or because of the normal power interruptions. This privilege was however in the past thought as a luxury for the wealthier which of course is not the case since the average earning citizens can also afford them. By way of example, Austin has seen a large surge in backup generator interest due to living in earthquake country. Most people always look for other means to help them live their life comfortably.
Perhaps it may be a good thing to explain what led to the development of standby generators. A standby generator unit is made up of a generator that has the size of the air conditioner and which is kept outside the house. A generator is majorly located near the main electrical panel of the house.Generators are best installed on a cement pad for proper stability. For the generator to be automatic it has to be connected to the main electrical unit by using a transfer switch. Moreover, it is important to understand that the transfer switch is installed in order to act like a traffic cop. When power is working fine through your local utility, such as PG&E in the Austin Bay Area, the transfer switch routes the PG&E power into your main electrical panel. Sometimes, electricity power supply may be interrupted, in cases like this, the transfer switches routes itself on the generator and switches it automatically to run. Automatic power up and transfer is key to a complete system. when one makes the system to be automatic, they do not have to be around in order for the system to work. Systems can be sized to cover all of your house needs, or just a portion of your electrical requirements.
Where does standby generator power come from? There are some major source of gas and this include natural gas, diesel as well as propane gas. The most common application for residential use is propane gas (LP…think BBQ tank). A standalone propane tank can power a good size house for three to five days with the right generator.
There are those still questioning the wisdom of buying a stand by generator for their home. The reason is this, natural calamities are prone to this area and so it may be a good thing to guard ourselves against any undesirable incidence. Fires and storms can cause multi day power outages. If any of this instances happen, it would be a good thing if your family had the comfort of knowing they have something in store. It is not pleasant to live without electricity for a day leave alone for a number of days. Power loss may lead to security breaches for unwanted people to get into your house as well as loss as a result of food going bad.