Aurore Labrosse Home Generator July 01st, 2018 - 14:12:06
These are larger more expensive versions of portable generators but the extra price has a reason; these can be used to power your entire household in the event of a power outage. They are installed in a permanent place in your home and can be directly wired into your homes mains and directly wired into your gas supply or have its own supply. They are clever home generator and can be made to step in automatically to provide electricity once it detects a power outage.
With the advancement in technology an auto transfer switch is also available that can sense a power outage isolate electrical wiring from main supply and start the home generator unit automatically. Similarly when the power is restored such a system will connect you back to the main line and will cut off the generator. Since the operation is fully automated you dont have to be present to start or stop the home generator. Keep in mind that the typical time of automatic system switching is 10 to 30 seconds. In order to keep working uninterrupted on devices like computers etc. you many need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) along with the home generator to avoid any data loss.
Home generator prices can vary but with its importance during a power outage you will realize that the cost that you paid for it is worth the benefits that it can provide to you. There is no need to worry during power outages or outside of the house activities because you have a back up source of electricity that will instantly supply you with what you need during power interruptions.
The installation of any home generator system that requires electric power is not recommended for the novice. If you are not qualified to install the breaker box and the transfer switch then hire a qualified electrician. Please always read the safety manual that comes with your generator. Generators are very useful tools but require safe handling in order to prevent serious injury or even death. Following strict guidelines for generator use will prevent injury to yourself and others.