Standby Generators

Standby Generators: Be Prepared

What would you do if there was a power outrage?

Imagine you are in the middle of a heat wave or a snow storm?

Are you prepared to tackle it in an efficient manner?

If you don’t have an effective solution yet, it is high time that you get some power backup; in other words a generator. So, you needn’t worry about whether you and the family would have to bear the scorching heat or bitter cold in a power outage. Either way, you should have some or other kind of power backup, that would help you sail through this period. Apart from that you can get a peaceful and goodnight sleep, keeping in mind the fact that your home security system is completely operational. Also, you won’t have to worry about the food in your refrigerator getting spoiled or your computer crashing. Therefore, the most fitting solution to your current problem would be to get a standby generator.

All you need to do is to call and set up an appointment with Butterworth Electric and one of our professional electricians and we will arrange to set up an inspection such that the installation of the standby generator is done keeping in mind all the local rules and regulations.

If you are able to operate standby generators in a proper manner, then it would certainly help keep you and your family safe. However, you need to exercise caution that you don’t injure yourself or meet with an accident because of handling the generator in the wrong way. Here are a few tips that would help keep you safe and sound at the same time it will help you run the generator in the right way whenever it is required.

Generator Tips

Ensure that you read and follow the instructions given in the instruction manual.

Operate the generator only when you are outdoors.

Set up a carbon monoxide detector at each floor level and all bedrooms.

Keep in mind the wattage limitation of the generator and don’t exceed the limit.

Make sure that proper connections are made in the generator

Don’t use the generator if it is cracked or if there is a leakage in oil, gas or fuel or any other fuel, as this can be dangerous.

Generator Maintainence

Always unplug the generator when it is not in use, as it can protect you from serious danger.

Ensure that you have a stockpile of fuel that would be enough in case a power outage takes place.

You should run the generator regularly so that you can ensure that it operates well.

Protect it from dust, dirt and moisture.

Don’t use contaminated or stale gasoline.

Place the generator only on flat surfaces.

Now that you know about the various benefits of using a home standby generator, call and make an appointment with Butterworth Electric to get one installed.