What Is A Whole Home Generator?
Whole home generators are fixed devices that are installed and connected to a home’s electrical system to provide supplemental power to the home when power from the grid is unavailable. These generators have their own fuel source, and can be installed with several features to automate usage such as a transfer switch or remote monitoring device.
Whole home generators are set up to automatically detect and turn on when your home’s electrical power supply goes down. This provides a seamless experience for the home’s occupants, with many not even noticing the transition. Once grid power is restored, the system turns off.
What Will A Home Generator Power?
If you have ever weathered a hurricane or tropical storm in Southwest Florida, you know all to well the importance of having a secondary electrical source to power necessities such as refrigerators, freezers, cooking devices, lights, and more. When determining the load requirements for a whole house generator, we meet with homeowners to understand their energy use requirements to determine what size generator system would be needed to power items requiring electricity in your home.
With the appropriate system installed, we are able to supplement electricity to power your home’s lights, air conditioning system, sump pumps, water heater, refrigerators, fans, pool equipment, and more!
How Do Whole Home Generators Work?
Most whole home standby generators are comprised of 3 main components that allow for functional operation:
Generator: This device is powered by liquid propane or natural gas, and generates power to be distributed to selected systems requiring electricity
Transfer Switch: A transfer switch is a device that allows the safe connection and disconnection of different sources of electricity to an electric load. The responsibility of this switch is to transfer the power responsibilities from your home to your generator.
Service Entrance Breaker: This disconnect protects the main circuit breaker, transfer switch, internal breakers, and generator during the transfer of power.
What Generator Services Do You Provide?
Our team proudly installs, services, and repairs whole home generator systems throughout all of Southwest Florida.
What Is Included In A Turnkey Generator Installation?
At Generators By Design, our turnkey home standby generator packages include everything needed to provide backup power to your home. Our team handles all permitting and scheduling, delivery, and the installation of whole house generator equipment to provide a seamless experience for our customers.
How Long Does Installation Take?
Depending on the complexity of the project, most generator installations take place within a few business days.
Do You Provide A Generator Maintenance Plan?
Yes, our company offers an annual maintenance service plan that includes general maintenance for your generator, along with regular systems monitoring and inspection services. Contact our office today to learn more about this affordable plan!