As of the publishing of this article, it is the very beginning of hurricane season in South Florida, the home region of MTS Power Products. Many people prepare by reinforcing small stockpiles of dried goods, batteries, and candles. One of the most effective things you can do to prep for any kind of weather event is to invest in a quality power generator. These pieces of equipment can truly make or break your experience following a storm. If you are looking into different standby emergency generators, know that the make matters. MTS has been a leading storm generator dealer and parts manufacturer for more than 30 years. We have been trusted nationally to provide backup power services to both residential and commercial properties.
What Is A Standby Generator?
A standby generator is a backup power source that automatically assumes control of the power when an outage is detected. Instead of extended power loss, you will only experience a moment of darkness as your property’s power load is transferred to the generator. This is accomplished through the use of a Genset accompanied by an automatic transfer switch. This is the device that detects electricity loss and switches the power source.
An automatic transfer switch is remarkably important and, as such, it should be regularly tested and maintenanced. If your switch does need replacing, McPherson Controls- our in house manufacturer- has options compatible with both our custom gensets and top models from leading generator brands.
Benefits Of A Standby Generator
You never know in which exact moment your mainline power will fail. If this happens in the midst of a storm, it could be dangerous to manually activate your generator for many hours. Every minute that you cannot get your power source, there is an opportunity for a mishap. Standbys relieve you of this worry completely. So long as you maintain and test your generator as recommended, you can rest assured that you will be covered in the event of an emergency.
During longer power outages, you can begin to quickly rack up expenses. Perishable foods are usually the first thing on everyone’s mind. Ideally, you will have some time to prepare for a storm and stock up on nonperishables. But if an outage catches you unexpectedly or happens in the middle of the night, you may lose hundreds on fridge and freezer foods alone.
Especially in the wake of a storm, being able to communicate with friends in loved ones is extremely important. An emergency standby generator ensures that you are not cut off from assistance and reassurance when you need it most. Being able to connect after a storm is important for young people, too. Many schools rely on online distance learning applications to teach and assign work. Concessions are not always fairly made for those without internet access. Having steady power will ensure that your child’s education is not derailed by a storm.
As you can see, the numerous benefits of standby emergency generators truly make them a worthwhile investment for almost any property. MTS has options ranging in size, load capabilities, and fuel type to ensure every customer can find the right fit. Contact us today so we can help you keep the lights on.