In recent years there has been a surge in automatic generator sales throughout the United States. The primary reason has been clear.
With more natural emergencies such as hurricanes, tropical storms, and more occurring in various places throughout the United States, Americans have become interested in staying prepared. These natural disasters often cause power outages that can last weeks and even longer.
Installing an emergency backup generator is no longer a luxury and have become surprisingly affordable. Continue reading to learn more about staying prepared with automatic standby generators and how they can benefit people in a number of ways. If you have any further questions or wish to learn more, be sure to visit MTS Power Products today.
How an Automatic Standby Generator Works
The way automatic generators function and deliver emergency power is a fairly simple process. The generator is installed near the main electrical panel of a house. An automatic transfer switch connects the generator to the main electrical panel.
The transfer switch controls when the generator is activated and is in use. When the transfer switch detects that the main power supply has been cut, it immediately activates the standby generator and emergency power.
The automatic generator provides peace of mind no matter the weather conditions. Typically, these generators are about the size of an air conditioning unit.
A cement pad beneath the system allows the generator to remain stable. Generators are designed to withstand a number of weather and climate conditions ensuring your family remains safe and comfortable during an emergency.
Generator Fuel Sources
Emergency backup generators are powered by a number of fuel sources that include natural gas, propane gas, and diesel fuel. Each fuel source has its own pros and cons. However, natural gas is the most common fuel source for residential emergency generator sets.
A licensed general contractor will be able to assist you in choosing the best model for your home. Typically, you will require a building permit to install an automatic generator.
Investing In Standby Generators
In South Florida, we understand better than most how disruptive tropical storms and hurricanes can be. Even passing thunderstorms can cause disruptions to the electrical grid leaving you and your family in the dark.
Installing a standby generator is an investment with long term benefits. A loss of power is far more than a nuisance. The South Florida heat can cause a home to become uninhabitable.
Food and necessary medicines will also spoil that will not only cost you money on parished foods but could put family members in jeopardy. An automatic generator ensures that regardless of how disruptive an emergency may be your family will remain safe and save you money.
Emergency standby generators are not only a convenient and safe investment, but it is also a smart one.
MTS Power Products
MTS Power Products is South Florida’s best source for the highest quality automatic generators and other power products. We are proud to manufacturer custom generator sets using top engine brands including Mitsubishi Motors, GM Motors, John Deere, and more. Contact us today to learn why we are the best in the industry and how we can help you.