In September of 2017, more than 1.5 million people in Georgia lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Some did not have electricity restored for several days. In an emergency, a generator can fill essential electric needs and help a family get back to normal sooner. But for safe generator use, it’s best to consult a professional electrician. For a trusted Atlanta generator expert, contact Aardvark Electric, Inc. Because we are dedicated to providing products that our customers can rely on for years to come, we are proud to exclusively offer Briggs & Stratton brand generators. With a wide range of options, we can help you choose the right model for your household and get you ready to handle any emergency.
Call us at (404) 737-6638 and start considering your generator options.
Though generators vary in size, fuel, and power capacity, they can be divided into the two main categories of standby and portable generators:
A standby generator is installed outside your home. It can turn on automatically when your power fails, meaning that you do not have to be home for it to activate. Typically, a permanent generator runs on propane or natural gas, and is usually more expensive than portable generators.
Portable generators can use propane, natural gas, or even gasoline, but must be placed outside to disperse carbon monoxide. Appliances can be plugged directly into a portable generator, but to run something like your hot water heater that’s wired into your house, you will need a professionally installed transfer switch, which will go next to your home circuit breaker.
If you’ve decided you want a generator, there are still options to consider. What model you choose will depend on your needs and preferences. One of our qualified Atlanta generator experts can help you make your decision, so you find the perfect solution for your home.
When considering a generator purchase, ask yourself these questions:
Do you want the power capacity to run everything in your house, or only essential functions, like a water heater or refrigerator?
Where will your generator go? A permanent generator is, as you might guess, permanent, and needs a dedicated space in your yard. A portable generator can be stored in a garage or shed, but will need room outside when in use.
Will you be able to run a portable generator’s cord to a transfer switch next to your circuit breaker?
Do you already have access to propane or natural gas to fuel your generator?
What kind of service or maintenance does the generator need to operate efficiently?
Whether you want to install a permanent generator to have on standby for emergencies or you need a transfer switch safely installed for use with a portable generator, Aardvark Electric, Inc. can help. Our highly skilled experts can help you consider your home and your needs, answer any questions you may have, and ensure the job is done right. If you’re not satisfied, we’ll make it right, or you’ll have your money back, guaranteed.
When it comes to emergencies, you know it’s a matter of when, not if. But when the crisis hits and your backup power comes safely on, you’ll be glad you chose Aardvark Electric, Inc.