The idea of a residential generator is often accompanied by visions of running outdoors in dangerous storms to start it up. Sounds of a roaring engine accompany the next part of this visualization since that’s what most portable generators use to produce their power. Finally, there is the matter of fuel. With a portable system, fueling often involves standing there in the rain and lightning with a can of gas trying to hit a little input hole.
We carry a wide range of residential generators including lines from:
- GE Residential Generators
- Generac Residential Generators
- Kohler Residential Generators
- Cummins Residential Generators
- Winco Residential Generators
If you’ve been looking for a way out of all of this without just foregoing having electricity, you’re in luck. Permanently installed residential generators eliminate all of the hassle for Wisconsin residents. Here are some of the ways they do this:
Permanent Generators Activate Themselves
This is a huge benefit for people who are tired of trying to connect portable systems while storms are raging. A permanent system doesn’t need manual activation at all. Instead, it is professionally connected to your house’s electrical system, and it will automatically switch that system over to generator power when the time comes. All you need to do is sit inside, wait 5-10 seconds, and smile as the lights come back on.
Put Your Gas Can Away – Permanent Generators Are Connected to a Fuel Source
Permanent generators don’t need you to run outside and fill them full of gas. They are attached to a far more trouble-free fuel source. Which fuel they use depends on their design. The most convenient is natural gas, and if you have this design, it’ll be connected directly to a gas line. Another option is LP gas, which is fed to it from an onsite tank. Finally, there is the option of diesel fuel. The diesel is kept in a large onsite tank, so there’s no need to rush outside every time a storm comes. Simply fill up that tank while the weather is nice, and you’ll be all set when the generator cycles on.
Throw Out Your Ear Plugs – Permanent Generators Can be Very Quiet
Though all generators make noise, permanently installed ones are far quieter than the portable variety. That’s because they can be installed inside of noise-dampening cabinets. Metal cabinets are standard because they protect the equipment from corrosion. Noise-dampening varieties ensure that your house – and those of your neighbors – won’t end up sounding like an airport when the machine runs.
Permanent Generators Automatically React to the Return of Power
There’s no need to fear wasting fuel or suffering electrical accidents when the power comes back on. Sensors inside of a generator’s electrical panel will detect the return of energy, and once the current is back to the needed levels, the system will automatically switch the house back to line power.
Generator Control Systems React Quickly
Typically, a permanent generator will start reacting to a significant drop in current or a complete loss of power within just three seconds. Then, the system will key up and become ready to go. After just a few more seconds, the generator goes ahead and starts. Soon after that, it automatically switches the house’s power system off of the line and over to itself.
Once line power is restored, the generator reacts just as quickly. It will return the house to line power only a second or two after sufficient current is detected.
This fast reaction speed ensures that the residents of the house suffer as little inconvenience as possible. The initial few seconds will be no more than a blip in the day.
As you can see, there are far better ways to keep the power on than to use a loud, dangerous portable generator. Contact us to learn more about our permanently-installed backup power options and find out which one is best for your household. Be sure to check out our reviews.