Choose the Right Size and Model that Best Fits your Needs
Reliable Power Systems recently installed a 20kw Generac standby generator with two automatic transfer switches in The Bridges Community located in Delray Beach, Florida.
There may be quite a few things in the one short sentence that makes you wonder what we’re talking about. What’s an automatic transfer switch? 20kw? How do I know if that’s the size I would need for my home? What’s a standby generator? What makes Generac stand out?
No worries – we will answer all of your questions in order to help you decide which type of generator is best for your needs.
What’s an automatic transfer switch? An ATS transfers power from a standard source – like utility – to emergency power – like a generator – when the household utilities fail. The transfer switch senses when the power is interrupted on the line and signals the engine panel to start up. When your standard power comes on, the ATS transfers power back to the utility and shuts the generator down.
How do I know what size generator I would need for my home? The first thing you have to figure out is how much you want to power on in case of an outage. Do you want just the essentials, or all of your lights and electronics? It’s a smart idea to make a list of the items you want powered, then start a running wattage of those items. Once you know the total power requirements, you’ll have a good idea of what size and wattage generator you will need.
What’s a standby generator? Standby generators are most often used in emergency situations, like power outages. They are ideal for applications that have a utility power source, because they are not running all the time. That’s the beauty of standby generators – they only come on when they are needed. If the power ever goes out, it will kick on; and when power is restored, it senses it and shuts back down.
What makes Generac generators stand out? It is one of the most powerful air-cooled generators on the market today, providing whole house power protection. In addition to essential circuit coverage, this unit can back up multiple air conditioners and remaining rooms in your home, like an office or a study.
If you have any further questions about generators, or would like to have one installed, call Reliable Power Systems today!