5 Common Questions about Generators in Palm Beach

Posted On: January 21, 2016

At Reliable Power Systems, we get a lot of questions thrown our way about generators in Palm Beach, and understandably so. We certainly don’t expect our customers to automatically become generator experts once they install one in their home, so we’re always willing to answer any burning question. Besides, as far as we’re concerned, knowledge is the true source of power. The more you know about generator, the more you can sustain a steady flow of power coming into your home!

Our team of electricians are equipped with vast knowledge on home power, much thanks to their years of installing generators of all sizes across homes in Palm Beach. This experience lends itself greatly to giving advice and information to customers, especially when it comes to teaching the basics of home power. They can even handle the tough questions with relative ease, so never be afraid to call up Reliable Power Systems and quiz them!

Generators in Palm Beach: 5 Common Questions

Of course, there are some questions we get more than others. Here are 5 of the most common asked by our customers:

  1. What is the difference between a backup and standby generator? A standby generator is a permanently installed system that runs on natural gas or propane. On other hand, a backup generator is run by a gas engine that can wheeled into position and plugged into a transfer switch.
  2. What can be powered by a generator? A generator can power a wide range of circuits. The circuits most beneficial of generator power include a first-floor bathroom, refrigerators, furnaces, garage door openers, well pumps, and sump pumps. Consult with an electrician about what circuits in your home need power.
  3. How can you reduce the noise of your generator? Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to reduce the loud noise of a generator. The most you can do is reduce the amount of circuits your generator is powering.
  4. How far should generators be kept from a building? Your generator should at least be kept 10 feet away from your home. This will lower the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home and keep the generator’s hot muffler from melting your home’s vinyl siding.
  5. What size of generator do you need? When considering generator size, don’t think of physical size. Instead, think of the size of your generator’s electrical capacity. Consider the amount of circuits in your home in need of power, and purchase a generator based on running wattage and its surge wattage according to those needs.

Contact Reliable Power Systems today if you any further questions about generators in Palm Beach!