We recently installed a 20kW Generac Guardian generator in Palm Beach Gardens, complete with a 200A automatic transfer switch that adds even more intelligence to an already extremely advanced system.
The automatic transfer switch is basically the “brain” of a generator. It monitors the utility grid of any sort of interruption, and automatically switches to generator power if an outage takes place. The switch starts the generator, transfers all electrical loads and restores the power to your home. Once power is restored to the utility grid, the switch automatically reverses the process.
Generac’s Guardian series of generators offer incredible reliability and performance, and keep your home humming with power through just about any kind of weather. If the utility grid fails for whatever reason, your generator will immediately engage and keep your electronics and appliances powered up.
Frequently Asked Questions on Generators in Palm Beach Gardens
If you’re in the market for a new generator you’ll obviously have all sorts of questions. This is a big purchase, so you’ll need to be as well informed as possible before making your choice. Here are some of the most common questions we receive – if you want to learn more about generators, give us a call at Reliable Power Systems and we’ll be happy to answer them.
How does Generac’s generator engine compare to others on the market?
Generac’s OHVI engine is unique in the industry in that it is designed specifically for use in generators. Much like automobile engines, the OHVI uses pressurized oil lubrication to run for long periods of time and provide long-term, trouble-free performance.
Can I use a generator instead of relying on the utility company?
No you can’t, because it would cost far too much money in fuel. It’s cheaper to go through the utility company because it divides its cost of producing electricity among thousands (in some cases, millions) of customers.
Do I have to rely on a professional to install my generator or is this a do-it-yourself kind of job?
Generac’s Guardian series come pre-wired and prepackaged with detailed instructions. However, even though a novice may be able to perform some of the simpler preparation steps, you’ll still need the help of a professional with fuel and electrical panel connections. You not only have to adhere to local, state and national electrical codes, you also need to be as safe as possible. Trying to perform a complete installation by yourself could lead to expensive problems down the road and could also be downright dangerous.