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Reliable Power Systems’ FAQs

Here are frequently asked questions about Reliable Power Systems and the many services we provide to South Florida. If you have any questions not answered here, please contact us at (561) 408-5147.

When Was Reliable Power Systems Founded?

In 2002, Robert Biscardi opened Sun Electrical Works, Inc., an electrical service company in New York City. In 2006, he and his family moved his business to South Florida, where they eventually started Reliable Power Systems in 2009. Reliable Power Systems was founded specifically to offer generator services to home and business owners in South Florida.

Who Helps With Your Services?

Reliable Power Systems has a team of over 115 technicians and professionals, along with a fleet of more than 65 vehicles. We are well-equipped to assist with your essential pre-storm/hurricane preparations and post-storm generator maintenance needs.

Our team includes over 20 technicians who specialize in supporting, maintaining, and repairing Generac and Kohler generator products. We offer 24/7 generator services and dispatch our team on the same day as your call.

Generator FAQs

What Is a Backup Generator?

A backup generator, also known as a standby generator, is designed to provide a building with power during a utility outage. The generator will operate automatically through a transfer switch that powers up the system by transferring the electrical load.

What’s the Difference Between Portable and Standby Generators?

While both standby and portable generators do the same basic job, they have some key differences. Portable generators are smaller and are powered by gasoline that you must fill up yourself.

A standby generator is a device that needs to be installed by professionals to run properly. They are usually powered by propane, which means they can keep running for days or even weeks without stopping.

In South Florida, a place where there are high storms and hurricanes, a standby generator is essential for homeowners.

How Long Can I Run My Generator?

Standby generators are made to work during a power outage, and they turn off when the power comes back. It’s usually best to use these generators when you’ve had no power for about two weeks or when the power was intentionally turned off.

Electrical Services FAQs

What Are Signs of Electrical Problems in My Home?

Common signs of electrical problems can include:

  • Flickering lights
  • Frequently tripping circuit breakers
  • Warm outlets or switches
  • A burning smell
  • Discolored electrical outlets

If you notice any of these issues, contact a professional electrician to address the problem.

How Often Should Electrical Systems Be Inspected and Tested?

It is recommended to have your home’s electrical system inspected at least every five to 10 years by a licensed electrician, even if you haven’t experienced any issues. However, if you notice any of the signs mentioned in the question above, you should schedule an inspection promptly to ensure your safety and prevent potential hazards.

Natural Gas and Propane FAQs

How Can I Detect a Gas Leak?

Gas leaks can be detected by the smell of natural gas, which is odorless, but utility companies add a distinctive odor to make leaks easily noticeable. If you detect a strong sulfur or rotten egg-like smell, it may indicate a gas leak. Other signs include a hissing sound near gas pipes or bubbles in soapy water when applied to gas connections.

If you notice any of the signs above, leave the area immediately and call us for help.

What Should I Do If I Run Out of Propane?

If you run out of propane in your tank, it’s important to take immediate action. Contact us to schedule a propane delivery as soon as possible.

In the meantime, conserve heat by sealing any drafts, using space heaters, and dressing warmly to maintain a comfortable temperature until the tank is refilled. Never attempt to refill a propane tank yourself or use alternative heating sources indoors that are not designed for such use.

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Angie's List Super Service Award 2014
Reliable Power Systems 21st Anniversary 2002-2023
Angi 2022 Super Service Award 10 years in a row
Angi 2021 Super Service Award
Angie's list Super Service Award 2016
BBB Accredited Business
HomeAdvisor Top Rated
Kohler Generators Authorized Dealer
Generac Power Pro Premier
Tesla WallConnector Approved Electrician
Angie's list Super Service Award 2020
Angie's List Super Service Award 2014
Reliable Power Systems 21st Anniversary 2002-2023
Angi 2022 Super Service Award 10 years in a row
Angi 2021 Super Service Award
Angie's list Super Service Award 2016
BBB Accredited Business
HomeAdvisor Top Rated
Kohler Generators Authorized Dealer
Generac Power Pro Premier
Tesla WallConnector Approved Electrician
Angie's list Super Service Award 2020
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