can install a generator so that you're never without power!
READY FOR THE STORMS?
No power means there'll be no heat, no
refrigeration, no water (if you happen to rely on a well pump) for
drinking or flushing, no cooking, no news, and possible flooding, if you
rely on sump pumps.
Since we started Harland Electric in 1996, we
have installed generators for our customers. However, with several power
outages lasting for extended periods in the recent past, Harland
Electric has installed more than 250 generators over the last 18 months.
This includes switching for portable generators and installation of
whole house standby generators.
To say we are experienced and knowledgeable
would be an understatement. To better service our many customers who
have installed generators, we have recently completed Generac service
certification for standby generators!
STANDBY / WHOLE HOUSE GENERATORS
Harland Electric can install an automatic standby generator so you're
standby or whole house generator is typically installed permanently
on a pad next to the house or building. These are fed by propane or
natural gas. Homes with natural gas service can have a plumber run a gas
feed to supply the generator. (Large propane tanks supply the propane
Standby generators start up automatically,
within a minute of power outage, and automatically switch power in the
house/building to the generator.
Harland Electric can also help you set up for safe use of a portable
portable generator is kept tucked away and when power goes out, it is
put into place next to a specially installed outlet. When plugged in, it
feeds power to the service panel. These generators are run on gasoline.
They have either a pull-cord starting mechanism or a battery-operated
electrical starting mechanism. (Keep in mind that pull-start mechanisms
can take significant physical strength to start.) After the generator is
started and plugged in, a switch must be thrown to switch from
street-side power to generator-side power.
There are two basic ways to switch power in your
house over to the generator. The first option is a transfer switch.
These come in varying sizes, and switch specific circuits in your home
to generator power. The second is an interlock switch, which is
panel-specific and switches the entire panel over to generator power.
There is a BIG cautionary comment: most generators will not power
everything in a home, and so, what is turned on in a home using an
interlock switches must be judicious.
Call Harland Electric
today for help with your generator needs and be ready when the next
storm rolls in!