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Back up generators aren't only for doomsday prognosticators with a bunker in the backyard and a pantry full of non perishables. They're actually a practical solution to your power outage woes and can be easily installed by one of the numerous professionals at Michael & Son.
Whether in the dead of winter or the thick of summer hurricane season, stormy weather can down power lines and blow transformers, leaving you without power for a prolonged period. In winter, that means the inconvenience of looking for flashlights in a frigid home and piling on the sweaters. But in summer things get downright dangerous since a lack of A/C can create unsafe temperatures for young children and the elderly.
Thankfully, that's all avoidable by installing a generator, which automatically kicks into action once your power goes out. Here's how the process works:
- The generator transfer switch monitors incoming voltage from the utility line.
- When the outage occurs, the generator is signaled to activate.
- The utility line to the generator is shut down and the new power line from the generator opens.
- Within seconds the generator provides power to critical circuits.
- When the utility line voltage has returned it transfers back.
Since every household has different power needs, you can choose which areas of your home the generator targets. Rather than be at the mercy of a slow-moving power company, contact Michael & Son
, who will dispatch a technician to audit your energy use and tailor a generator package just for you.
Published at 3:16 PM EST on Mar 6, 2012 | Updated at 3:18 PM EST on Nov 27, 2012