When storm season looms with the potential to take out power for hours or even days, a source of backup power makes sense in every home and business. An electric generator can supply the energy you need to keep going during emergencies; however, the issue of getting it properly wired into your home power source takes some forward thinking and skill. At Mister Sparky we have skilled electricians in Long Island who have installed all sorts of electric generators in all sorts of situations, and we will be happy to help you get yours set up safely and effectively.
Portable or Stationary?
Assess your needs for power in different scenarios. A wattage calculator will help to figure out your household’s typical power usage. If the power is out for more than a day, you will want to protect your perishable foods and temperature-sensitive medications. Power for lights and computers sustains normal life activities during the time of the outage. Typical energy use for a family of four will require a generator rated to provide 5000 to 7000 watts of continuous power. A portable electric generator can be put away in the garage or shed when not in use. They usually run on gasoline, and require some regular maintenance, similar to a lawnmower or other small engine. Stationary generators are permanently mounted near the home and wired to activate and send power into the system in the event of power outage.
While using a portable electric generator, you can avoid the hassles of extension cords and dangers of power surges into or out of the grid with a transfer switch. Call Mister Sparky at 631-479-2852 for our trained electricians to come out and look at your home or business. We would be pleased to help you select and install a generator with transfer switch to provide your backup power.