The modern home or business could we be served with a standby generator, also known as the emergency or backup generator. These are designed to be used in those instances that the power goes down and restoration is an extended situation. If you live in the area where there is inclement weather, freezes or floods or iffy power utility power supply you may want to evaluate your need for a generator. Electronics need to be on uninterruptable power supply especially for computers. Without backup power your computers crash and possibly cause data loss. For businesses this can be critical. In areas with deteriorating electrical infrastructure this may necessitate access to backup power generation.

Medical Devices & Elderly Need Electricity

Hospitals and emergency services have a reputation for having backup power. It you have elderly living in your home that depend on medical machinery to operate a power loss can be critical to health and survival. In our southwestern climate heat levels can be detrimental to all our elderly with extended exposure to high temperatures. Hence, the AC system is a critical element of their health, comfort and survival.

Natural Gas Generator

Except in areas plagued by earthquakes the natural gas system tends to be by nature very reliable. A whole house backup generator that runs on natural gas would be a perfect solution to power your home. Natural gas has a good volume to power ratio, is clean burning and is essentially an inexhaustible fuel supply. Natural gas has the other characteristic is that there is no degeneration of the quality over time. A tank of propane or CNG, compressible natural gas, will be as good 100 years from now as it is today. Both common liquid fuels, gasoline and diesel break down over time. Modern diesel is a cocktail of additives and diesel and the additives can separate or break down over time. Gasoline must be vented but is a volatile fuel with a rather high evaporation rate and leaves behind a varnish or if it is humid it mixes with water in the air and becomes a sludge, and remember alcohol is hydroscopic, it attracts water. Of all the fuels propane has the least energy per volume of any of the fuels, while diesel reigns as king of the energy to volume ratio.

How Does a Modern Generator Work

The modern generator set, the engine and generator head, are electronically operated and governed. Electronics monitor the power feed and can detect when the power goes down. It will start the engine and will run and control it automatically. Switching devices make sure that the generator transfer is stopped at power restoration. The electronics can do maintenance startups and testing the unit and shutting it down.

Generator Provides Power & Light to Your House

If properly wired the unit will provide timely power, although there is a time delay starting the engine, so that critical electronics need a built-in battery unit to protect equipment from brown outs, blackouts and surges. Very little utility power is of high quality all the time and some surges are to be expected. But if a retail location loses power it has to shut down as the computer driven registers and credit/bank card machines can no longer handle transactions. A generator would provide power for lights and computerized transaction services.

Electricity Fixture Installations & More in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale & Maricopa County Arizona

A standby generator is not frivolous, it can keep you going when all else is lost, and your competition is dead in the water. Kelley Electrical Services can meet all your electrical needs. Contact us today!