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Electricity is essential to our everyday lives. You need a standby generator when your primary power goes out. Generators keep homes and businesses running even during bad weather or rolling blackouts.
Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, a trusted name in eastern Pennsylvania, understands the importance of having a dependable generator.
Read on to learn more about how generators work, why they’re so important, and how Team Andreas can help you choose and maintain the right generator for your needs.
Generators are essential devices that convert mechanical energy into electrical power, providing a backup when the main power grid fails. When you lose power, the generator’s automatic transfer switch (ATS) immediately toggles from the main power grid to your generator, allowing you to maintain power.
They can run on gasoline or propane and contain these parts:
Your electrician will help you determine the size that will work best for your family’s current needs while considering your home’s future energy usage. The size of your generator depends on your energy usage, not the size of your home.
Here’s how we calculate what size generator you need:
For example, if your appliances require 3,000 watts to run continuously, and the appliance with the highest surge wattage needs an additional 2,000 watts to start, a generator with at least 5,000 watts is necessary.
With a safety buffer, a generator with a capacity of around 5,500 to 6,000 watts might be more suitable.
Like any mechanical device, generators require regular maintenance to remain in prime condition. Routine checks and upkeep ensure that the generator will function reliably when you need it.
Backup generator maintenance includes:
When it comes to generator installation, Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning stands out with our commitment to honesty, integrity, and hard work. Our family-owned business, backed by four generations of expertise, offers:
Team Andreas treats every customer like family as part of the Carbon, Lehigh, and Monroe County communities, ensuring outstanding service every time.