Everything You Need to Know About Generators

Oct 27, 2020

We are still in the middle of hurricane season here in Savannah and damaging weather could still be on its way. If you lose power, do you have a backup plan to keep your home or business operating? That’s where generators come in. It’s important to understand exactly what generators do and whether or not you could benefit from having one.

Does My Home or Business Need a Generator?

Power outages can happen anytime and can occur for a number of reasons. Power lines can be damaged from trees, animals, and more. The power company could also be experiencing problems on their end. Although some outages may only be for a short period of time, others can last hours and even several days. 

This is why having a backup generator is important in order to make sure power outages won’t affect your ability to live or run your business. Lighting and heating and cooling systems are all affected by power outages so having a generator during seasons of extreme weather conditions is a must. And if you’re a business owner, you definitely understand not being able to afford having to shut down.

What Size Generator Do I Need?

Things to consider before choosing a size:
• Location  
• Local Noise Ordinances
• Adequate Gas Service and Meter

When considering which size generator to get, it is important to consider your particular needs. For example, if you want to just power a few key appliances in a smaller home or commercial building, an 8 to 30-kilowatt generator might be a good fit. Most generators for smaller homes or commercial buildings range from 8-150 kilowatts in order to power most of the necessities. Electricians or plumbers who work on the installation process will be able to help you figure out the perfect size for your needs and property. 

How Are Generators Installed?

The installation process will vary depending on who you hire to do the work. Most generators will not take more than a couple days to get set up. As mentioned, licensed electricians and plumbers typically handle this type of work. Our team here at Henry Plumbing Company is a skilled and experienced option if you are in the Savannah or surrounding coastal areas in Georgia. We will be able to answer any questions you may have about this process and anything you may need to prepare for before we visit. 

It is important to us to ensure that our customers fully understand our work and to make it a simple and enjoyable experience. We will walk you through each step of the way. Contact Henry Plumbing today if your home or business is in need of our generator installation services!

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