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Dec 15
2014

What Do I Need To Look For In A Standby Generator?

By: Patti Dinneen

 

Few things can be more devastating to a business than a power outage. If you have experienced the effects of being without power and need a proven solution to keep your business operating smoothly, it’s time to think about investing in a commercial standby generator.

A standby generator can be a highly valuable tool for risk mitigation.  Acquiring one can be a long and costly process.  But having one is an asset – once you are assured it is properly maintained and tested.  Leveraging it capabilities to provide backup power effectively can add greatly to your organization’s business continuity strategy.

How It Works

There is nothing too confusing about how your business standby generator works. The automatic transfer switch does the trick. When there is a power interruption, the automatic transfer switch detects this deficiency and can immediately disconnect you from the utility supply system. Once the grid supply is disconnected safely, the switch connects to the standby generator. Once the generator is operational, power is reconnected to your business's power supply unit. Typically, the generator is powered by natural gas supplied locally or liquid propane or diesel put away in a storage tank nearby.

Choosing The Perfect Standby Generator For Your Business

You do not want to be wrong on a deal, especially when it involves expensive machines such as your standby generator. We can admit: choosing the right generator can be tricky. The following tips will help you to focus your search for a standby generator.

Power

When looking for a standby generator, you want a machine that will supplement the lost grid power. Be sure to choose a machine that has the right power and endurance so as not to be disappointed later on.

Reliability

You want a machine that you can depend on at all times. You never know when the next power outage will come. Having a strong efficient machine that you can depend on may be a good thing. You can get your machine from an authentic manufacturer to avoid disappointments. If you do this, you can be sure that your machine will not breakdown unnecessarily costing you a lot on maintenance.

What Does It Need To Supply Power To?

Does the generator supply power to the entire building?   To only the data center?  Or to specific floors, quadrants, rooms, desks or outlets?  Make sure you know where power will be available when the generator lights up.

Before you buy a generator, ask your utility company and local building departments if they have regulations that govern the use of emergency power equipment. Specifically check the requirements for the use of automatic or manual transfer switches or mechanical disconnecting means to ensure the safety of power company personnel working to restore power. Generators should be installed by qualified technicians in accordance with utility company regulations and local and national building and electric codes.

Efficiency

Ideally, you want a generator that can suit your power needs without having to forego any equipment. Your first step will be to purchase from a You want a machine that can suit your power needs without having to forego anything. Purchasing from a reputable manufacturer can be the first step. You can be sure that you can get spare parts from such a manufacturer. What’s more, you can also get free repair services and maintenance once in a while.

You can now relax and be sure that power outages are out of the question. Your business is now secure.

Consider Purchasing Locally

From installation to service, local generator providers can offer you peace of mind knowing the contractor is nearby for all of your future needs. Kinsley Power Systems services most of New England from various service locations in the Northeast including Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine.

Kinsley Power Systems

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our  EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

- See more at: http://kinsley-group.com/blog?article=21#sthash.iIeu9uFZ.dpuf

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our  EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

- See more at: http://kinsley-group.com/blog?article=21#sthash.iIeu9uFZ.dpuf

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our  EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

- See more at: http://kinsley-group.com/blog?article=21#sthash.iIeu9uFZ.dpuf

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our  EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

- See more at: http://kinsley-group.com/blog?article=21#sthash.iIeu9uFZ.dpuf

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our  EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

- See more at: http://kinsley-group.com/blog?article=21#sthash.iIeu9uFZ.dpuf

A typical installation takes about 1-3 full days depending on the complications and the demand for generators, so it’s very important to plan ahead of time.

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our  EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

- See more at: http://kinsley-group.com/blog?article=21#sthash.iIeu9uFZ.dpuf

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