Backup Generators: Options and Benefits
January 12, 2014
Sternberg Electric is a Minneapolis licensed electrician who specializes in turnkey Home Back Up Generator services.
We are also a 24 hour emergency electrician.
Portable gas-powered backup generators
These are outdoor units that you would run extension cords to for direct power for specific items.
A gas engine-powered backup generator is fairly inexpensive for very basic emergency power. Drawbacks to this option include limited wattage capability, getting fuel in difficult circumstances, fuel storage, maintenance and noise. But it can get the job done nicely in short-term, non-emergency situations.
Backup generators hard-wired into your electrical panel
Automatic Home Back Up Generators are custom-designed to switch your entire house over to backup generator power.
This is the more expensive option initially. But it could save you thousands of dollars over the long-term. A generator wired into your circuit panel can supply power to your appliances, furnace, air conditioner, sump pump and even well pump.
This type of system gives you peace of mind while you’re at home or away – for as long as you need it.
Home Backup Generators for Safety and Security
For Minneapolis area residents, here’s a great list of power outage tips from Minnesota Power and guidance on what to do if the power goes out.
Learn about home backup generators including real stories from people who will never be without one again.
Sternberg electric can help you determine what your power needs are. We’ll review the items you wish to power, how much wattage they require, and if you need surge protection or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for sensitive equipment such as computers.
Sternberg Electric offers turnkey backup generator packages. This means you only need to hire and work with one contractor, start to finish, to achieve complete professional installation that meets electrical code and safety requirements.
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