Are you worried about a loss of power that can shut down your business operations in minutes, leaving your employees floundering with nothing to do? Have you considered the benefit of having a commercial generator installed to avoid this type of circumstance?
What Is a Commercial Generator?
Designed as a standby device that kicks in during a power outage, a commercial generator supplies your business with electricity in order to keep your facility operating as normally as possible. A generator intended for commercial use is larger, so it has the capacity to provide a sufficient source for all of your essential electrical needs.
In order to streamline the transition from normal operating power to backup energy, your generator is designed to switch on automatically whenever a sustained loss in electrical power is detected. All you have to do is have a commercial generator properly installed, and it will do all of the rest for you.
What Essential Electrical Needs Can Commercial Generators Fulfill?
Your commercial generator will provide enough power for you to operate each of the following types of devices during the power outage:
• Heating systems
• Cooling systems
• Computers and accompanying peripherals
How to Choose a Commercial Generator?
Your first decision is to select the type of fuel that you will use to run your commercial generator. You can choose a variety of fuels, including propane, natural gas, diesel, gasoline, and oil. Your choice should be based on the method that offers greater convenience, depending on your situation. For example, you might want to select the fuel that is more readily available to your company.
While some models are less expensive than other styles, the type of fuel needed to run them might not be as convenient to find. Moreover, you should also consider the tank capacity and how frequently it needs to be filled.
Your selection of a commercial generator should also be based upon the output that your business needs to continue operating during the power outage. Our techincians can assist you in determining whether you need a model with an output of 25 kilowatts, more than 1,000 kilowatts, or something in between those two capacities.
Commercial Generators and Transfer Switches
It is important to understand that your standby power supply requires a transfer switch to protect it against dangerous activity. The transfer switch prevents voltage from the utility company from entering and damaging your generator when the power comes back on. It also prevents dangerous feeding of power from your generator into the utility power lines.
Our electrical technicians can install either a manual or an automatic transfer switch to protect your company against unusual transfers of power. Your switch must be rated to handle the largest of the following two aspects of your power supply: your company’s maximum load or the commercial generator’s full output.