CHARLOTTE – Thunderstorms and strong winds are known to cause power outages in our area. Consider getting a generator before storm season to provide power in the event of a power outage!
A portable generator is smaller providing a lower wattage, and often light enough to take with you. It is a useful source of power for your home, with limitations, as well as electrical equipment such as saws, drills, sanders, work lights, and fans instead of running an extension cord. If using to provide power to your home during a power outage you must have a manual transfer switch installed by a professional electrician.
A backup whole house generator is about the size of a large air conditioner and is installed permanently on a concrete slab in your yard. Its function is to give you uninterrupted backup power for as long as an outage lasts for needed appliances, medical machines, and other requirements in your home. In the event of a power loss, an automatic transfer switch (installed by a professional electrician) disconnects your home system from the utility and starts the generator. This transfers power to the electrical system of your home. Once power has been restored, the automatic transfer switch shuts the generator down and returns the connection to your utility.
Please, read the directions for the generator very carefully.
If you have electrical, generator, or surge protection questions or concerns call GB Electrical Services at (980) 500-2378 or visit www.GetTheBestElectric.com.