Generator Services

Generator installations are an important investment for those who live in areas prone to power outages. The next time you face an unexpected blackout, you can benefit from uninterrupted power for critical appliances such as refrigerators, medical equipment, and computers. To get a true peace of mind when you need it most, be sure to reach out to B&W Electric for your generator needs.

Considerations for Your New Generator

Choosing the right generator depends on a homeowner's specific needs and intended use. While all generators are designed to supply a reliable source of power, some systems may be more suitable for a home than others.

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Portability - People who need a generator that they they can take with them on the go should look for a portable model with wheels and a handle for easy transportation. When looking for a generator that supplies power to the entire home, a stationary model may be a better option.

Noise Level - Some generators are louder than others. For a generator serving as a source of backup power at home, the noise level may be less of a concern. A generator that is going to be used for outdoor activities or camping would be more optimal with a low noise level.

Budget - This is probably the biggest concern for homeowners. Homeowners should determine their allocated budget before shopping for a generator. 

ALWAYS make sure to consult with an expert about key factors to consider before installation.

Generator Fuel Types

Generators can be powered by gasoline, diesel, propane, or natural gas and it is up to home or business owners to determine which fuel is the most convenient and cost-effective. Gasoline generators are typically more portable and affordable, but they require frequent refueling. Diesel generators are more fuel-efficient and can run for longer periods of time. However, the disadvantage of diesel systems is that they are usually larger and more expensive. Propane and natural gas generators are cleaner burning and require less maintenance. Depending on the system, they may be less efficient than gasoline or diesel generators, which is why it is best to consult with an expert first. 

Power Output

Figuring out the necessary level of power output is essential for choosing any generator. This amount greatly depends on the appliances or devices the generator will be powering. For example, a refrigerator has a starting wattage of 1200 watts and a running wattage of 500 watts. Many central air conditioning systems can range from 1,800 to 5,000 watts for running wattage, with starting wattage requirements that are 2 to 3 times higher. Once all the wattage is added up, home or business owners will have a better idea how how much of a minimal wattage output they require to meet their needs. Our experts at B&W Electric would be happy to help you determine the right amount of output for your generator.