A regular self-enclosed, automatic 14 kW generator with transfer switch can cost you anywhere from $5,500-10,000 with installation included. The price is not set in stone and can vary drastically, based on a wide array of factors.
Local Service & Repair - If you purchase your generator online, or through a third party you may not have on hand help to troubleshoot any problems with the unit. Warranty - A warranty isn't offered unless the manufacturer is certain that the product will last, make sure to ask if the warranty includes parts, travel time and labor.
Temperature - The engine of your generator should run under 300 degrees. Electronic voltage regulation is is always better then the alternative - droop governors.
Direct drive generators: They have fewer moving parts, providing a more reliable design.
A fully-automatic residential generator's advantages:
That depends on what fuel you presently have at your house. The large majority of residential generators are natural gas or liquid propane (LP). Both are clean burning and there are few issues surrounding storage of the fuel. Natural gas is usually always available.
You should call either one of our local dealers/installers or your local electrician to determine what your electric load will be. Remember, a licensed electrician can wire the generator to cover only parts of your house or your entire load. Of course, the larger the load, the bigger the generator and the higher the cost you will pay.?
More often than not, it's a good idea. The ATS will detect any power outage and automatically start your generator, and will exercise the unit on a weekly basis. It's extremely important that your emergency power system run at least once a week, under load if possible. Keeping your generator operational is critical in an outage. If you're away on vacation and your house loses power, your generator will automatically turn on and potentially keep pipes from freezing, pumps working, freezers and refrigerators running to avoid spoilage, and the like.
At 360 Energy Solutions we recommend 4 visits per year by a One visit should include an oil change, filter changes, tune up and a complete inspection of the entire unit - both the ATS and generator. The remaining visits, approximately every 3 months, should be shorter, more limited check of the unit.
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