What happens when the power goes out in your home? Your lights go out, your heating and cooling stops working, and your important appliances like your refrigerator, freezer, and computers all stop working. At best, this can be particularly annoying. At worst, this could jeopardize important things that you depend on. Food can spoil if it is not temperature-controlled for too long, and important medicines could be ruined when they are allowed to warm up. For this reason, going without power for even a short amount of time may not be an option for you.
If this is the case for you, reach out to Aces Electric and learn more about how a backup generator can help you through these emergencies. We offer everything from generator sales and installation to maintenance and tune-up services to preparation so your home is ready to run on a generator when something goes wrong. We’ll make sure your backup power is clean, safe, and reliable, meaning it’s there for you when you need it, and we’ll even come up with an emergency power plan that works with you and your budget. Customers have trusted our skilled electricians to help them for over 20 years, and we are extremely proud of our reputation as one of North Virginia’s leading names in Stafford backup generator solutions.
Make sure you can keep your lights on when the power goes out! Call Aces Electric at (540) 773-2228 today to schedule your initial consultation.
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Standby generators are by far the easiest and most popular type of backup power that’s readily available for your home. A standby generator, as the name implies, is always on standby, waiting for the moment you need it. They are wired into your home directly, meaning they can detect when the power goes out and automatically fire up to start generating power when needed. Because they are permanently installed, you won’t need to pull the unit out of storage, plug it in, and worry about the engine firing up properly.
Most standby generator units are powered by natural gas, meaning they can be hooked into your already-existing utility line to provide you with power in the event of a disaster. This also means no need to worry about refueling your generator to keep it running. Likewise, this also makes standby generator units substantially quieter than most portable generators, and more eco-friendly. However, they do come at a greater cost: the investment to install one of these systems is much higher than the cost to purchase a portable generator.
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Portable Generator Preparation
Portable generators are what most people think of when they hear the words “home generator.” These systems usually use a small, gas-powered engine to turn a motor that generates an electric current. This current. This electrical power can then be hooked to your home to provide limited electrical capacity for a short duration. The process is simple, effective, and requires very little investment.
Portable generators are also a more affordable option. Generally, a small portable generator can be purchased for as little as a few hundred dollars, though prices go up as generator capacity and features improve. Before hooking a new portable generator to your home for the first time, we recommend letting our experienced electricians inspect your home to determine the safest way to do so. We’ll also make sure you know how to properly hook up your generator so that you can use the power it produces with minimal risk.
Call Aces Electric and let us handle all of your emergency power needs! Contact us to set up generator maintenance or installation services.