Faqs About Residential Backup Power For McLean, VA Homes

When the power is out, it affects more than just the lights. Air conditioners, TVs and other appliances that are almost always constantly in use will be off, and this can be disruptive to anyone’s life. Not to mention it is dangerous to stumble around in the dark. Flashlights and candles can provide a little light, but there is a better way to deal with a power outage. Pullin Electric recommends investing in residential backup power for their McLean, VA clients. The staff at Pullin Electric also understands that their clients have concerns about backup power, which is why they have put together this brief list of their customers most frequently asked questions.

1. Why is it important for an electrician to be certified and insured?

Do you really want a non-licensed and insured electrician working on your home’s wiring? Not only is the dangerous, how will you pay for any damages that could occur. Chances are it is clearly stated in your home insurance policy that you will be responsible for any problems that come from work that was performed by an electrician that isn’t licensed. In this case, it pays to do a little research before you hire an electrical service company.

2. Is it expensive to have a residential backup power system installed in McLean, VA?

The cost will vary depending on a few factors, which Pullin Electric will explain during your consultation. One being the size of your home, along with where the gas line is located. The size of the generator will also affect the price. You should also be aware that if any problems are discovered these will need to be fixed before your generator can be connected.

3. What is “residential backup power”?

When you have residential backup power on your McLean, VA property, it simply means that you have the advantage of owning a standby generator. Since the generator is connected to the home’s electrical system, it can sense instantly when there is an interruption in the power. If it lasts longer than a few minutes, the generator will automatically turn on. This ensures that your power will always be on. It also means that you don’t have to go outside in the dark to turn the generator on.

4. How important is experience in an electrical service company?

Experience is just as important as ensuring that the electrician is licensed and insured. If your electrician doesn’t have the experience required to hook-up a standby generator, you might as well take the risk and try to do it yourself. With over two decades of experience, you can rest assured that your backup power system in McLean, VA was installed by the best.