Selecting Standby Generators for Homes in Great Falls, VA

The hurricane season is upon us and now is the time for homeowners in Great Falls, VA to consider selecting a standby generator for their home and their family’s peace of mind. No longer do you have to be inconvenienced when your power goes out.

Power outages can be quite costly and extremely dangerous. Prolonged power outages can cause your food to spoil, pipes to freeze in freezing weather, basements to flood, and those people who depend on medical devices to be threatened for their life if these devices don’t have electrical power.

Standby generators can help make your life so much simpler in cases of prolonged power outages because these generators are permanently installed and turn on automatically once you lose utility power. You don’t even have to be at home.

To help in selecting of your standby generator, you will need to consider your family’s needs and exactly what you want your generator to power if you lose utility power.

How Much Power Will You Need?

First, you will need to decide if you want to power your central air conditioner unit during a power outage. If you have a 4-ton (48,000 BTU) air conditioner unit, you will need at least a 17-watt generator.

Next, add up the number of watts for all the electrical devices you want to supply power to with your generator.

Divide the total number of watts by 1,000 and that will give you the total kilowatts (KW) and then look for a generator rated for that output or higher.

Automatic Transfer Switch

This is the device that tells your generator to start once you lose electrical power. Automatic transfer switches come in a variety of sizes. Typically, match the transfer switch to the main breaker in your electrical panel. If you have a 200-Amp main breaker, then you will need a 200-Amp automatic transfer switch.

Alternatively, just leave it to the professionals at Pullin Electric and we will send one of our licensed and trained installers to your home in Great Falls, VA for a free assessment. You are under no obligation to purchase anything from us.

Our professionals will discuss your backup power needs for your family and home and then recommend the size generator unit you will need. They will also discuss what is involved during the installation process and where the best location will be outside for the unit to sit. They will then give you a written estimate for the cost of the standby generator and the installation costs at your home in Great Falls, VA.

Why Install Whole House Generators in Great Falls, VA?

Security—Whole house generators will protect your home automatically by delivering power directly to your home’s electric system.
Convenience—Nothing to do, switches on automatically rather you are home or away.
Comfort—Backs up your entire home or just the things you can’t live without.

Homeowners who invest in whole house generators in Great Falls, VA assure it gives them a sense of security knowing that if they are away from home, certain appliances such as sump pumps, freezers, and refrigerators will continue to run. They are comforted in knowing they will not be inconvenienced by coming home to a mess to clean up or food to be thrown away because of spoilage.

Whole house generators get their energy from the home’s existing natural gas or liquid propane. Whenever a power outage happens, it will automatically cut on within seconds, giving your home uninterrupted power. This gives you the security if you are away from home on a long trip, that you are not coming home to leaking water on your floors from a freezer or refrigerator. If you have a sump pump, it will continue to do its job to protect your home from excessive water damage.

Pullin Electric, a Generac whole house generator retailer and installer would be more than happy to come to your home and give you a free written estimate for the cost of the generator unit along with the installation details and cost so that you can make an informed decision. Generac generators are the number one brand of whole house generators in the United States and the one that Pullin Electric chooses to install for our customers because of its dependable service.

Pullin Electric has over 35 years experience in the electrical field, and we offer other electric services including the installation of whole house generators for your Great Falls, VA home. We also offer a 24/7 generator service so you will never have to be without emergency power.

Unfortunately, emergency situations do arise but with a whole house generator for your Great Falls, VA home, you can be ready for the next emergency.