Do you currently have a commercial standby generator for your Great Falls, VA business? If not, may we ask why not?
It’s much more than an idle question. After all, it’s not really a question of when the power is going to fail. That much is a certainty. It’s just a matter of when. When it does, the faster you can get the doors of your business opened up again, the softer your financial impact will be. A good, reliable commercial standby generator for your Great Falls, VA business is an integral part of any disaster recovery strategy.
Finding the right generator for your business is a bit of a process though. If you just reflexively jump online and order something, you’re adopting an essentially hit or miss approach and what you wind up with may not be sufficient to meet your needs. Just as bad would be the case that the generator you purchase offers much more capacity than you need, and you will have spent a great deal of money you didn’t need to.
If you follow the simple process we’ll outline below though, you can avoid both of those issues.
Step one: Assessment. The key to working out how big of a commercial standby generator you need for your Great Falls, VA business lies in conducting a detailed energy audit of your business. You can find plenty of spreadsheets online you could use for that purpose, or if you’d rather outsource it, that’s a service we provide to many of our clients in the area.
We’ll step through your business and create a detailed accounting of how much power you’re actually using and which specific machines, devices, or appliances are the biggest contributors to your total power draw. That’s powerful information and armed with it, you’ll be able to start making smart, informed decisions.
Step two: Figuring out your needs. Since we’re talking about a catastrophic power outage, your goal will probably be to get back up and running with some minimal level of functionality, which means you’re not going to need to power absolutely every device you’ve got. That means it’s decision time. Which specific devices to you need to get your business back up and running and how much power does that take?
Sure, it could be the case that you decide you want to run everything and buy a generator big enough to support that, but that’s expensive. Most people make at least a few sacrifices on that front, but ultimately, there are no right answers here other than what works best for you.
Step three: Purchasing and installing. Once you know how much generating capacity you need, the final step is, of course, finding a good quality generator that meets those needs. There are scores of models available in all shapes and sizes, so the search can be a bit overwhelming.
If you want to simplify, we can help with that too. We carry a full line of world-class Generac generators and would be more than happy to help you select the best one for your business, install it, and instruct you on how to use it.
Give our office a call today. We’d love to help you secure the future of your business.