Do you have a commercial standby generator for your Manassas, VA business? If not, may we ask why not? It’s just a matter of time before something happens and the grid goes down. You don’t have to subscribe to conspiracy theories to know this with absolute certainty. Just look at the recent spate of hurricanes that have battered the east and gulf coasts.
Storms like these can knock power out for tens of thousands, and sometimes even millions, often for weeks at a time. No matter what business you’re in, that’s the kiss of death.
Obviously, if you run any type of food service company, you have an immediate, pressing need for a commercial standby generator in Manassas, VA because spoilage is a pressing concern, but they represent cheap insurance, no matter what industry you’re in. After all, the ability to turn the lights back on and get your business critical equipment running is a powerful strategic advantage.
Surprisingly, despite this fact, not every business owner has invested in a commercial standby generator in Manassas, VA. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, we can help with that. We’re a locally owned and operated company that’s been serving the region for decades, and in that time, we’ve grown to become the most respected electrical service company in the area, specializing in the installation and maintenance of commercial standby generators in Manassas, VA and home and business automation.
Finding the right generator for your business can be a tricky proposition. You want to be sure the one you invest in is big enough to meet your energy needs while the grid is down, but there’s no sense in paying for excess capacity.
In addition to that, there’s the question of the type of fuel used to power your generator, and your preferences on that front. You can find generators that are gas-powered, others that run on kerosene or natural gas, and still others that are solar powered. A minority of generators on the market today are also multi-fuel capable, which is incredibly handy and makes them more versatile. Ultimately, there’s no right answer to this question. It comes down to what your preferences and desires are.
The process for right-sizing your commercial standby generator in Manassas, VA is a bit more methodical and not really tied to personal preference. Done correctly, it can save you a ton of money, because that process should begin with a comprehensive energy audit, which we can also help with.
An energy audit is exactly what it sounds like. We’ll measure the energy usage of all your equipment, which will not only identify where your biggest power draws are coming from, but will also give you the ability to make informed choices about what equipment you want and need to power during an outage, and how much generating capacity it will take to do so.
An interesting side note here is the concept of phantom loads. Most people think that when they turn an appliance or piece of equipment off for the day, it stops drawing power. That’s actually not true for a wide range of equipment, and the results of the energy audit may surprise you.
The energy audit doesn’t take all that long to complete, and once we’ve gathered the information, we’ll present it to you for review. Armed with that information, you could scour the web in search of a generator with the capacity to meet your needs. There are a dizzying array of makes and models for sale, so there’s something for every budget.
If you prefer, our company sells a complete line of award-winning line of Generac generators. They come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re sure to have one that precisely meets the needs of your company.
Once you make your selection, we’ll come out and install it for you and teach you how to operate it. If you like, we can even put you on a preventive maintenance program designed to ensure that your generator is ready to work whenever you need it.
Unfortunately, that’s a detail that too many people overlook, but let’s face it: Your commercial standby generator in Manassas, VA is only able to do its job if it has received proper maintenance, and when the power goes out, your generator just needs to work. At that point, your business depends on it. Our preventive maintenance program then gives you tremendous peace of mind, and one less thing to worry about should the power fail in your area.
Of course, we do a lot more than just sell and install commercial standby generators in Manassas, VA. We mentioned before that we also specialize in home and business automation, and that, like the energy audit, can save you a lot of money and enhance your bottom line.
For decades, home and business automation have been mostly a pipe dream, but the technology of today has finally caught up to the hype, and there are a variety of off the shelf solutions that give business owners a previously unimaginable level of control over their energy usage.
At this point, you’ve almost certainly seen and heard about smart appliances. These are internet-connected appliances in almost every shape and form that allow you to monitor their performance and energy use, even when you’re not in the office. Many of them offer other advantages as well and are able to inform you when they need service and so on.
Unfortunately, the thing that’s missing from individual smart appliances is some type of master control system. An umbrella that collects the capabilities of all your smart appliances, putting the control at your fingertips in a convenient way. That’s the magic of home and business automation.
Here’s just one way it can save you money:
Whether you’ve had an energy audit performed or not, a business automation system will allow you to monitor your energy use across all the appliances and equipment tied to the system. This will enable you to quickly spot specific pieces of equipment that are contributing unduly to your monthly power bill, and power those off remotely when not in use, plus begin to make strategic plans for when those pieces of equipment reach the end of their useful lives, allowing you to replace them with more energy efficient options.
It’s also useful on those occasions when you leave something on at the office when you go home for the night. Rather than having to take the time and trouble to trek back to the office to power it down in order to save money, you’ll be able to simply turn that equipment off right from an app on your smartphone.
A word of warning, however: Automation like this is not just empowering, it’s also incredibly addicting. Don’t be surprised if after automating your place of business, you suddenly feel the itch to do the same to your home. As with automating your workplace, it will save you tons of money month to month on your power bill and give you a level of control that simply has to be seen to be believed.
In addition to selling and maintaining generators and working with our clients to automate their homes and places of businesses, we are also offer a full range of electrical services to our clients. If you’ve purchased an older home and the wiring in it isn’t up to code, we can fix that.
If you find yourself frustrated that you blow fuses any time you turn on the toaster and coffee maker at the same time, we can fix that too. Or maybe you just wish you had a few extra outlets in a particular room of your house. Again, we’ve got you covered.
The bottom line is, whatever your needs are where your home or office’s electrical system is concerned, there’s just one company to call in this area. We’d love to add you to our growing family of satisfied customers, and we can hardly wait for the opportunity to impress you. Give our office a call today.