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Generator Services in Upper Darby

Keeping You Prepared

It’s difficult to always be ready for the possibility of a power outage. When you call Martella Electric, our Upper Darby electricians can provide you with quality generator services. Also known as home generators, our residential power generators can supply your electrical appliances with the necessary energy they need to maintain function if you are ever to lose power in your home.

Critical Uses for Emergency Generators

With technology advancing every day, it seems like more and more devices and appliances require an electrical charge or constant flow of energy in order to function. It is for this reason that standby generators are becoming less of a convenience and more of a necessity.

Just a few important appliances that would not function without power include:

  • Medical equipment and stair-lifts
  • Water wells and pumps
  • Home businesses
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Lighting systems
  • Sewage ejectors

With this in mind, it is important to remember that our supportive Upper Darby electrical professionals at Martella Electric are here for you. We can provide expert advice in terms of what type of generator you would need to ensure that the operation of necessary equipment is not interrupted in the event of a power outage.

Types of Home Generators

Home power generators can be broken down into two basic types, each of which has their own set of benefits and drawbacks. Generally, the primary differences in each focus on portability, fuel type, and capacity. We offer resourceful information that you can use to help you decide which option is best for your home.

Portable Generators

As the name implies, portable generators can be moved between locations. Moveable generators are normally less expensive than stationary alternatives and have a wide range of capacities that can power as few or as many devices as needed.

Some of the biggest differences possessed by portable generators include:

  • They are less expensive
  • They can be moved
  • They require a manual start
  • They have a limited run time

Stationary Generators

Permanently installed systems that include a direct connection to a permanent fuel source are known as stationary or backup generators. These standby generators are better suited for long-term power disruptions.

A few of the biggest differentiating factors are:

  • They are more expensive
  • They are not moveable
  • They have automatic operation
  • They have a direct connection to electrical system
  • They can operate continuously
  • They have a greater capacity

We are happy to install the wiring and all of the equipment necessary for the safe operation of your generator. Give us a call at (484) 341-7113.

Things to Consider when Selecting a Home Generator

When considering the purchase of a power generator, there are quite a few factors that must be considered to find the right option for your home. At Martella Electric, we have helped countless families settle on a choice that has proven to be the best for their application.

Among the many factors that you should consider are:

  • Use: Power generators come in many shapes and sizes, so its use must be carefully considered. If you anticipate using a backup generator for tasks like camping as well as emergency power supply, you will need to consider a portable unit. Alternatively, if you want dedicated power that you can depend on, stationary residential generators are probably the best option.
  • Automation: Typically power outages occur during severe weather, so automatic operation is a big consideration. Portable generators require manual set-up and operation, while stationary units essentially work on their own.
  • Power demands: It is important to consider your power demands when selecting the best residential generator for your home. Will you simply want to power the basics like a refrigerator and lights, or are there critical systems like sump pumps, HVAC units, or medical equipment that are important to keep running as well? Whatever the case may be, our Upper Darby electricians can help you determine your power needs.
  • Connection: Regardless of which type of power generator you select, it is important to think about how the resulting electricity is delivered to your home. Smaller portable generators will simply use extension cords. However larger portable units and stationary power generators should be integrated into your home’s power system with a professionally installed transfer switch. This will not only protect your generator, but also the equipment within your home.
  • Fuel type and fuel storage: Whichever type of home power system you are considering, you must think through how you will fuel the unit. Smaller power generators typically run on gasoline and can use roughly eight to 22 gallons per day. There are also portable units that run on propane, which can use four to eight 20-pound tanks per day. Normally, stationary models connect directly to natural gas and can run almost indefinitely.

Widely Depended on for Reliable Generator Services

Selecting and installing the right power generator system for your home can be somewhat complex. Luckily, our team at Martella Electric has extensive experience in generator installation and we are happy to help you research, select, and install the system that is best for you.

Our Upper Darby electricians have all of the necessary information to help find the right generator for you. Contact us at (484) 341-7113 to schedule a system consultation!

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