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Generator Services in Delaware County

Providing Reliant Power Outage Solutions

It’s difficult to always be ready for a power outage. When you call Martella Electric Company, our Delaware County 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 function if you are ever to lose power in your home.

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 for a Delaware County generator installation or repair service.

Critical Uses for Emergency Generators

As we become increasingly dependent on our electrical devices and appliances, standby generators are becoming less of a convenience and more of a necessity. You can count on Martella Electric Company for expert advice on how to keep your electricity running in the event of a power outage.

Important Appliances That Need Power:

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

Types of Generators For Home Use:

Home power generators can be broken down into two basic types, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The primary differences center on portability, fuel type, and capacity.

Portable Generators

As the name implies, portable generators can be moved between locations. These 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 unique characteristics of portable generators:

  • 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.

Some of the most important characteristics of standby generators:

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

Choosing a Generator to Install

When considering the purchase of a power generator, there are many factors to consider. At Martella Electric Company, our Delaware County generator installation technicians have helped countless families choose the best for their needs.

Factors To Consider When Choosing a Generator:

  • Use: Power generators come in many shapes and sizes. If you anticipate using a backup generator for tasks like camping alongside an emergency power supply, 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. 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?
  • Connection: It is important to think about how the electricity will be delivered to your home. Smaller portable generators will simply use extension cords. Larger portable units and stationary power generators should be integrated into your home’s power system with a professionally installed transfer switch. This will protect your generator and the electrical equipment within your home.
  • Fuel type and fuel storage: Smaller power generators typically run on gasoline and can use roughly 8 to 22 gallons per day. There are also portable units that run on propane, which can use 4 to 8 20-pound tanks per day. Normally, stationary models connect directly to natural gas and can run almost indefinitely.

Contact Us for Advice on Installing Your Generator System

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

Our Delaware County electricians offer a number of special offers to our valued customers, including $25 off electrical services. Contact us at (484) 341-7113 to learn more or to schedule a system consultation!

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