Backup Generators

Nothing is worse than losing power in your home or business and being left in the dark. Losing your lights and appliances can leave you feeling very frustrated and unproductive. That’s why when an electrical outage occurs in your area, it’s crucial to have a backup generator in place to provide power immediately after electricity is lost from your power company.

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Need a Backup Generator Installed for Your Home or Business?

Automatic standby generators come in a variety of sizes and functionality and here at Blue Line Electric, our techs have the experience to help find and install the right system for you! After we’re finished with your generator installation, you can enjoy having peace of mind knowing that your property will be in good hands even in the midst of a power outage. Give us a call to let us safety-proof your home or business with a dependable backup generator.

Benefits of Installing a Backup Generator

A backup generator can be a lifesaver in the event of a power outage. For businesses, a power outage can mean lost revenue and unhappy customers. For families, it can mean being without heat or air conditioning, running out of food, or being unable to contact loved ones.

Plus, a backup generator can help to minimize the disruption caused by a power outage. In addition to providing a reliable source of power, a backup generator can also help to protect your home or business from damage caused by intermittent power outages. By installing a backup generator, you can be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way!

What to Know When Choosing a Generator

When purchasing a generator for your home or business, there are many different sizes and models available to choose from. Before selecting a generator, you should consider the following:

Reason to Own a Generator

There are plenty of reasons to own a backup generator. For one, if you live in an area vulnerable to severe weather, a generator can give you some peace of mind, knowing that you won’t be left in the dark (literally) if the power goes out.

During a power outage, a generator can provide essential electricity to keep lights and power appliances on and operate crucial devices like refrigerators and computers. Automatic standby generators, in particular, are a reliable choice. These standby generators are permanently installed next to a home and are typically powered by natural gas or liquid propane.

Unlike portable generators, which require manual setup and refueling, automatic standby generators automatically detect a power outage through a transfer switch and start the engine to restore power to the entire house. This makes them a seamless solution for maintaining electricity during an outage, ensuring that homeowners don’t have to fumble with extension cords or switches in the dark.

With a backup generator, you can have confidence knowing that all of your electrical appliances will still have power, and none of your clocks will need to be reset. Plus, you can impress your friends and neighbors with your high levels of preparedness. So really, owning a backup generator is just a smart move all around.

Types of Backup Generators

Whole House Generators

Whole house generators are designed to power an entire home. They differ from other backup generators by their capacity and capability — the whole-house generator, as the name suggests, is built to handle the electrical needs of an entire household. These generators are permanently installed and connected to the home’s electrical system, making them more reliable and powerful than portable models

They are often powered by natural gas or liquid propane and are equipped with a transfer switch to seamlessly take over when a power outage occurs. Whole house generators provide a consistent and steady supply of electricity to all appliances and devices in a house, eliminating the need to prioritize what gets powered during an outage.

Inverter Generators

Inverter generators, on the other hand, differ from other types in their design and function. Unlike standby generators, these are typically portable units — making them more versatile in terms of usage. They are often used for outdoor activities and on-the-go power needs, such as camping or construction sites.

Inverter generators are more fuel-efficient and produce cleaner, stable electricity, which is essential for powering sensitive electronic devices and tools like computers and power tools. They adjust the engine speed to match the required power load, resulting in quieter operation and reduced fuel consumption — unlike traditional generators that run at a constant speed.

When It Comes to Installing Generators, Always Call a Professional

When you need a generator installation, it’s best to call a professional. While DIY enthusiasts may be tempted to handle the installation themselves, it’s a complex process that involves wiring into the home’s electrical system, ensuring proper fuel supply connections, and configuring the automatic transfer switch. It’s worth noting that mistakes during installation can lead to dangerous situations — including electrical fires or gas leaks — and may void the generator’s warranty.

Professionals have the knowledge and experience to ensure that the generator is hard-wired into the home safely and effectively. They can also provide guidance on proper maintenance and operation, ensuring the generator is always ready to provide power during an outage. As a result, if you want to guarantee that your standby generator operates reliably during an emergency, it’s essential to rely on a qualified technician who can handle the task safely and without error.

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  • Plano
  • Allen
  • Princeton
  • Prosper
  • Frisco
  • Little Elm
  • Celina
  • Melissa
  • Van Alstyne
  • Lewisville
  • Carrollton
  • Garland
  • Rockwall
  • Denton
  • Richardson
  • Greenville

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Your Backup Generator Experts

Blue Line Electric will be your backup generator expert. As a professional electrical contractor, we have the experience and expertise to keep your power on during an outage. We offer a wide range of generators to suit your needs, and our team is always available to help you choose the right one for your home or business. We also offer maintenance and repair services to keep your generator running smoothly every day of the year. So, if you are looking for a reliable and trusted partner for all your backup generator needs, look no further than Blue Line Electric!

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