When you purchase a generator, you expect it to turn on once you lose power. However, you may be wondering:
What’s really going on underneath the hood?
Generators are often required to run for hours, days, or even weeks at a time. The automatic standby generator system is comprised of a generator and an automatic transfer switch.
The generator itself is located outside of your home.
The transfer switch is placed usually next to the main breaker panel. Sometimes it may even replace the main breaker box entirely. The generator is connected to your natural gas supply, meaning that it can quickly restore power to your home if you lose power.
When utility power is lost during a power outage, a simple set of steps begins. Your backup generator automatically detects a problem and the generator kicks in within seconds. From there, the generator automatically turns on and electricity is automatically restored so your life can continue uninterrupted. And the best part of it is that you don’t’ have to worry about a thing.
As you can see, a backup generator is a simple, yet reliable source of electricity during a power outage. Yet it can provide massive value and give you great peace of mind in times of distress. Once it is installed and up and running, you can simply forget about it. It will automatically do its job when it is needed the most.