A Commercial Standby Generator Ensures Your Office Has Power During An Electrical Outage

If your small office has been without power for hours at a time, you know how that can impact your productivity. Employees need to be comfortable to work, and that includes climate control and lights. If your employees are staying in the building to work, you'll also need power to safety equipment and signs. If power loss is a concern where your office building is located, then consider getting a commercial generator installed. Generators are not just for hospitals and grocery stores. You can have one installed no matter how small your office is since they come in different sizes. Here's why you want one and how they work.

Why A Generator Is Useful

When your building is hooked up to a generator, you'll have a continuous supply of electricity so you don't have to worry about power loss affecting your computer equipment. You'll be able to continue operations as normal or you can just send power to the critical parts of your building. Having power could also protect you from vandalism in a wide blackout. Having a source of power during a prolonged blackout could even be a perk for your employees who may be out of power at home.

How A Commercial Standby Generator Works

An electrician installs the generator so it kicks on as soon as it senses a drop in electrical power. This requires wiring a transfer switch and electrical lines so the generator can supply the power needed to run the areas you have designated in your building. A plumber has to connect the generator to a power source, which would be a natural gas line or propane tank. During the power outage, the generator uses the gas to create electricity.

Since the system is installed properly by an electrician, you don't have to worry about problems that can cause an electrical shock as can happen with portable generators that aren't used properly. A standby generator is placed in a permanent position on your property where carbon monoxide won't cause a safety issue, and the generator will always be on standby and ready to kick on when you have a drop in power.

How To Choose The Size

One important decision you have to make is the size of the generator. The bigger it is, the more power it can create, but the more expensive it is. Decide if you want power to your whole building or if you only need power to the computer room and front offices. The electrician can install the generator so it sends power only to the places you want it so you can control installation and operating costs