There are several generators you can buy for your property
It is important to look at the various options before making your purchase. Call Power Generation Service LLC today for more information about home standby generators! 505-323-2032
Residential generators bring a sense of safety, security, and convenience to a home. Generator power can bring light during a summer storm and heat if the power is lost during winter. If you lose power in your community for an extended period of time, a home generator means you can continue your day-to- day life in comfort. Power Generation Service LLC can provide a variety of options for home generators, designed for large or small homes and whole or partial backup power.
From camping to tailgating to backup power, portable generators are compact and light and can fit in most cars and trucks for easy portability. Power Generation Service LLC can provide a variety of options in portable generators which run on commonly available fuels like gasoline and diesel. They are easy to use — just add oil, fuel, and go — and require no installation.
Power Generation Service LLC carries the replacement parts you need to keep your generator running smoothly for some of the biggest generator manufacturers, like Briggs & Stratton, Generac, Honda, and Kohler to name a few. Give us a call with your part number or the model and serial number of your gen set for quick service.
WHAT TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR PURCHASE
Automatic vs. Manual Start/Stop
Depending on your home, you could have a standby generator that is either an automatic start/stop. With an automatic transfer switch, at any moment the normal power can be interrupted. With a manual start/stop in the event of an outage, the transfer switch would require an operator. In terms of a generator being more economical, you might select the manual generator over the automatic. During an outage, the manual generator should not be left unattended. If left unattended water line can be frozen, spoiled food and other unknown scenarios. Both generators, manual and automatic, will be mounted outdoors and will not be damaged due to weather.
Permanent vs. Portable
Portable generators are often used in remote locations such as camping and construction sites. Portable generators can be stored inside of a garage, shed or your home and would need to be moved outdoors if an outage occurs. A generator that is permanently mounted should never be moved for any purposes.
Home standby generators that have been permanently mounted are rarely fueled by gasoline instead they rely on propane and natural gas. There can be diesel units in home standby, but the liquid fuel will need maintenance to ensure the generator is healthy and functional in the event of an emergency.
- Gasoline Only generators are cost efficient, weigh less, and are transportable.
- Diesel Generators usually cost more, weigh more, and make much more noise in their portable type configuration.
- Portable Generators are fueled by gasoline primarily, but there are some diesel fueled, followed by tri-fueled units (gasoline, propane, and natural gas).
Sound Quality & Life Expectancy
Home standby generators have air-cooled 3600 rpm engines, or water-cooled 1800 rpm engines. The quietest generators are the water-cooled, 1800 rpm, sound-attenuated enclosure type units. The 1800 rpm generators cost more, but will normally outlast air-cooled units in higher use applications. Portable generators typically make more noise and are not built as heavy-duty due to competitive costs, etc. However, there are some exceptions in the newer inverter models and higher end, more expensive portable generators.
Cost of Complete System
A 5000 watt portable generator with a manual transfer switch can range from $900 to over $3000. The price range will depend on the options on the generator and the quality. The permanently mounted home stand by generators with automatic transfer switches can range from $2,500 to $25,000 depending on its options and quality.
Output size will determine how many items in your house you can use or power up in the event that the generator is online. A typical 2000 sq. foot home may struggle with a 4,000 to 5,000 watt generator, but would do fine with 10,000 plus watts at 5,000 ft. altitude.