Emergencies can happen when you least expect it. Make sure you and your family are prepared for storms or power outages with a whole-home generator, so you can continue to enjoy uninterrupted heating, cooling, and electricity in the event of an emergency. Contact Bell for generator repairs in Denver, or to install a whole home generator today!
We understand that adding a backup generator to your home is a major investment. Our Denver electricians will take the time to go over your options and the installation in detail before getting started. You will be equipped with the information you need to make the best decision for your home!
You may already have a portable generator. While these units are certainly helpful during emergencies, they can’t quite match the comprehensive protection and power of whole-house generators.
Portable units require constant monitoring and maintenance to ensure that they are operating safely and correctly. Carbon monoxide poisoning also becomes an issue if portable units are left to run in poorly ventilated spaces.
Home standby generators provide greater convenience and benefits in comparison:
Safer to operate—Unlike portable units, whole-home generators don’t have extension cords. This lowers your risk of experiencing fire or electrical shock. These systems are designed to be installed outdoors, so there is also less risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks.
Helps increase home value—Planning to sell your home in the future? A high-quality standby generator on your property will help increase the value of your home.
Provides more comprehensive protection—Rest easy knowing all of your appliances and electronics are protected. Standby generators will automatically kick on and continue supplying your home with power without any work on your part. This is an added convenience for those who travel often; enjoy greater peace of mind knowing your home is safe from power outages even when you’re not there.
Ready to move forward with generator installation? Our experts will help you choose the best product for your home. Here are a few factors to consider when selecting a new generator:
What’s your fuel source?
Home standby generators run on liquid propane, natural gas, or diesel. Liquid propane and natural gas are more common sources and typically used with generators up to 22kW.
If you require diesel- or liquid propane-powered systems, we will make sure your fuel tank is able to accommodate the generator. We will also inspect your gas lines to make sure they are the appropriate size.
What are your power demands?
Generator sizing is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new system.
Your HVAC units use the most power in your home. If you would like your generator to power your air conditioner or furnace, you will need to select a generator that can handle the demands of these systems. Smaller homes with a three-ton AC may do well with an 11kW generator, while a five-ton AC may require a generator that’s at least 20kW.
Home backup generators require a transfer switch to ensure proper operation. Installing a generator without the transfer switch is a code violation and will result in electrical imbalances and backfeeding. Our experts will choose a transfer switch to complement your home’s electrical panel.