Home Emergency GeneratorsHere in New England, snowstorms and severe weather are a way of life. That’s why it’s a good idea to install an automatic stand-by generator in your home, ensuring that you will have electricity during a power outage.
Losing power is inconvenient and uncomfortable. Plus, you can’t really afford to be without electricity if you:
- Have essential medical devices
- Run a sump pump
- Need to power a home office
- Store a large amount of food in freezers
Tingley Electric will help you select a unit that is right for your home and we’ll take care of the entire installation.
Some generators automatically start running during a power failure while others require a manual start-up.
Generators come with a full manufacturer’s warranty. On some models, Tingley Electric performs a comprehensive system check one year after installation. We can also help you set up a maintenance plan with a reliable service company in your area.
Types of Generators
Permanently installed battery backup systems
Up To 3,600 Watts
Battery backup systems can be installed indoors, providing power to emergency circuits for up to 48 hours. For extended power outages, these units can be recharged with solar panels or a portable generator.
1,000 to 10,000 Watts
Running on gasoline or propane, portable generators start up and shut down manually. They provide power for radios, lamps, sump pumps, freezers and small appliances.
8,000 to 14,000 Watts
Permanently installed, these generators run on natural gas or propane, providing enough electricity to heat your home as well as power a refrigerator, power tools, fans, lamps and portable air conditioning units. To ensure they remain in good working order, the units start up automatically once a week and run for 15-20 minutes.
14,000 to 125,000 Watts
Permanently installed, whole-house generators run on natural gas or propane and will supply all the power you would normally need. This includes electricity for central air conditioning, sump pumps, television, appliances and lighting. To ensure they remain in good working order, the units start up automatically once a week and run for 15-20 minutes.
Generator Safety Tips
- Be cautious about running too many appliances. Protect against carbon monoxide exposure by running portable generators outdoors and away from the house.
- Never run a portable generator indoors or while you’re sleeping.