Before our Abbotsford electricians recommend any back-up power supply products to our customers we look for the following in the available brand name generators for sale. They must be:
- Easy to start
- Easy on fuel consumption
- Easy to maintain
They also have to have good alternators and reliable engines that have a reputation for performance that lasts. The three brand name generators Premium Electric recommends most are Generac, Honda, and Yamaha generators.
As a backup standby generator, Generac has developed an excellent reputation. Generac generators are a permanent installation designed to provide immediate back-up power in the event that your power goes out. You have a choice between a smaller, lower priced, air-cooled Generac generator (for powering only essential circuits) or a larger, liquid cooled Generac generator designed to power your entire home or business. Our Generac generators for sale are installed with a transfer switch that automatically takes your home or business off of BC Hydro’s power grid before safely powering up the Generac generator. Once power is restored to your area the transfer switch turns off the Generac generator and restores your connection with BC Hydro’s power grid.
Why buy a Honda generator? Besides the fact that the Honda name has an excellent reputation for superior quality, Honda generators are portable, built to last, and run forever. This is important if you will be running your portable generator regularly. Portable Honda generators are also fairly easy to start, include a “low oil auto stop” feature, and generally run quieter than other brand name generators. If you live in a rural area and noise isn’t an issue that’s okay. However, for those who live in suburban areas, we recommend buying a quieter Honda generator. You also have a choice between a fixed speed Honda generator and a Honda inverter generator, which is designed to run slower when there’s no load or just a light load. As with anything, you get what you pay for and Honda generators are definitely worth the price.
There are many factors that we consider when installing a Yamaha generator for our Lower Mainland clients including:
- Size & weight (how portable your backup generator is)
- Run times
- Fuel efficiency
- Maximum Power Output
Yamaha is a very popular brand so there are many different models of Yamaha generators for sale. We can help you calculate your wattage usage and choose the best portable or stationary Yamaha generator for your application.
Premium Electric recommends that you always hire a professional electrician to assess your load needs and to install and service generators for your home or business.
Still Have Questions About Generators?
Premium Electric has been servicing commerical and homeowner customers throughout the Fraser Valley for over 15 years, including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Aldergrove, and Langley.
Ask us for a generator installation quote.