Generator Sales, Service & Maintenance
Premium Electric can help you with generator sales and service!
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. There are three brands we recommend most as part of our generator sales and service including Generac, Honda, and Yamaha generators.
As a backup standby generator, Generac has developed an excellent reputation. A Generac generator is 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 do we recommend a Honda generator as part of our generator sales and service? 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, including 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 Yamaha as part of our generator sales and service 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 a backup generator for your home or business.
Home Generator FAQ's
How to connect a generator?
To connect a generator, you will need to hire an electrician to install a transfer switch so that you can transfer from line power over to generator power.
How much does it cost to install a generator?
Generators vary in size and output and can cost anywhere from $500 up to $10,000 or more. There is also a cost to hire a qualified electrician to properly install your generator and transfer switch.
How often should I run my generator?
Most manufacturers recommend that you test your generator regularly and run your generator without a load at least once a month.
How often should a home generator be serviced?
Regular maintenance is always recommended at least once every 2 years or after a minimum of 200 hours of generator use.
What size generator do I need for my house?
The size of generator will depend on your electrical needs. A small generator between 5,000 and 8,000 watts is enough to accommodate the essential electrical needs of the average home. 10,000 watts or higher will be necessary if you are looking for a whole house generator.
Still, Have Questions About Generators?
If you still have questions about any of the products in our generator sales, or if you need generator service or maintenance, call our certified electricians anytime at 604-308-6195 or send us an Email
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