6462_13943_280BACK UP GENERATORS – Few things are as frustrating and inconvenient as a power outage. When the power goes out in a winter blizzard, the situation can even become dangerous. At Nichols & Phipps, we specialize in installing convenient backup generators for homes and businesses, so you won’t have to worry when the grid goes down. With a backup generator, your home can stay warm and well-lit no matter what happens.

How Back Up Generators Work

A backup generator unit involves both the standby generator itself, and an automatic transfer switch that activates the backup power within seconds of a power outage. These elements will be professionally installed by our expert electricians, integrating them into your home’s existing wiring. Back up Generators typically run on either propane or natural gas. fuel_lp_natgasUnlike a portable generator, which runs on gasoline, a standby generator installed by Nichols & Phipps is a permanent backup power solution. You’ll never have to worry about refueling, extension cords, or carbon monoxide.

Selecting Back Up Generators to Suit Your Home

The three main types of automatic backup generators include select-circuit generators, managed whole-house generators, and whole-house backup generators.

Advantages Versus a Portable Generator

Many families rely on a portable generator to power essential appliances during a power outage, but you can’t beat the convenience and power of a permanent backup generator. Portable generators need to be situated outside, with extension cords running through windows or doors. During the winter, this can be a problem since it can let in frigid air, but indoor usage of a portable generator is impossible because they emit deadly carbon monoxide gas. Portable generators also need to be refueled often with gasoline, which can be a hassle compared to the convenience of a fully wired, automatic standby generator. Permanent backup generators also power more appliances than a portable generator can, so you don’t have to choose between devices due to limited capacity.

For maximum convenience and protection when the power goes out, your best option is a permanent standby generator. At Nichols & Phipps, we specialize in installing quality backup generators that integrate seamlessly into your home’s wiring, activating automatically within seconds of a power outage. Backup generators are a worthwhile investment for homeowners who don’t want to deal with the hassle of going without electricity during a storm or other emergency.

If you are looking for a Back Up Generator professional then please call 703-670-8519 or complete our online

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