Automatic Standby Backup Power


A Buyer’s Guide

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A reliable and uninterrupted power supply is vital to maintaining consumers’ livelihoods and the sanctuary of hearth and home. Outages caused by weather events are common occurrences. And now that more people are working and studying from home than ever before, the already aging power grid is under strain. In 2019, power outages were typically inconvenient and sometimes costly, but generally not much more than an inconvenience.

But in 2020, we learned that loss of power can disrupt our entire lives and leave us feeling helpless and vulnerable. An automatic standby generator restores power within seconds of a power outage, keeping everything – appliances, Wi-Fi, lights, well-pump, refrigerator, water heater, etc., – running until the outage is over. Unlike a portable generator, a standby generator automatically powers your entire home so that you and your family can seamlessly continue with daily life.

Backup power generation creates new possibilities such as safely sheltering in your own home instead of evacuating to a public facility.

The installation process required for this safe, consistent, and stable power source is complex and is not a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. Generator installation is much more involved than having a new washer delivered to your home. This is not a plug-and-play appliance. Installation typically includes:

• Generator Selection
• Project Planning
• Local Permitting
• Site Preparation

• Pre-setting
• Utility Coordination
• Warranty Activation
• Maintenance and Service

This buyers guide provides consumers a detailed description of the steps required for generator installation. The installation process is the same for all brands of residential standby generators. One of the most important aspects of the process is to choose an experienced and reputable installer committed to prompt and continuous customer service even after initial installation.

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Contact us today for your no-cost and no-obligation consultation with a Canter Power Systems generator specialist and technical services advisors. We offer both in-home and virtual consultations.