Generac Generator | Frequently Asked Questions

Generac Generator FAQs

In any industry, there are specific brands and manufacturers that are recognized as setting the standard for reliability, dependability, and performance. In the home power industry, Generac Generators is one such manufacturer.

At Walter Danley Electrical Contracting, we are a Generac Generator dealer, providing generators, installation services, and electrical services for customers throughout New Jersey.

As a Generac Generator dealer, we hear the same questions from prospective buyers. To help you understand why we recommend these generators, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the brand.

Why invest in a standby or automatic generator rather than a portable generator?

A portable generator is a lower cost option, but it is also not designed to provide power to the entire home. Additionally, a portable generator has to be moved into location and connected when needed, while the automatic generator provides immediate power and can run all systems in the home.

The automatic generator also comes on when the power goes out, even if you are not at home. This prevents issues such as burst pipes and spoiling of the contents of the fridge and freezer if the power goes out when you are away.

What is required to maintain an automatic generator?

As a Generac Generator dealer, we offer very low cost maintenance plans, and we can ensure your automatic generator is correctly serviced and ready for use. Home and business owners can also easily maintain either automatic backup or portable generators by following the information provided in the owner’s manual.

If you have additional questions about Generac generators, including how to size one for your home or business, get in touch with our team today at 732. 432.0164.

How Does A Commercial Generator Work?

How Does A Commercial Generator Work?

While power outages are a challenge for homeowners across New Jersey, they are more than just an inconvenience for businesses and industries. Not having power can lead to loss of production, potential damage to equipment, and challenges with meeting orders and retaining customers.

To overcome these issues, businesses of all types across the state install commercial generator systems. These operate on the same technology as automatic backup generators for residences, but they offer a much higher output to be able to keep everything from hospitals to shopping malls and processing plants to shipping hubs fully functional throughout a power outage.

Operation of the Generator

Build to withstand the environment, a commercial generator is fully enclosed and is wired directly into the building’s electrical grid through a subpanel system. In addition, these generators have dedicated fuel tanks, as they are most commonly diesel or natural gas. This ensures the generator starts immediately when the power goes out and continues to run as long as required. Typically, natural gas generators have their own dedicated supply line.

When the sensor in the electrical panel detects the loss of power, it turns on the commercial generator. This allows the engine of the generator to produce power through the alternator and then into the electrical panel. Typically, the drop in power noticed in the building and through the operating systems is just a fraction of a second, resulting in continuous operation.

As with residential types of backup generators, correct sizing is critical for the large industrial generators. If you are considering adding a generator to your business, call W. Danley Electrical Contracting at 732. 432.0164, we assist you in getting the right size and type for your power needs.