Whether it's a big thunderstorm, heavy blizzard, public emergency, or something else - it could take days or even weeks for power to be restored depending on the severity of the situation. For homeowners, living without power for days or weeks is at the least a major inconvenience, and at worst could lead to food spoilage or even health problems. For private companies, this means a complete pause in normal business activities, which is not just disruptive, but can be financially detrimental.
For commercial enterprises such as hospitals or medical centers that depend on power to provide care to patients, this could mean even more serious consequences. At J.S. Electrical LLC, we'll make sure that you're fully powered no matter what the situation. We understand the importance of working at full capacity, especially in a fast paced commercial or industrial environment.
Whether you're looking for a generator for your home or your business, we'll help you find the right one for your needs and budget. We offer commercial and home generators to Avon, Farmington, Glastonbury, West Hartford, Rocky Hill, Southington, and the surrounding areas of Connecticut.
A portable generator is generally less expensive, smaller, and easier to move than a standby generator. It's intended to be used as a temporary substitute for your usual power source, typically for a few hours at a time until power is restored. When power has been cut, you'll need to manually turn on the generator to begin the flow of power, and these units tend to run on gasoline. This is a good option for most homeowners. Power outages rarely last more than a day, though we saw with Hurricane Sandy that this is certainly not always the case. Although a power outage is inconvenient for a typical household with average power demand - such as for lights, appliances, electronics, etc. - a lack of power will not pose a significant risk to inhabitants or the safety of the home, so a portable generator should suffice.
For certain homeowners as well as virtually all business owners, however, a standby generator is the better option. You may want to opt for a standby generator if, for example, you have very young children in the home, are running medical equipment that needs constant power, live in an area where power is often cut for days on end, or perhaps are running a business out of your residence. Standby generators automatically turn on when they detect power from the grid has been cut, offering the security of constant power supply. They are more expensive than portable home generators, increase in price corresponding to their capacity, must be installed by a professional technician, and are much larger than a portable unit, but they are typically quieter (especially important for a residential neighborhood).
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