Did you know power outages have more than tripled in the past decade and outages are not due to weather alone. Mother nature, grid overload and increasing demand all contribute to power outages. In 2010 alone, 4,839 outages affected 26,251,735 people. And the duration of these outages is increasing.
How long can people go without refrigeration, HVAC, sump pumps or other critical systems? 73 million owner-occupied homes are without any back-up power. A back-up generator could be a good investment.
So what is an automatic back-up generator and how does it work? The generator system is simple. The generator and transfer switch work together to monitor utility power 24/7. You do not need to be available to start the system if there is an outage because it will start automatically. The generator sits outside your home or business, just like a central air conditioner, while the transfer switch is located next to the main breaker box. Within seconds of the switch sensing a power loss, the generator starts automatically to restore the power. Conversely, when the original power supply comes back, the generator automatically shuts down and stands by to wait for when it is needed again.
New England winters can be rough, so if you don’t have a generator this might be the time to think about adding one. AccuAire Inc. offers many quality product lines and is always happy to take a look at what you might need for your home or business.