Generators & Transfer Switches

Generators & Transfer Switches in Pittsburgh, PA

Given our dependence on the electrical services that help us to perform a number of daily tasks, a power outage can be a major inconvenience. The perfect solution to this problem is a whole-house generator. The experts at Hufnagel Electric have the knowledge and the experience that is necessary to install Generator Systems, as well as any additional services you require, including repairs and maintenance.

What is a Backup Generator?

A backup generator is an emergency power system that is designed for long and short term power outages, such as those that occur after tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, lightning storms, ice storms, and blizzards. A backup generator can also be of great assistance when a transformer blows, cutting off the power in an area for extended periods of time.

A backup generator maintains the essential functions of a business through a power outage. Generators use fuels such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane which is needed to create the necessary electrical energy.

What is a Transfer Switch?

A transfer switch connects to the circuits that are necessary to run in the event of a power outage and is installed beside the home or commercial building’s main electrical panel. Transfer switches can be manual, where the transfer occurs by throwing a switch, or automatic, which is capable of switching when necessary to provide emergency power.

A backup generator is a complex piece of equipment and should only be installed by experienced and licensed professionals. The licensed electricians at Hufnagel Electric offer installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services.

Contact us today for more information.