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 Milbank Home Generator Systems, as well as any additional services you require, including repairs and maintenance.

What is a Whole House Generator?

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

A whole house generator, also known as engine generators or whole home generators, can produce enough power for an entire home, and typically provide 5,000 watts or more of power at a time through a 120–volt or a 240–volt output. These generators consume fuels such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane which is needed to create the necessary electrical energy.

A whole house generator will not provide the capacity of electricity that is present when the power is in full service, however, they will allow for the basic necessities, such as appliances, affording the convenience of not having to live without power.

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 switch once they sense a sources has lost or gained power.

A whole house 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 in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today for more information.