Do You Really Need a Backup Generator?
Atlanta, often called the City of Trees, can also be referred to as the City of Power Outages, especially when it’s stormy outside. Atlanta’s winters are notorious for at least several days of freezing rain and ice that sticks to and stresses power lines, and Atlanta’s summers bring afternoon thunderstorms and lightning strikes numbering in the thousands. Read on to learn why you might need a backup generator.
What causes power outages?
According to Georgia Power, trees are the most common cause of outages in Georgia. Anything from a broken limb falling to a branch simply touching a power line can cause a power outage in your house – not to mention the long-lasting electrical outages caused by downed trees falling across the lines.
Outages and power surges can wreak havoc on your appliances and electronics, potentially rendering them useless. If you recently purchased a state of the art flat screen, you might not be keen to drop hundreds of dollars to repair or replace it.
How can a backup generator help?
An automated backup generator can not only protect the following household items, it can also keep them running smoothly during unpredictable surges and outages:
- Furnaces, air conditioning units, and water heaters
- Home security and video monitoring systems
- Medical equipment such as CPAP machines
- Home electronics and chargers
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- Internet routers and cable boxes
- Refrigerators and freezers
- Garage door openers
- Kitchen appliances
Backup generators from BriteBox Electrical are installed alongside your home’s electrical system to power exactly what you choose to energize when the power goes out. Our system designers work closely with you to determine what items you want to remain operable during an outage.
Our backup generators have a trigger, called a power transfer switch, that starts your generator as soon as it senses a loss of power. Once your utility power comes back, the power transfer switch immediately shuts off your generator, allowing for a seamless transition.
Our experts have decades of electrical design experience, and all of the systems we install come with the industry’s best guarantees and warranties.
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BriteBox Electrical Services is your local Atlanta source for electrical repair services, customized home entertainment systems, home security, and home automation.