We are certified Generac dealers. We currently offer up to 26 kw stationary units. In addition, we also offer annual service maintenance on new installs and existing generators. As well as, installation of interlock systems and transfer switch systems to work with a portable generator.
To have a portable generator power the home, there are two options:
Option One: Install an interlock device on the electric panel. For this install, the panel has to be relatively new, within 5 to 10 years old. This device makes it impossible to back feed the electrical service provider with your generator. An outlet is then installed on the outside of the home either 30 or 50 amps that the generator can plug into in order to feed power to the panel. This option allows you to bring power to the entire panel, but portable generators are typically not powerful enough to energize the entire home. Specific breakers will need to be turned on and off to not overdraw from the generator.
Option Two: Using a portable generator, you can have an integral transfer switch installed, which looks very similar to a sub panel. Several circuits are pre-wired into the integral transfer switch. Similar to the first option, a receptacle is installed on the outside of the home that the generator will plug into.
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