Hilton Head Island Backup Generator Installation
Did your home lose power last hurricane? Emergencies can occur at any moment, and being prepared is no longer optional. Blackouts happen frequently, you cannot help that, but you can help your home be prepared for this eventuality. Just a little foresight can prevent you from replacing your refrigerator, water heater or home computer.
Here are some reasons why owning a backup generator makes practical sense:
Your home will still have power: Storms and hurricanes bring lightning, rain, and wind that can cause electrical power outages and inflict long-lasting damage to power lines that can sometimes take weeks to fix. A backup generator will keep your home powered during and after a storm. With a backup generator, your refrigerator, appliances, lights, and phone chargers can still get power, and your air conditioner will keep running, keeping you cool on those hot and humid Lowcountry nights.
A standby system: Unlike a portable generator that you hand-crank or need to manually turn on, a backup generator is configured to sense when the power goes out, so that it can automatically kick on, ensuring a continuous flow of electricity to your home.
It’s there when you are away: A backup generator makes sure that your home is getting electrical power, even when you’re not at home or you’re asleep. A generator provides peace of mind while you’re away.
A Reliable Source of Electrical Power
Rest assured, that with a backup generator from Live Oak Electrical Services, you can put your mind at ease, knowing that, regardless of the weather situation, you will have a reliable, continuous supply of electrical power for your home or business.
When hurricanes, tornados, and other storms that regularly batter the South Carolina Lowcountry compromise the standard power supply, you will have all your electrical needs covered with the backup generator we provide.
When your electricity goes out, the inconvenience can last for a few minutes or days at a time. There’s no need for you to deal with disruption, damage, discomfort, or safety risks. A backup or standby generator provides an electrical power source within seconds of a blackout. You don’t need to be on the premises to start it up or worry about refueling. You simply continue with everyday life and operations.
What is a backup or standby generator?
Generators are very simple machines. In fact, they are like your local electric power plant, but on a much smaller scale. Instead of burning coal to turn turbines, generators use engines to convert gasoline, natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel into electricity. A standby home generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside of your house (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically – within seconds of a power outage.
The Right Generator for You
Choosing the right home standby generator to suit your family’s needs is one of the most important decisions a homeowner can make. These generators are low maintenance and kick on automatically when the power is lost. With larger capacities, they can do more than just keep the lights on. Whether you need a home backup generator to power your whole house or just a few rooms, you will have no problem selecting the home backup generator that’s right for you. Are there different sizes of generators? Yes! That’s why we ask you to call our professional team. We’ll measure your home and determine your backup generator needs so we can recommend the right generator for purchase and installation.
Keep Your Generator Well-Maintained
What’s the point of a generator tune-up? The worst time to find out that your generator isn’t working is when you need it to kick on during a storm. That’s why we recommend scheduling a generator checkup with our team. We’ll make sure that your backup generator is ready to go.
Like any other engine-powered machine, standby generators require regular maintenance. For example, just like your car needs an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles, most standby generators need one every two years or after 200 hours of use.
As a generator owner, if you choose to maintain your unit yourself, you’ll want to keep a maintenance kit on hand to regularly service your generator. Here’s what it should include:
Backup Generator Maintenance
Out of sight out of mind right? We never think about these generators until we really need them. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need us. Maintenance must be done on these machines even when you aren’t using them, so when you do need them will be operational. We provide servicing for these machines throughout the year so they are ready to go when you need them. Interested in the many benefits of a backup generator? Live Oak Electrical Services will tailor recommendations to suit your requirements and goals, handle proper installation of quality equipment, and stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to protecting your home or business with unmatched value and sustainable electrical solutions.
You wouldn’t drive your car for 10,000 miles without getting an oil change; same goes for your standby generator. When we perform an oil change on your machine we empty the old oil and replace it with two quarts of new oil. Then we replace your old, dirty oil filter.
After a year of use, your spark plugs can get pretty nasty. We will remove the old spark plugs and install the new spark plugs to keep your generator running in top form. If your generator runs for an extended time, after 48 hours, allow it to cool down before using it again.
The final step of our maintenance is replacing the air filter. If you have ever seen the filter in a HVAC unit or car, you know how filthy they can get. We take out the old air filter and slap in the new one. Your home standby generator is now serviced for your next power outage.