A standby generator is a larger fixed device that resembles an outdoor air conditioning compressor. They are capable of generating enough power to keep many essential electrical devices operating at once, or you can invest in a standby generator that can operate every electrical appliance and light in your house all at once.

The standby generators are not meant to be installed by a homeowner. Not only do you have to connect a fuel source to it such as propane or natural gas, but you also have to hard wire the generator into your electrical system. This is fairly complex and best done by professionals. What’s more, you need to install a sophisticated transfer switch with a separate electrical panel that contains the electrical circuits that will be powered when the generator turns on.

All of your appliances remain plugged into their wall outlets with a stand by generator. The electrician, with your input, decides which circuits in your home to connect to the generator. This allows you to purchase the correct-sized generator. If you decide to power just a part of your home, the other areas will be dark and off the grid. Think about what appliances and rooms of your house you can survive in until the utility company gets power back to your home.

Some standby generators come with software that allows you to check the status of your generator if you’re not at home. This software can also communicate with you or a service company if it senses something is wrong that might cause the generator to fail in the event of a power outage. This allows you to have it repaired so that it will be working when you need it most.

Standby generators require periodic maintenance as they contain engines that spin the actual generator. Often you can do this maintenance yourself. If you want a company to do this, they will gladly take care of it.

So if you are looking for a company to install and or repair your House Generator than look no further than J and L Mechanical who have been in business for over 30 years in Crown Point and all of Northwest Indiana. J and L Mechanical will come out do an analysis on your needs and present you with a detailed proposal and timeline to install you new generator.

Looking for a reliable HVAC contractor in Crown Point Indiana?  Then look no further than J and L MechanicalHeating and Air Conditioning. We service Crown Point night and day, and we can meet all of your HVAC needs including: furnace repair, air conditioning repair, boiler repair, and house generators as well as sales, maintenance and much more. Our servicemen have undergone extensive training in each of these areas and carry EPA and/or NATE certifications to prove their capabilities. We dispatch our technicians locally in Crown Point, and guarantee your 100% satisfaction with all of the work that we perform. Give us a call at 219-662-0324 to learn more about the services J and L Mechanical offers to the residents of Crown Point and Northwest Indiana.

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