ServiceMax Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Automatic Standby Generator’

What Size of Generator Does My Home Need?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

emergency-home-generatorSpring is always a good time to make big plans regarding your HVAC and electrical needs for your house. As the weather becomes warmer, you’ll have a nice window of opportunity where you won’t be dealing with temperature extremes. You can schedule updates and upgrades to your heating and cooling systems. Another job you can take care of is to install that whole-house generator you keep meaning to get.

However, arranging for the installation of a whole-house generator in Chicago, IL isn’t as simple as pointing toward a unit and saying, “Let’s go with that one!” You have to make a few important decisions, such as what size (i.e. how powerful) a generator you need.

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Giving Serious Thought to a Whole-House Generator? We Can Help!

Monday, February 11th, 2019

generator-residentialThe recent polar vortex dropped Chicagoland into an extreme deep freeze, bottoming out the temperature at a record-breaking low. We hope you and your family made it through this intense weather—you’ve probably never loved your home heating system as much as you did during this time!

Now that the freeze of the vortex has passed, you may be thinking about what might have happened if the power went out in your home during the extreme cold. It’s not a pleasant thought. In fact, it’s bit terrifying. Unfortunately, extreme weather conditions are when power outages are most likely. During this warmer stretch of weather, you might be giving serious thought to having your home’s electrical power protected with a whole-house generator. This is great planning, and we offer professional services to install a whole-house generator in Wilmette, IL or elsewhere in Chicagoland. Don’t hesitate to call us to ask for more information.

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Why We Recommend Generator Installation

Monday, December 18th, 2017

natural-gas-generatorElectricity is such a basic part of our lives that we rarely stop to think about all that it does for us. It’s simply always there when we flick on a switch, turn on an appliance, or plug in a phone or laptop to charge. But what if that electricity suddenly vanished? Stopped working and didn’t turn back on a few minutes later? What if it stayed off for hours or even days? Think about the impact an extended power outage like that would have on your life and on your family.

Unfortunately, long blackouts are a possibility during winter. Downed power lines, accidents at power plants, or grid failures can mean whole blocks going black for extended periods. You can’t prevent these power failures, but you can protect yourself with a generator.

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Have You Scheduled Generator Maintenance Yet?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

emergency-home-generatorOne of the important jobs to have done before fall is over and the serious cold weather starts in is to have your home’s heating system maintained. One of our technicians will come to your house and give your furnace or other heater a thorough inspection and take care of necessary cleaning and adjustments. This helps ensure the best heater performance during the winter, with little chance of repair troubles and needless energy waste.

If you have a whole-house standby generator to protect your home in case of a power outage, you should also arrange for generator maintenance as part of your regular seasonal maintenance.

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What Are The Benefits of an Automatic Standby Generator?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

There are a lot of factors which will inform the overall comfort and convenience of your home. Needless to say, the quality of your electrical system is a major player in this respect. Of course, when the electricity supply from your local utility is cut off, it really isn’t going to matter how outstanding your electrical system is. Or so you’d think. In truth, though, there is a way in which you can keep the lights on and your fridge humming away, even in the event of a power outage. Just call Malek Heating & Cooling to learn more about the ways in which a whole house generator can benefit you. When you allow us to handle your generator services in Chicago, IL, you won’t have to worry about the power going out in your neighborhood.

A standby automatic generator differs in a few key ways from the portable generators that you may have seen in campgrounds or out in the driveway. Rather than plugging a few chosen devices directly into the generator, for example, an automatic standby model features a permanent installment on your property. This generator is wired directly into your electrical system, meaning that you don’t need to worry about running extension cords outside during a dark, stormy night. The generator will monitor voltage 24/7, and is able to detect a power outage on its own. Herein lies the greatest benefit of an automatic standby generator.

Not only will the system power far more devices and appliances than a portable model, but it will also kick on automatically in the event of a power outage. An automatic transfer switch makes this possible, allowing your system to spring into action even if you are not at home. This is a great way to ensure that you don’t come back to an uncomfortable environment or a refrigerator full of spoiled food.

In order to get the most from your automatic standby generator in Skokie, IL, of course, you must work with a skilled, trained technician. It is important that the device is wired into your home’s electrical system carefully, and that it is appropriately sized for your home. They can run on either natural gas or an LP system, and we will help you determine which is right for you. Just call us with any questions you may have regarding your generator installation or service needs.

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