Ever been curious about how a standby generator works? Many homeowners are investing in whole-house generators or standby generators as a way to keep their homes powered and comfortable during outages. Alternative Energy Solutions stands by Standby Generators as a great way to keep your home running and protected after natural disasters that lead to prolonged power outages, but how exactly do they work?
How Do Standby Generators Work?
Generator Operation - Part 1
To start, standby generators are permanently installed outside of the home, usually near the main electrical panel. They are connected to the home’s natural gas line, so they have a continuous and reliable fuel source. When the power goes out, the generator will automatically sense the outage and start-up in a matter of seconds.
Generator Operation - Part 2
A standby generator will automatically transfer power to the home’s electrical panel, supplying all of the circuits in the home with power. This process is known as an automatic transfer switch (ATS). The ATS monitors the power coming from the utility company, and when it senses a power outage, it will switch over to the generator.
Generator Operation - Part 3
Once the generator is running, it will supply the circuits in the home with power. Depending on the size of the generator and how much power you need, the generator should run until power is restored from the utility company.
Investing in a standby generator is an excellent way to ensure your home stays powered and comfortable during an unexpected power outage. These generators are incredibly easy to use and require minimal maintenance. With a standby generator, you can rest assured knowing that your home will stay powered even in the event of a power outage.