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The Truth About Commercial Generators

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

The Truth About Commercial Generators

Generators come in all sizes. You can find small ones on the shelves of hardware, building supply and members-only shopping clubs everywhere. Just put a generator in your cart, take it to checkout and it’s yours for a price of a few hundred dollars. They are popular items when bad weather strikes.
A person running a small business could take one of these units to keep the lights, computers and the security system running. It might also handle a small refrigerator and microwave oven. However, putting one to use in a business does not make it a commercial unit. Commercial generators generally have the following attributes in common:

  • For safety, they are outdoors or in an outbuilding;
  • For convenience, they have a direct connection to the building’s electrical system;
  • For stability, they automatically switch on when a power failure occurs;
  • For simplicity, they run on natural or liquid propane gas; and
  • For versatility, they generate many KW and amps in a variety of phases and voltages.

Commercial Generators Are Excellent Investments

Commercial-quality backup power requires a significant investment. There is the cost of the unit, site preparation, installation and ongoing maintenance. However, comparing this to the cost of business downtime makes having backup power an excellent decision.

Commercial Generators Can Have a Long Life

A large commercial generator is a valuable company asset. As such, it should receive a level of attention like that received by the heating and air conditioning equipment. Preventive maintenance, periodic testing and occasional use help avoid generator problems. Generators don’t get much use but, when the need arises, they are worth their weight in gold. Businesses treat them accordingly and give them a long lifespan.
When storms shut down Chicago,IL, your commercial generator will give you an edge. Neighboring businesses will be struggling without power. Meanwhile, you can have a team of storm damage recovery experts on the job. Your business will look “Like it never even happened” well before your neighbors are up and running again.

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