An unexpected blackout will plunge you into darkness and leave you stranded. Chances are, in those moments you’d give anything for access to uninterrupted power. The solution: a whole house emergency generator equipped with an automatic transfer switch. This setup will trigger your generator the moment your electricity drops. In this article, the pros at Tri-County guide you through the important elements of a power transfer switch installation.
Besides generator installations, our electricians can assist with a range of electrical issues and upgrades, including flickering lights, installing additional outlets, and more. To speak to a member of our team, contact us today at 610-857-1740.
Do I Need an Automatic Transfer Switch?
No, but we do recommend investing in one. Transfer switches come in two variants: manual and automatic. A manual switch connects your generator to your home’s circuitry and enables you to power specific circuits. For example, you can set your switch to keep only the circuits connected to your lights, refrigerator, and air conditioning powered during a blackout.
An automatic switch will monitor the electricity utility power and activate the generator when it detects any fluctuation or changes that may signal an imminent power trip. Much like a manual switch, it can also be configured to power specific circuits in your home to ensure you don’t exceed your
emergency backup generator’s capacity.
How to Install a Power Transfer Switch?
While installing a transfer switch may look like a simple job, even minor mishaps during installation can cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. For example, if your switch is not configured properly, you may exceed your generator’s capacity and cause damage to the unit or your home’s appliances and devices.
At Tri-County Water Services, our qualified electricians have years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining generators. We will ensure your generator and connected transfer switch are installed correctly so your backup power solution is ready to jump into action next time the lights go out.
Contact Us Today to Speak to a Generator Expert
Purchasing the right generator is just one part of your emergency power solution. A transfer switch will help you tap into your backup power system at a moment’s notice, keeping your home powered up even when the grid is down. Call us today at 610-857-1740 to find out more about our generation installation service.