The perfect backup power solution jumps into action as soon as the lights start to flicker. However, without a transfer switch, you’ll first have to connect your generator to enjoy the benefits of this advanced system. At Tri-County Water Services we specialize in professional transfer switch installations designed to help you get the most out of your standby generator system.
For nearly 20 years, Tri-County Water Services has helped homeowners outfit their homes with smart electrical solutions. Contact us at 610-857-1740 to get started.
What Does a Transfer Switch Do?
A transfer switch is a device connected to your emergency generator and your circuitry. When the power goes out, it will either automatically switch your power supply from the grid to the generator (if you have an automatic switch) or otherwise you can initiate the swap by flicking the switch yourself.
Do I Need a Transfer Switch?
Is it mandatory? No. However, will it make your life easier? 100%. Without a switch, you’ll have to use an extension cord to connect your generator to your home’s circuitry. In the event of a blackout, this usually involves stumbling around in the dark as your scour your home for a working flashlight. Plus, by not using a switch, you’ll have limited access to your generator’s power and won’t be able to keep a large number of appliances running at the same time.
How Do I Install a Transfer Switch?
Every year, many homeowners are injured and killed by shocks and electrical fires. Working with electricity is dangerous. Hence, why we recommend you leave your transfer switch installation to a qualified expert.
At Tri-County Water Services, our electricians have the training, tools, and experience to install your transfer switch safely and correctly. We will also take steps to ensure your generator and switch are operating efficiently, and that your generator has the capacity to keep your vital devices and appliances running during an outage.
Call Us Today for Reliable Emergency Backup Solutions
If you’re not using a transfer switch, you’re not using your generator to its full potential. This affordable addition to your emergency backup power system will minimize stress and safety concerns during the next blackout.
The pros at Tri-County Water Services will advise you on the best switch based on your electrical needs, and will complete the generator installation in a timely manner. Contact us today at 610-857-1740 to find out more.