Generator Technician FAQ

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We all depend on electricity, but there is a great deal of misinformation and misconceptions out there that only make matters more complicated when you're experiencing an issue at your home or business. Now, you can be prepared more than ever with Brite Electric's generator services. Whether you're looking to have a generator installed, repaired, or maintained, we are the team for you. To help streamline the whole process, we have answered a few frequently asked questions about generators to help guide you.

When Is it Time to Call a Generator Specialist?

No one wants to call in professional help when they're not needed. There are a lot of home and business owners who think that their generator issue is no big deal and that they can get by if they ignore the problem, hoping it will eventually sort itself out, or they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Under no circumstances should you ever attempt to install a generator or complete maintenance on your own. Even if it's just a small problem, unqualified repairs won't meet safety standards and could sow the seeds of more serious problems down the line.

So, when should you call a generator specialist? Whenever you need installation, repair, or maintenance! It's of no inconvenience to us to provide the reassurance you need.

Can I Complete Generator Maintenance and Repairs on my Own?

Under no circumstances should you ever attempt to deal with a generator yourself. It is guaranteed to be a recipe for disaster. You wouldn't do your own dental work, would you? Our electricians are highly trained professionals who can guarantee a safe solution.

Furthermore, if you install a generator incorrectly and it causes a fire or carbon monoxide leak, you will be liable for the damages. It's not worth the risk when Brite Electric's excellent technicians are only a phone call away.

How Do I Know What Generator I Need for My Property?

Figuring out the electrical loads of homes and businesses is essential. And to determine the size of your generator involves an audit of your appliances and a little bit of math as well. Consider your electrical appliances and get an understanding of how much wattage each requires. Then ensure that you are installing and utilizing a generator that exceeds that amount. It's important to ensure that your generator is not too large, however, as this will cost you too much money to operate.

Confused yet? If so, give Brite Electric a call and we'll be happy to assist you in your energy load audit.

How to Tell if My Generator Needs Repair?

There are a few sure-fire indications of generator malfunction including:

  • If the electrical components look worn out
  • If the generator is leaking oil or coolant
  • If you have difficulty starting the generator

If you suspect damage to your generator, don't wait for the issue to escalate. Get in touch with us and book generator maintenance today!

Should I Buy a Standby Generator?

Because power outages are both unavoidable and inconvenient, having a standby generator can be a total lifesaver. In the case of a severe storm or blackout, a standby generator will act as a personal power source, allowing you to utilize your home's electricity when the power is otherwise inaccessible.

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