Commercial Backup Generator

Whittier Commercial Generator Installation Services

Having a commercial backup generator is a luxury for most businesses. If a power outage occurs, your employees can’t work, and you can’t sell your products or perform services.

A loss of electricity could also result in having to throw away thousands of dollars of inventory, especially if your business involves food, beverages, medications, or any other perishable or temperature-sensitive items.

We proudly install quality commercial backup generators. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a backup generator and how it could benefit your business.

What is a Commercial Backup Generator?

A commercial backup power generator is diesel fuel or natural fuel-powered generator that uses the fuel to produce electricity. It is hardwired into your building, allowing you to flip a switch and use it to power key electrical components. A generator is designed to handle essential loads of the building, and other generators are sized to power everything in your building.

The generator keeps refrigerators and freezers, sump pumps, lights, or cash registers Running even through a blackout. The generator itself sits outside, usually on the rooftop, or in a fenced enclosure for safety.

What to Look for in a Backup Generator

There are many considerations to be made when choosing a commercial backup generator for your business. One of the first things that you should do is verify with the building code department that your business can use a generator, where the generator can be installed, what type of generator you can have on your property, who must install the generator, how often the generator needs to be inspected and whether or not you need a permit for the installation of the generator. Some other considerations for choosing your commercial backup generator are listed here:

  • Fuel source: Special permits may be required based on your choice of fuel source.
  • Utility compatibility: Utility companies should verify if the type of generator is compatible with your utility services.
  • Size: Determine what systems you want the generator to power.
  • Duration of operation: Consider the average length of power outages in your area and how long you might need the generator to operate.
  • Electric load: Powering systems up and restarting systems after a power outage requires a large amount of initial power.
  • Transfer switches: Consider if you want an automatic transfer of power between the grid and generator or a manual transfer.

Installation Process

Only licensed and trained technicians or electricians should install this type of generator. In most cases, your utility company and a Whittier building inspector will also need to review the work before you can start using the generator. The generator needs to be installed in such a way that when utility workers are attempting to restore power to your business, the generator will not cause them any harm.

Even if you have your generator set up to turn on in the event of a power outage automatically, it will need a mechanical or manual transfer switch for safety reasons. The installation process takes a few days, and the work will be done both indoors and outdoors.

Which Businesses Should Have a Backup Generator?

A power outage can have a considerable impact on your business operations. It also has a significant effect on the surrounding neighborhood. Food- and beverage-related businesses should have a backup generator installed to prevent the loss of perishable products. Places that sell ice should also have a backup generator. For pharmacies and companies that produce or dispense medications, a backup generator can be crucial during a utility crisis.

Some other types of businesses that benefit from the installation of a commercial backup generator include doctors’ offices and healthcare facilities, banks, stores with ATMs, childcare centers, veterinary clinics, hospitals and gas stations. This is because all of these businesses perform essential health, safety, and convenience services to the neighborhood. People will need fuel and ice for their use, especially if the power outage continues for even a few days.

Benefits of Having Emergency Backup Power

There are many benefits of installing a commercial backup generator at your business. Instead of having to shutter your doors until the utility company restores power, your business can continue to deliver excellent customer service to the people who need it. A heavy-duty generator could also save you money over having to throw out spoiled food or medications. If you had to throw away your products, it could take a while for you to restock after power is restored. Some of the other benefits of installing a commercial backup generator include the following:

  • Ability to serve first responders and people in immediate need
  • Maintain health and cleanliness in your business during a crisis
  • Develop a positive reputation in the community for keeping your doors open
  • Keep employees safe and employed
  • Continue to generate revenue

Now is an excellent time to look at the options for commercial backup generators and get started with planning and installation. We look forward to helping your Los Angeles business plan ahead.

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