FAQWhat is an automatic standby generator?
An automatic standby generator is a back-up electrical system that supplies power to essential circuits of your home within seconds of a utility outage. After utility power returns, the generator will power off and await the next outage.
Why should I buy an automatic standby generator instead of a portable generator?
While portable generators do supply your home or office with power, an automatic standby generator produces a higher quality of electricity. A standby generator operates automatically and routinely runs a weekly self-test to ensure proper response to your needs.
Do they have to be maintained?
Much like a car’s engine, generators need periodic oil and filter changes. You can rely on PMG Generator Services for an annual maintenance plan to ensure your home standby generator will provide you peace of mind for years to come.
What will it power?
GUARDIAN® generators can be tied into the electrical panel circuits of your home. Depending on your needs, GUARDIAN can power furnaces, air conditioners, well pumps, water heaters and other appliances that are hard wired into your electrical panel.
How loud are the generators?
GUARDIAN® generators are designed for residential neighborhoods and thus don’t even inhibit regular conversation between two people standing next to a running air-cooled generator.
How long will a standby generator last?
Standby generators are not designed for continuous power usage (24/7), however a properly maintained standby generator should provide you with over 20 years of operation under emergency standby conditions.
What fuel source does a standby generator use?
An automatic standby generator can operate on liquid propane (LP) or natural gas, and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit.
What are the operating costs?
Depending on the price of natural gas, during an emergency expect to pay less than $30/day for gas usage. Cheaper than a refrigerator full of spoiled food!