Just because you’re out of power doesn’t mean the expenses from facilities and employees stop. Forty-eight hours without power can be the difference between success and failure for a business. Fortunately for you, you can prepare for these situations with the help of a commercial generator. Equipping your business with a generator can prevent the loss of revenue associated with power outages, possibly paying for themselves in a single instance by keeping customers happy, revenue flowing, and everyone safe.
More than a simple convenience…
The benefits of commercial generators go beyond electrical comforts, ensuring not only the safety of employees and customers but the safety of security systems and computer data as well. Generators can also help you aid a community in need, bolstering your reputation. In addition, generators minimise disruptions in day-to-day activity, preserving productivity and keeping doors open to your loyal customer base. Does your business have the advantage of a commercial generator?
There are many times a commercial generator could really pay off, such as:
- Natural disasters such as floods and fires.
- Blackouts from high electricity demands.
- Power outages due to animals, vehicle crashes, and the nation’s aging electrical system.
- Load shedding, and any extra power outages as a result of the strain put on the system by load shedding.
What type of commercial generator is best suited for your business?
While they are called portable, these generators are still significant, generally the size of a trailer, with the entire trailer used to house the mechanisms of the generator.
They cost less than permanent models but have a short run time, requiring up to several refuels daily during long-term outages. Portable models are helpful for small to mid-sized businesses or remote locations. Using mobile models is not recommended for companies with sensitive electronic equipment. Typical usage includes construction yards, outlying areas, and first responders before on-site power is available.
A permanently installed backup system can operate automatically upon signs of power loss. Permanent commercial generators are typically wired directly into your building’s electrical system through a generator transfer switch. Once the controller senses an outage, it isolates the wiring and items needing power, transferring power needs to the generator. Once power is restored, the transfer switch transfers back to the power source from your utility lines, turning off the generator.
Permanent generators offer convenient, fuss-free emergency power for any sized business and can provide longer run times and higher power levels than portable models. They can also run on various fuels, allowing you to choose your area’s most readily available source. Compared to residential generators, these large machines can offer three-phase power and are considerably quieter.
These are typically used where any interruption in power could be costly or dangerous, such as protecting data or keeping security systems online.
Not sure what you need?
Determining the types of electrical items needed in a power outage is essential to selecting the perfect generator to meet your business needs. Lucky for you, Titan Electrical can help. Generate success for your business – contact Titan Electrical for your complimentary quote on commercial generator installation today!
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