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MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Offer Comprehensive Standby Generator Services in Overland Park, KS
Standby generators, also known as backup generators and whole home generators, are more than units that keep your lights on during a power outage; for many, they can be a lifeline, especially if you have necessary medical equipment that needs to stay powered at all times. The amount of damage that can happen during an extended power outage can be staggering: loss of food, plumbing issues, problems with electrical equipment afterwards, etc. But this is where the experts at MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling come in with comprehensive standby generator services. Our experts can install, repair, maintain or replace your standby generator in Overland Park, KS, ensuring you have the power you need when you need it most. Our work is 100% guaranteed so you know when you call us that all work performed for your generator will be done correctly the first time around. If you have had concerns about power outages in the past, call us today and see what we can do for you!
MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling provides standby generator services in Overland Park, KS and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment?
What Is Automatic Switching?
One of the tremendous benefits of today’s standby generators is that most are equipped with automatic switching. This means that the generator has sensors that detect instantaneously if your power has been interrupted, and if so, the generator turns on immediately and starts providing power to your home via the electrical panel. Not only is this convenient, it also takes the burden off you to scramble to your generator and get it going during an outage.
What Are Some Other Benefits of Standby Generators?
Automatic switching is clearly a great thing to have, but there are a few other benefits to consider along with it, including:
- No need to re–fuel with a gas generator – natural gas generators are connected directly to your home’s main gas line, so fueling is automatic and convenient.
- Generator is connected directly to your electrical panel – with a standby generator, you won’t have to worry about tripping over long extension cords because the generator feeds directly into your home’s electrical panel.
- Remote monitoring option – as the homeowner, you may be able to choose an upgraded option that allows you to monitor your generator from any smart device.
Choosing a Fuel Type for Your Standby Generator
There are three main fuels by which most standby generators operate:
- Natural gas
- Liquid propane (LP)
Our experts will help you decide which type of fuel will work best for your needs and your home. Natural gas is certainly one of the most convenient, as your standby generator will be connected directly to your natural gas line for automatic fueling; however, not all homes have access to natural gas. Propane has a very long shelf life, but you will need a propane tank to which your generator will be connected. Lastly, if you don’t have access to either propane or natural gas, or don’t prefer to use either of these fuels, you can power your generator with diesel fuel.