A Generator without a correctly installed transfer switch is like an electric tiger without a cage. You’ve got all that power, but nowhere to safely funnel it? It’s either going to sit there, quietly brooding and dangerous, or it’s about to explode. But when you’re talking Generators, and we mean the big ones that can power a whole house, a factory, a cell tower, a surgery center, or something of that requirement level, not having a correctly installed generator transfer switch could ruin your investment, twenty times over. Since 1995, Anderson Power Services has been helping homeowners, business owners, and facility managers get the most out of their whole home and industrial generators by offering the best Generator Transfer Switch service you can get anywhere in the Southeastern United States. We have trained agents standing by in your location who would be happy to help you get the most out of your backup power investment.
We can provide you with seamless power transfer, often within a couple of seconds, in the event of a future power outage. Whether you choose an automatic transfer switch, or you prefer a manual transfer switch, Anderson Power Services is the company to choose for your generator transfer switch installation. We provide top-level services for all these types and styles of transfer switches, and so much more! Call Anderson Power Services today!
If you’ve already invested in an industrial power generator or a whole home standby generator, you’ve probably heard of transfer switches. A correctly installed transfer switch can serve several primary functions in relation to your emergency backup power supply. Some folks like to consult with the professionals. Some people like to give DIY a shot. Looking to install your own Generator Transfer Switch? You can do it yourself with these easy steps:
Technically speaking, transfer switches are what make your home or business change from a utility power supply to generator power. It’s a little like the old train switching levers that we used to see in old movies or Saturday morning cartoons. Or maybe a better analogy would be if you had two separate pipelines running to a farm, and each pipelines was from a different water source. If you knew your regular water source was about to be dry, you would switch over to your backup water source. A correctly installed generator transfer switch would be even more helpful than that, especially if you chose a high-quality automatic transfer switch, and had it installed by the pros at Anderson Power Services. Our technicians are certified and trained to handle multiple industry disciplines, including the crossover between mechanical installation and electrical installation. Our experts can handle your transfer switch installation needs at the highest level, and provide your home or business with seamless power transfer from utility to generator power.
A transfer switch is the safest way to connect your generator to your home or business’s electric service. If you skip the transfer switch, you could easily damage your appliance, as they would be receiving an unregulated burst of electricity. Having a professional install your switch can make things much easier, as you’ll really have only one connection to plug in between the generator and the dedicated transfer switch box. Correctly installed, your transfer switch will also automatically turn your generator on if a blackout occurs, and will turn your generator off when the utility power comes back on. It really is best to have a professional install your transfer switch, but some folks just enjoy going about it themselves.
But in all seriousness, installing a Transfer Switch for your generator is much more difficult than it sounds. Even if you are a Master Electrician with a background in Mechanical Engineering, each generator transfer switch installation is different. So whether you are or you aren’t a mechanically gifted electrician, you may want to seek the counsel of an experienced transfer switch installation expert. And you may want to do that before you even start trying to remove electrical panels, calculate the specific devices you want to run, figure out their necessary amperage, ensure whether or not they can be operated at the same time, assign a prioritized numerical value to each item, cut the insulating tube with a utility knife, make sure you don’t sever the wires, make sure those wires aren’t live, attach and cement the new connectors, connect the wiring harness of the transfer switch to the circuit breaker, join the new wires to the panel slots, make sure the green wires don’t go where the black or white wires need to go, ground what needs to be grounded, convert generator power, and try not to blow up yourself, your house, and your loved ones. You see? It’s quite an involved installation process.
After all, wouldn’t it just be simpler, and better, to have an expert install and integrate your Generator Transfer Switch? Let’s try another perspective. Would you do your own dental surgery? Maybe. Would you remove your own gallbladder? You might. But you also might regret it. Save yourself the hassle of rebuilding your home. Let the trained professionals from Anderson handle it. Anderson Power Services sells and Installs Generator Transfer Switches. Anderson does it right. Anderson does it best. Why wait? Contact Anderson Power Services today!