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:
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!