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Equipping Your Facility With An Emergency Generator

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In order for a business to be able to continue operations during a power outage, it might be necessary to have a generator in place that will be able to provide emergency electricity. If your business's building does not currently have a generator, it may be worth investigating whether or not your facility could benefit from having one of these systems installed.

Commercial Generators Can Provide Immediate Power To A Facility

When your business suffers a power outage, restoring electricity as soon as possible can be essential. This is especially true for businesses that may rely on cold storage to preserve inventory and products. Unfortunately, even a temporary power outage may be sufficient to ruin the items that are being stored. Commercial generators can be configured to activate immediately when there is a power outage. This can provide for rapid restoration of at least partial power to the building so that any important systems can resume functioning.

The Placement Of The Generator Is Not A Factor To Overlook

During the process of installing a generator, you will need to be mindful of where you are choosing to place it. In addition to needing to be located reasonably close to where the power connection for the building is located, you will also need to avoid any bushes or other obstructions that could block the airflow to the generator or that may even pose a significant fire risk for the building. In order to meet these requirements, you may need to trim or remove some bushes from around your building, but this can be a small loss to providing reliable power to the building during electrical outages.

Your Generator Should Be Periodically Tested

One mistake that businesses can make with their new generators may be failing to test them at regular intervals. This will allow the business to be confident that the generator will be able to provide power the next time there is an outage. To facilitate this step, most generators will have a testing mode that can be used to quickly determine whether it is in running condition. In addition to testing the generator every few months, it should also undergo yearly maintenance and inspections. This can be a proactive option for identifying potential problems with the system and performing routine maintenance. By taking these very simple steps, your business can potentially avoid a generator failure during a time when it is needing emergency power.

For more information on a commercial natural gas generator replacement, contact a professional near you.