Power service interruptions have in the recent past increased as a result of earthquakes or even as a result of other unavoidable issues, as a result smart owners have retorted to buying standby generators to come in handy during this instances. This privilege was however in the past thought as a luxury for the wealthier which of course is not the case since the average earning citizens can also afford them. Austin just like San Francisco is a country that is prone to having earthquakes and as a result, people are increasingly buying more and more standby generators. Basically people have to look for other things that will meet their needs.
The concept behind emergency power generators is very simple. A typical system consists of a generator that is about the size and looks of an air conditioner unit on the exterior of your house. In most cases, the generator is located near the main electrical panel of the house.Generators are best installed on a cement pad for proper stability. it is a transfer switch that connects the generator to the main electrical unit. The transfer switch acts as a traffic cop. To understand how it works, the description below is very important; when electricity is working well the transfer switch routes power into the main electrical area. When the primary power source fails (i.e. PG&E power is no longer available), the transfer switch automatically starts the power generator and routes the emergency power to supply the main electric panel. Automatic power up and transfer is key to a complete system. when one makes the system to be automatic, they do not have to be around in order for the system to work. Systems can be sized to cover all of your house needs, or just a portion of your electrical requirements.
There is one question though of how the generator gets its power. The major sources of power may include:propane gas, diesel as well as propane gas. One should however note that ,most of the stand by generators found residential homes use propane gas. A tank of propane gas is able to power a large house for about five days.
There are those still questioning the wisdom of buying a stand by generator for their home. Here in earthquake country, we might go without power for days or possibly a week or longer in a large earthquake. apart from earthquakes,storms and fires can cause multi day power outage. If any of this instances happen, it would be a good thing if your family had the comfort of knowing they have something in store. We all know that electricity is everything in our lives. Food will perish, safety issues will escalate (candles for days??), and you will need to find a way for your family to cope.