Florida is synonymous with bad weather. Intense afternoon thunderstorms, tornados, high winds, and hurricanes have become the norm for those of us who call Florida home. It’s safe to say that many Florida homes and businesses experience at least one power outage per year. If this happens for an extended period of time, a generator can provide a source of power.

There are two types of generators to consider, a portable generator and an automatic backup generator. Our next series of articles will highlight some reasons to forego buying a portable generator and instead having a licensed electrician install an automatic backup generator in your home or commercial building. Before we get started, it is important to define what is considered a portable generator and what is considered an automatic backup generator.

Portable Generator

A portable generator is a temporary solution that utilizes gasoline to generate power. They produce less power than automatic backup generators so they may not be able to power your entire home. They must be kept outside in a space that is open and free from elements such as hail and rain.

Automatic Backup Generator

An automatic backup generator such as those offered by Generac is a permanent solution that is installed by a licensed electrician employed by one of the few authorized Generac dealers. This type of generator is powered by natural gas or propane and is designed to turn on automatically as soon as your home or commercial building experiences a power outage.

Our next article will outline some of the primary reasons to consider purchasing an automatic backup generator and having it installed by a licensed electrician.

Top Flight Electric is the preferred provider of residential electrician and commercial electrician services in Polk County. We serve all of Polk County and surrounding areas including Lakeland, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Winter Haven, Lakeland Heights, Eagle Lake, Lake Wales, Mountain Lake, and Davenport. We are also one of Florida’s most trusted Generac dealers. Whether you need an electrical safety inspection, backup generator, or complete re-wiring of a residential or commercial building, we can send a licensed electrician to your home or business. Give your friends at Top Flight Electric a call today.

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