Since visitors last stopped by to read up on all the electrical, we have been busy installing standby generators to prepare clients’ homes for power outages. Additionally, the local housing market is booming. Plenty of Sanford residents have called us before moving in to provide quotes and update electrical work.

Electrical work and updates only an electrician should do:

Locals may have purchased a home recently with intentions of cutting out walls that were determined to not be load-bearing. After taking off the drywall, wires were discovered. Of course, you should always treat wires as if they are hot potentially dangerous. Never assume a wire is okay to touch.

For those wanting to update their homes on a budget, call our local Sanford office to get a quote. Be assured our electricians follow proper COVID-19 protocol. We will maintain a safe distance and wear masks throughout the entire service.

Perhaps there is a wall that you wish to remove, and you took off the drywall but do not know what to do with the wires, call us. Do not make the mistake of putting you or your family in danger by cutting corners. Also, remember you do not want to do any electrical work on your own and run the risk of doing it wrong.

This home may not be your forever home, so during resale inspections, potential buyers may be put off by the DIY electrical work. If they choose the buy the home knowing there is DIY electrical work, it can not only be a safety hazard but it may prevent them from getting top-dollar for the house too. So, with that being said, let’s continue last week’s series by discussing standby generators.

How a standby generator supplies power to your home:

Last time, we began sharing how a standby generator works and why it benefits residents so much. Today, we are going to wrap this series up. So, let’s pick up where we left off.

The microprocessor-based controller takes care of a myriad of functions. This component starts the generator and prepares it to take the load. It runs and exercise cycle to keep the engine lubricated and protects the seals.

Some controllers can tell residents when there is and issue or even notify the dealer or electrician when it is due for service. With remote monitoring and access, owners may receive text alerts, emails, and access the controller.

Generators for hotter climates:

Liquid-cooled generators have the largest engines on the market so far and include a cooling system similar to one found in an automobile. The pump circulates coolant through the engine to a radiator. A fan blows air through the radiator to remove heat from the coolant which recirculates back through the engine.

Those generators are great for hot environments where the ambient temperature cannot adequately cool an air-cooled generator. Follow up with your local electricians at Sanford Electric Company II to choose the most ideal standby generator for your home. Come back next week as we share more interesting technical information on standby generators.

Staff Writer

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