Every business should have a backup
Without one, there would be a lot of costly delays in regaining power if there’s a power outage or natural disaster. Yet, a lot of business
owners still have questions. What size generator should you get? Why does your business need a backup generator? Below you will find
answers to your top questions about backup generators.
Your business needs a backup generator in order to keep the power running if the power goes out. Even if the power outage only lasts a
minute, you could lose valuable data that hasn’t been backed up. Staying connected can save thousands of dollars for your business.
That all depends on the amount of power you’ll need. Backup generators vary in power, weight, portability, fuel efficiency, noise, etc.
are a few generators you could get, plus their characteristics:
Noise will always be a concern when you’re buying a generator. It’s a natural byproduct. However, there are quieter models. Generally, an automatic standby generator is a quiet option. But the quietest option is a portable, inverter generator, because they are smaller and have less power.
Generators can be used for several purposes, depending on your business.
The two most common uses we see are:
Unless you’re a construction company, you’ll most likely want a standby generator since it provides permanent power protection for your
business. But if the location of your business changes, as is the case for construction sites, portable generators will be your best bet.
The cost largely depends on the size of the generator and the amount of power you’ll need. On average, generators for a small business can cost $2,000+. Larger, industrial businesses will need much more power. Those can cost anywhere from $15,000-$50,000, possibly more. Don’t forget to factor in maintenance costs as well.
Generators, like any electrical machinery, require care in order to operate properly and safely.
They can be dangerous to operate by yourself. That’s why we recommend professional installation. You should also get an automatic transfer
switch, so none of your employees need to work with it. We also recommend hiring a company like Power Plus to maintain it for you in order
to ensure it runs properly when you need emergency power.
Depending on your power needs and the backup generator you buy, the fuel efficiency can vary. Inverter generators in particular run on
Generators can save your company thousands of dollars, if not more. We would definitely say they’re worth it. After all, you want to ensure
that you can stay up and running even during a power outage.
Plus! is a leading provider of reliable non-radioactive power generators across the United States and Canada.
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