August 28, 2018
Over the last few years, there’s been no shortage of powerful storms that have battered North Carolina. Unfortunately, you never know if the next storm is going to be the big one that knocks your power out, potentially leaving you without electricity for days on end. Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for the best this hurricane season, take the proper steps to prepare ahead of time so you don’t have to worry. After your home has undergone a generator installation, your power will pop back on seconds after an outage, even while the rest of your neighborhood is in the dark.
Having a generator installed is easier and more affordable than you might think. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this video, where our owner Chris Conrad shows just how simple it is. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for a storm, but many times it’s a consideration that people don’t think of until it’s too late. Our client wanted to be prepared and chose a Generac 16 kW unit. A 16kW model like the one featured in the video will be able to power select circuits in the house in the event of an outage. For a smaller residence, a 16 kW generator would be capable of powering the entire home. With today’s technology and the improvements from companies like Generac, you can power an entire home with a much smaller unit.
The first step in the installation process was to set the generator on a GenPad. We leveled out the grade, set down the composite pad, and placed the generator on it. Next, we got to work on wiring the unit. As you can see in the video, we installed a transfer switch, conduit, and wiring, and interconnected the transfer switch to the home’s electrical service. In the event of a power outage, the transfer switch will sense the outage. After a few short seconds, the generator will start up and power will be restored in the house.
Power You Can Count On
People are frequently concerned about whether or not their generator will work when the time comes. Fortunately, Generac has a Mobile Link remote monitoring system that can be installed with the generator. It’s placed beside the generator’s motherboard, and if there are ever any issues that would prevent the generator from running properly, the Mobile Link will detect those issues and send an email to CMC Electric as well as to you, the homeowner. That way, we can come out and make sure everything is fixed right away before the generator is actually needed, so your generator is always ready.
Fast & Easy Installation
The entire generator installation process for a residential property is smooth and minimally invasive. From bringing the unit out to the site, setting it up, wiring the transfer switch and connecting the transfer switch to the generator, the setup and installation of your new generator will typically only take a day or two.
We know you care about your home, your family, and your valuables, and so does CMC Electric. We don’t want you to be left in the dark after the next big storm. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a generator, give us a call or fill out our convenient online form so we can help determine the best fit for you.