Honeywell/Generac The #1 Selling Brand Of Home Backup Generators
Generac created the home backup generator category. Today, our generators are preferred by 7 out of every 10 homeowners who invest in home backup power.
A permanently installed Generac home backup generator by Vanderford Air protects your home automatically. It runs on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) fuel, and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. A home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items.
Some of the best whole house generators, standby generators, are designed to act as a passive backup system that automatically “flips a switch” in case your power goes down any than just a few seconds.
Immediately after a blackout has been detected that the generator senses that your power has been disconnected, and instantly (thanks to innovative new technology all modern units include) your generator goes into work seamlessly filling in those power gaps.
Because these generators are tied directly into the wiring of your property you get to use all of your electronic devices and appliances the same way you would have on a day to day basis. This is about as close to a set it and forget it emergency solution as you’re going to find on the market today! To prevent extreme weather from disrupting electrical power to your home, many homeowners install a whole house backup generator.
Whole house generators are wired into your home’s electrical system to take over automatically when there is a power outage. Since whole house generators run on natural gas or propane, they require no maintenance from homeowners in the event of an emergency.
- Permitting - Generator permits are required throughout Galveston County and most municipalities. This means that a permit application must be completed and submitted to your municipality’s building department with the plans that were previously created. A site plan and/or survey is needed to show the property boundary lines in relation to the placement of the generator. The site plan must show that everything meets the zoning laws in order for the permit to be approved.
- Delivery and Installation - Once a permit has been approved and issued, you may move forward with having your new standby generator delivered and installed at your home. Installation of powerful standby generators is not simple and requires a professional. Proper installation requires knowledge not only of the generator specifications but also in gas and electrical connections.
- Inspections - The last step to complete before you consider your electrical generator installation is inspections. Vanderford Air will contact your municipality with the permit number and schedule a day that is good to have the inspectors come out and make sure the generator was installed according to the plans. Once all of the inspections pass, the process is complete!
- “Do I really need a permit? The process is annoying and costly.”
Yes! When you look to Vanderford Air for a new standby generator installation, we will inform you that permitting is required. Luckily, we have experienced staff that can handle the permitting and inspection process for you.
We insist on permits for the benefit of our clients as well as the protection of our company’s reputation. A generator installed without a permit could lead to heavy fines from your city or town should they ever find out. All it takes is a neighbor bothered by the loud sound to file a complaint with the city. If you are discovered with an unpermitted standby generator, not only could you receive daily fines until the structure is properly permitting, but you could also be required to remove the generator completely.
Additionally, certain standards are set to ensure that any new generator installation is safe for you, your family, and your home. A permit application will be rejected if it does not meet any one of the state, county, or city codes. By getting a permit issued, you get peace of mind that the company selling and installing your generator has provided you with a quality product and service.
If you are looking to have a generator installed at your residence, contact Vanderford Air. We are pros that believe in providing top quality service to properties in the Houston area. We provide a full service experience and handle the whole installation process for you to make sure it is as seamless as possible. If you sign a service agreement, we will even handle the maintenance for you moving forward! However, the installation process does take time. This why we encourage you to start the process now, and we will have the generator good to go before the next hurricane season comes around!
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