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In the wake of recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy, there is heightened interest in installing a generator for backup power. The following information recently published via Angie’s List, provides some guidance for the Southern Delaware beach resort areas:
“When we moved to the beach in Southern Delaware, we had lots of “future improvements” in our new-construction building plan. Living close to the coast, a generator made the top of the list. In the wake of Sandy, we’re so grateful we had the forethought. No one wants to show up at the home improvement center just as a hurricane is approaching, having to scramble for one of the 60 generators delivered that afternoon. There’s a balance to strike between electrical load and generator wattage, and it’s best not figured out on the fly. If you think you might want to run your house (or a portion of it) on a generator, take some time to do some planning first.” Read More
Kane Electric can assist with your project to install a home power backup including:
- Performing Load Calculations
- Selecting the Right Generator According to Your Needs
- Installing the Generator Including a Transfer Switch
Call today for a free initial consultation and estimate.
How to Choose an Electrician
Selecting the right contractor for the job at hand depends on two factors:
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- The job specifications
- The contractor’s specialty and qualifications
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) provides the following guidance:
“Selecting a qualified electrical contractor for your home or business can be challenging. It’s a little like taking your car into a car dealer or going to the doctor. You know something is wrong, but you lack the expertise to diagnose the problem yourself – and you are at the mercy of the supposed expert. You also might have difficulty describing your problem completely, or be confused by the jargon used by the professionals. We can’t help you with the auto mechanic or the doctor, but NECA would like to take a little of the mystery out of selecting and dealing with electrical contractors.
Most electrical contractors are specialists to one degree or another, so it helps to identify your particular need before you start calling. Is your need for new construction or major renovation? Are you looking for service or repair of existing electrical items? Is the work needed for your home, a small business, or a major facility? Does this need represent an emergency, or are you concerned about a dangerous condition that exists? Does your work include specialized systems, such as fire alarm, security, sound, video, communications, wired or wireless networks? Answering a few of these questions, at least in your own mind, will help you first to select a qualified contractor, and then to describe your electrical needs to the person that you call.
Once you have defined your specific need, your goals are to find a contractor that is: technically proficient; reputable and financially stable; and has a thorough understanding of your business.” Read More Here