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At Commodore Group electrical contractors, we provide Residential, Commercial & Industrial Backup Generator Installation & Repair services in the greater Toronto area in Ontario, To have a consistent power to your home, facility or a warehouse a backup generator is the perfect solution for any power outages or power disruption. in todays our life, work, school or hospital we are heavily dependent on consistent electricity to power lights, communication, HVAC and many other emergency systems. The occasional power outage is unavoidable, but with A backup generator installation by a professional electrician, you can keep the power surging no matter what. our licensed electrical contractors at Commodore Group Electric in Toronto area Ontario, have experience with the installation of a wide range of home backup generator systems.

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The Benefits of a Home Backup Generator

When the power to your home goes out, a backup generator keeps your home lights going! With a home backup generator installation, there’s no need to do anything when the lights go out, you can continue with your normal life until the city restores the power to the area. a backup generator is powered by your home’s natural gas line and keep your home running through power outages caused by heavy winds, downed power lines or nearby construction work. They are usually connected to an automatic transfer switch which will transfer the home power connection from the city to the generator when the power outage happens.

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At Commodore Group Electric, we have years of experience with backup generator installation services. When you contact the experts at Commodore Group Electric to proceed with your home back up generator installation, we will dedicate a team to find the best solution that works with your home’s specific power needs and gas connection, like finding the right size of the generator, location the generator installation, the automatic transfer switch and the gas line connection.

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For business owners, losing a power is a lose of revenue or potential clients, that’s why the last thing you need to worry about is for the power to go out! With a backup generator installation, you get consistent power during the outages, you need this power to keep your staff working. Having access to business’s electrical system and communications equipment. occasional power outage happens, but with backup generator installation by a licensed electrician, master electrician, you can keep the power surging no matter what! The licensed electrical contractors at Commodore Group Electric in Toronto area Ontario have experience with commercial backup generator installation to keep your business running during outages.

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Benefits of Commercial Backup Generator Installation

If a commercial property is hit by a power failure, a backup generator keeps going! With a commercial backup generator installation, the automatic transfer switch will transfer the power from the city to the generator and the generator will start immediately. That’s why there’s no need to do anything when the power to your business goes out. Backup generators are powered by natural gas or diesel they keep your business running through power outages caused by heavy winds, downed power lines or nearby construction work.

The Commercial Backup Generator Services in GTA Ontario

At Commodore Group Electric, we have years of experience with commercial backup generator installation services. When you contact the experts at Commodore Group Electric to proceed with your commercial back up generator installation, we will dedicate a team to find the best solution that works with your facility specific power needs and gas connection, like finding the right size of the generator, location of the generator installation, the automatic transfer switch and the gas line connection.

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FAQs: Standby Backup Generator Services

As a Toronto homeowner, buying a generator could spare you financial losses, like food spoilage, when power outages strike. Also, if you work from home, a standby generator is a solid investment, as it ensures you won’t suffer a loss of income due to circumstances outside your control.

Most standard generator enclosures are adequate weather enclosures, but they may not contain adequate soundproofing. As a result, standby generators will typically emit noise in the 65 to 80 dB range, which may exceed most community noise ordinances.

Power outages, especially extended outages, will require running your generator for more time. Typically, standby generators have a lifespan of 20-40 years, depending on how often they run and how well they are maintained.

Installing a whole house generator is NOT another one of your Do-It-Yourself projects. You have to get a certified technician and Gas Fitter to install it permanently in your yard and on a concrete pad. And unlike their portable counterparts, they have to be directly connected to your home’s electrical channel, powered by either liquid propane, natural gas, or diesel.

So yes, installing a generator will increase your home’s resale value. Confirming this is a series of consumer reports, which state that a whole house generator will most likely be increasing the resale value of your home by up to 5%. Backing this up is another report by Remodelling Magazine, which went on to point out that a standby generator can provide a total return on investment of up t0 150% if done right.

I can honestly say that standby generators are a good investment. And it’s for this reason that many homeowners are always left to wonder if they increase the value of their home.

A whole house generator is designed to automatically engage a few seconds in whenever you register a power loss, thanks to their use of automatic transfer switches. Since they usually run on propane or natural gas, they can run continuously even for days, given proper maintenance. That will be followed by the generator switching off automatically when the power restores, thus allowing your home to automatically reconnect the grid.

The transition is often seamless, nearly unnoticeable were it not for the NOT-so-loud noise the generators produce. That makes them ideal as best home generators for families or home with electrically-powered life-sustaining medical equipment.

Standby generators also come in handy when you’re operating from a rural area that’s completely off the grid; and in the recent years, people have been installing them in commercial buildings such as schools, emergency data facilities and nursing homes where a power interruption could mean a catastrophe.

So if you have to put the value on a standby generator, then ignore the initial investment cost and instead focus on the benefits you’ll be getting by installing one in your home. In other words, the convenience of having a generator that automatically engages whenever you experience a power loss, regardless of whether or NOT you’re at home, topples the considerable cost of installing one in your home.

Imagine a scenario where your home is the only one on the block with power, a cooling or heating air conditioning system, and a working refrigerator. It’s even better when you have it installed on a commercial building. You want to be sure that your business operations will never be brought to an abrupt halt because of an outage.

Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they also can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, fire and burns. That’s why we encourage customers to avoid them and install permanent backup generator instead, lets explore portable generators hazards:

Carbon Monoxide Hazards

When used in a confined space, generators can produce high levels of CO within minutes. When you use a portable generator, remember that you cannot see or smell CO. Even if you do not smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO.

If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air RIGHT AWAY. DO NOT DELAY. The CO from generators can rapidly kill you.

Follow these safety tips to protect against CO poisoning.

  • NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off.
  • Follow the instructions that come with your generator. Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, windows, and vents that could allow CO to come indoors.
  • Install battery-operated CO alarms or plug-in CO alarms with battery back-up in your home, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. CO alarms should be certified to the requirements of the latest safety standards (UL 2034, IAS 6-96, or CSA 6.19.01). Test batteries monthly.

To avoid CO poisoning when using generators:

  • Never run generators indoors, including garages, basements, crawlspaces and sheds.
  • Get to fresh air right away if you start to feel dizzy or weak.

Electrical Hazards

  • Generators pose a risk of shock and electrocution, especially if they are operated in wet conditions. If you must use a generator when it is wet outside, protect the generator from moisture to help avoid the shock/electrocution hazard, but do so without operating the generator indoors or near openings to any building that can be occupied in order to help avoid the CO hazard. Operate the generator under an open, canopy-like structure on a dry surface where water cannot reach it or puddle or drain under it. Dry your hands, if wet, before touching the generator.
  • Connect appliances to the generator using heavy-duty extension cords that are specifically designed for outdoor use. Make sure the wattage rating for each cord exceeds the total wattage of all appliances connected to it. Use extension cords that are long enough to allow the generator to be placed outdoors and far away from windows, doors and vents to the home or to other structures that could be occupied. Check that the entire length of each cord is free of cuts or tears and that the plug has all three prongs. Protect the cord from getting pinched or crushed if it passes through a window or doorway.
  • NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet, a practice known as “backfeeding.” This is extremely dangerous and presents an electrocution risk to utility workers and neighbors served by the same utility transformer. It also bypasses some of the built-in household circuit protection devices.

Fire Hazards

  • Never store fuel for your generator in the home. Gasoline, propane, kerosene, and other flammable liquids should be stored outside of living areas in properly-labeled, non-glass safety containers. Do not store them near a fuel-burning appliance, such as a natural gas water heater in a garage.
  • Before refueling the generator, turn it off and let it cool down. Gasoline spilled on hot engine parts could ignite.

The standby generator is a permanently installed appliance with a natural gas or propane engine (diesel-powered standby generators are also available) to generate utility-quality power within moments after the outage occurs. The main components include the engine which powers the machine.

A home standby generator can run for extended periods using natural gas or liquid propane (LP) as a fuel supply. … Since the generator is hard-wired into the electrical system of your home or business, appliances like furnaces, well pumps and lights will operate during a power outage.

Most Generac generators operate for 12 minutes each week, except the 2015 and newer 16/20/22kW models operate for 5 minutes. All 2015 and newer models have a user selectable exercise cycle – weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

For homeowners wanting the ultimate entry-level whole-house standby, a 22kW is a perfect choice to reap all of the benefits of a whole-house generator over a regular home standby. A generator in the 27-36kW range is perfect for most homes since they replace 75% of the 200 amps coming into your electrical panel.

Cummins has built in load management and is 10% more fuel efficient according to the specs. The Generac is $1000 dollars cheaper. One other plus for the Cummins is it is available locally, the lead time on the Generac is unknown right now, but could be up to 3 months.

Depending on the price of natural gas, it shouldn’t cost more than $5 or $10 per month to run the unit in exercise mode. During a power outage, under 50% load expect to pay around $20-$40/day for gas usage.

As illustrated, even when a range of electric prices are considered, natural gas prices are consistently two to three times lower than electric prices. In fact, when all charges are considered, for a $0.06 per kilowatt hour (kWh) electricity rate to be competitive, natural gas would have to cost $1.77 per therm.

Because Generac engines were developed specifically for generators and designed to provide approximately 3,000 hours of use, with typical usage and proper maintenance an automatic standby generator can provide in excess of 30 years of service.

Running Out of Gas is Risky and Damaging to Your Portable Generator. Portable gas-powered generators should not be left to run until they are out of fuel. … Running out of gas may cause your generator’s coils to lose their magnetism.

If the portable generator is providing electric power to a structure by connection via a transfer switch to a structure (home, office, shop, trailer, or similar) it must be connected to a grounding electrode system, such as a driven ground rod.

NO, you cant install a generator transfer switch on your own, you need to contact a licensed electrician to install the generator for you.

A generator should not be plugged into a wall socket. While it is physically possible to do so, there are substantial risks involved. Not only is it illegal in some areas, but permanent damage could also be done to the home’s electrical system by way of back feeding.