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Can I take my generator if I move?

Much like an HVAC system, home backup generators are meant to be permanent fixtures. Home generators in Clifton Park, NY are wired directly into your home and, therefore, cannot be removed with ease.

How much space do I need?

Generator installation in Clifton Park, NY requires ample, well-ventilated space outside of your home. The generator must be placed a minimum of 18” from your home, 5′ from any building penetration, and, if applicable, 10′ from any propane tanks.

What kind of electrical system should I have?

The electrical system in your home needs to be up to date and to code for successful generator installation in Clifton Park, NY. We can advise you on the specific requirements and can incorporate any necessary changes into the installation process to save you time and money.

Do I need to own a home?
Owning a home is key to having a generator. Home generators in Clifton Park, NY require adequate space and accessibility in order to be successfully installed and utilized.
What is an automatic standby generator?

An automatic standby generator is a backup electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box.
After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. To learn more about standby generator installation in Clifton Park, NY, call us today!

What is Generac?

Since 1959, Generac has been producing backup generators for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. They have quietly grown into the world’s largest provider of residential standby generators and currently sell five times more generators than all of their competitors combined.

At Advanced Power LLC, we exclusively use Generac products. They provide the most affordable and highest quality equipment that both homeowners and business owners can depend on. All Generac generators are made in America, at Generac’s four factories located in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For home generators Clifton Park, NY residents can rely on, we choose Generac.

Do you have generators for off-grid applications?

Yes, we do. Generac has designed units specifically for the rigors of off-grid use. We currently have the 6 kW and 15 kW EcoGen generators that can be integrated into your system to provide energy when there is insufficient sun or battery power.

Learn more about generator installation in Clifton Park, NY  — both on and off the grid — when you call us today!

What is a KW?

The kilowatt (KW) is equal to 1,000 watts. Imagine ten 100-watt light bulbs burning brightly. This is 1,000 watts or one kilowatt.

One kilowatt of power is approximately equal to 1.34 horsepower. A small electric heater with one heating element can function with 1.0 kilowatt. The average annual electrical energy consumption of a household in the United States is about 8,900 kilowatt-hours, equivalent to the steady power consumption of about 1 kW per hour, for an entire year.

Different appliances consume different amounts of power, and not all at a constant rate. All these factors must be taken into account when selecting a generator. For example, if you wish to power your air conditioning, you must consider the power necessary to start the air conditioner which can be five to eight times higher than what it will consume once started. With simple measurements and calculations, we can easily determine which of our home generators in Clifton Park, NY will best suit your needs.

Where can I find a manual for my generator?

After your generator installation in Clifton Park, NY, you can find your generator’s manual by searching the Generac site here.

How much does a generator cost to operate?

Operating costs vary depending on load, generator size, and type of fuel. For example, an 8KW running on natural gas at half load costs approximately $.30 per hour to operate. On propane, the same generator would cost about $2.00 per hour.

If you have additional questions about our selection of home generators in Clifton Park, NY, call us today!