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Generator Installation in Albany, NY

Conveniently Install or Replace Your Backup Generator in the Capital Region

Temporary backup generators are cost-effective and incredibly useful power-generating devices that are becoming commonplace in many residential situations. If you are in need of professional generator installation services for your Albany home, count on Mel Carr Electric for prompt and efficient service! We've been proudly serving Albany and surrounding areas since 1976!

Signs that you need to replace your generator include the following:

  • There is a fuel leak
  • You experience inconsistent power supply
  • Your generator is outdated (over 10 years of age)
  • There are visible signs of damage on your generator
  • There are signs of corrosion or rust in your generator
  • You have moved into a bigger home, which may lead to excessive fuel consumption that damages your generator

Get started with your professional backup generator installation in Albany by calling (518) 500-3042 or contacting us online today!

What Are the Benefits of Temporary Backup Generators?

Temporary backup generators are a great cost-effective means of temporary power during a power outage. At Mel Carr Electric, we are fully qualified and experienced with the hookup necessary to make these units a part of your home safety plan.

In the event of a power outage, these units would be wheeled into place and plugged into an outlet on the outside of your home, away from any windows or entrances. Though we do not sell these generators, we would provide you with the correct cord and outlet to make this system run up to 10 circuits in your home! We also install a transfer switch to ensure that the power from the generator and the power from the power company are kept separate.

These units do require a little work on the part of the homeowner to get the power back during an outage. Specifically, you must move and start the generator, and then you must switch over the power at your panel box.

Seamless Temporary Generator Installation Process

Our team takes great care when installing a new generator system for your home.

We start with a site assessment. During this step, we determine the most strategic location for placement, accounting for factors such as ventilation, access, and distance.

Then, we install and test the generator, ensuring proper wattage, voltage, and frequency. Then, our experienced technicians can install transfer switches and other necessary equipment for a smooth transition. We want to make sure your home can easily switch to generator power.

Proper fuel storage and maintenance are critical to ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of the generator. Our team can provide guidance and support every step of the way. We can give you tips for keeping your generator in top shape, reducing the need for a replacement.

Choosing the Right Temporary Generator for Your Needs

There are various types of temporary generators available for different power needs.

Here are some common types:

Portable Generators: Versatile Power Solutions

These generators are compact. You can easily move them around. People often use them for outdoor events or as a power source during outages.

Inverter Generators: Quiet and Efficient Energy

Inverter generators are known for their quiet operation and stable power output. They are suitable for sensitive electronics. People often use them for camping or recreational activities.

Gasoline Generators: Convenient and Accessible

Gasoline generators run on gasoline and are readily available. They are commonly used for small power needs, such as powering tools or appliances during outdoor activities.

Diesel Generators: Durable and Long-Lasting

Diesel generators are more fuel-efficient than gasoline generators. They are often used in commercial or industrial settings. They are known for their durability and longer running times.

We can help you choose the right generator to meet your needs and requirements.

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Explore our top-tier backup generator solutions in Albany & the Capital Region by calling (518) 500-3042 or contacting us online today!

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