Generator Installation and Maintenance Services

GB Electrical Is Generac-Certified

For homeowners in the Mint Hill, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas of North Carolina, generators can offer greater functionality for their home, a convenient source of secondary power, and peace of mind during severe storms and other inclement weather. That’s why GB Electrical is proud to be a Generac-Certified generator installer. We are authorized by Generac to provide services and assist with any generator-related issues you may be experiencing.

Our Generac certified technicians are available to provide yearly inspections of your Generac generator to help maintain its reliability over the years. Call and book your appointment today in any of our service areas.

What does it take for an electrician to become Generac-Certified in order to provide you with a higher level of service?

• Installation training
• Repair training
• 3- to 4-hour qualifying prerequisite test
• Rigorous 30 hours of off-site training
• Hands-on simulated final exam
• Certified testing equipment
• Annual recertification
• Complete retraining every 3 years

The First Generator

The first generator was invented by a British scientist, physician, and chemist named Michael Faraday in 1831. Faraday’s first attempt at a generator was crude by today’s standards, but it was a start. Further, it gave other scientists something to work with. Soon, nearly all European cities were powered by generators. Faraday’s invention had ushered in a new era of comfort and convenience.

Imagine how great it would be to have power in your North Carolina home when the entire community is in the dark due to an outage. Or, how wonderful it would be to have the electricity to power a small refrigerator or some low-wattage light bulbs on a camping trip. With a generator, anyone can have electrical power anywhere at any time.

Generators for Commercial, Business, and Contractors

Being able to have power whenever and wherever it is needed can be a huge asset for contractors and workers on construction sites where electricity is not readily available. With a generator, workers can have power to operate tools, including spray guns, roofing guns, and lighting virtually any time it is needed. A small business can use a generator when the primary source of power goes out.

Generators for Home Use

A generator can provide backup power during outages and to provide auxiliary electricity for home improvement projects. A generator can give electrical equipment such as saws and drills, sanders and grinders, work lights, and fans. And, all of these can be done without the need to run extension cords out the door of a home.

Generators for Extreme Weather Conditions

A backup generator is an excellent investment for anyone who lives in an area where there tends to be severe weather, especially in coastal areas where storms occur frequently. Having a generator would allow those living in storm-ravaged areas to monitor weather updates and the latest news since it would allow access to any information through radio and television.

Generators for Comfort and Convenience of Family Members

One of the most important reasons to have a generator in any home is to provide convenience and comfort to loved ones, especially children and elderly parents. Power outages can be very stressful events, especially when electricity is needed for medical situations.

Different Types of Generators

There is a lot to be gained by investing in a generator. To make matters better, there are two types of generators to choose from.

  • Portable Generators
    A portable generator functions very much like a backup generator except that it is smaller, sometimes small and light enough to take with you anywhere you go.Read more about portable generators and the Interlock system here: Portable Generators and Interlock Systems
  • Whole-Home Generator
    Also known as a standby generator, a whole-home generator is a backup power solution that provides uninterrupted power supply for homeowners. It can provide a long-term electricity source during an extended outage that might be caused by any number of factors. Storms are probably one of the most common events that can cause power outages. Fortunately, a backup generator can provide power for needed appliances and other requirements even when you might not be at home.Unlike portable generators, a backup generator is about the size of a large air conditioner and is installed permanently on a concrete slab in your yard. Its function is to give you uninterrupted backup power for as long as an outage lasts.In the event of a power loss, a transfer switch disconnects your home system from the utility and starts the generator. This transfers power to the electrical system of your home. Once power has been restored, the transfer switch shuts the generator down and returns the connection to your utility.Most home generators are powered by an internal combustion engine similar to your car and are fueled by liquid propane, diesel, or natural gas.

Maintaining Your Generator

Today’s generators are highly efficient and well-made. As a result, they are very dependable when they are needed. Just as is the case with any machine, however, a generator must be maintained to stay in good working order. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have a certified technician provide regular maintenance inspections and service to your generator.

For the finest in generator service, a homeowner could have no better friend than GB Electrical Services. At GB, we work with homeowners and businesses in their hometown of Charlotte and throughout Mecklenburg County to ensure quality operation of all their generator needs.

Generac Generator Installation and Maintenance

GB Electrical is here for all of your Generac generator needs, from installation to annual maintenance. Reach out to let us know you’re interested in bringing essential backup power to your home in Mint Hill, Charlotte, or the surrounding areas and schedule an appointment.

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