Generators are designed to keep your electrical systems running when the main power goes out. They can be a big investment, so you might be wondering if they’re really worth the expense. When deciding whether you should get a backup generator, there are several factors you should consider.
Anything from a heavy storm to a construction mishap can result in a loss of power. When a blackout happens, the generator will be able to power your building for days if needed. This can provide great peace of mind during an outage.
Without a standby generator, you’ll face production downtime and possible financial losses should the power fail for an extended period of time.
A quality commercial generator will cost you around $5,000-$6,000 with installation. However, being able to remain at continuous operation during a blackout will more than make up for the cost.
You should keep in mind that a generator will need regular maintenance. Every three months, you’ll want to power up the unit and change its oil and filters to ensure smooth operation. If you do happen to be using the generator as a power source, you should check the oil every day and change the oil and filter after 10 days of service.
For more information on generators, contact NB Sales and Service in Bakersfield. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any of your questions and help you select the right generator for your building.