Power outages aren’t all that unusual in the greater St. George area, lasting anywhere from a few minutes to hours or days at a time. For most homeowners, electricity is essential to the operation of major appliances. Going without heating, cooling, refrigeration, and medical equipment is more than inconvenient. Specializing in home and emergency generators, S&S Mechanical ensures immediate power whenever and for as long as you need it.
Generator Repairs, Maintenance & Installations
As climate change increases the number and severity of storms, we’ve seen people across the country left without power for weeks. While portable generators are an option, they are a temporary solution and not up to extended demand. Whole-home generators are designed to meet the requirements of your household without refueling. Whether or not you’re on the premises, the system automatically starts up and takes over for seamless operation of vital appliances and systems.
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S&S Mechanical properly sizes the load capacity of the generator to your specifications. Power select appliances or the majority of the home and choose from natural gas, liquid propane, or diesel for fueling. The generator is permanently installed, seated securely on a concrete pad to withstand weather extremes, and connected to the home’s electrical panel. Installation is not a DIY project. Take advantage of three decades of experience and call on S&S Mechanical at 435-393-0103 for installation and service of any make or model of backup generator across St. George, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, Hurricane, and La Verkin, UT. Connecting Customers with Comfort!
What is a Whole Home Generator?
Whole home generators provide enough electricity to operate the basic necessities inside your home for a period of days. While most power outages last only a few hours, we are seeing a greater incidence of people across the country being without power for days and even weeks. Climate changes mean that we are having a higher number of severe storms that can knock out power for miles. Portable generators can provide some relief, but not for long, especially if you have medical equipment or rely on heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
Benefits of a Whole Home Generator
Whole-home generators are designed to power an entire household for an extended period of time. Other benefits of whole-home generators include:
- Permanently installed
- Mounted on a concrete pad to withstand high winds and flooding
- Provide power to your home for days
- Connected to your home’s electrical panel
- Operated by diesel, natural gas, or liquid propane
Do I Need A Whole Home Generator?
A whole-home generator is sized to meet the overall requirements of your home should you experience a power outage. These pieces of equipment are most critical when power is lost for a few days and in households with small children, elderly, and individuals with medical conditions. A whole-home generator will keep your appliances, HVAC system, and medical equipment running until electrical power is restored. Depending on the load capacity of your whole home generator, you can run the following appliances and equipment during a power outage:
- Central air conditioning
- Washer and dryer
- Laptops, televisions, desktop computers, and radios
- Sump and well pumps
- Coffeemaker, microwave oven, and other small kitchen appliances
- Electric stove and oven
- Medical equipment
How Do I Choose the Right Whole Home Generator?
Choosing the right whole-home generator requires experience and expertise in the electrical requirements for your home. Whole-home generators are not intended to power every device in your home but only the most critical. An experienced whole-home generator technician calculates the load capacity that is right for your home and family situation. The technician recommends a variety of generators that range from basic, budget-friendly options to full load capacity.
Can I Install a Whole Home Generator?
Whole home generators are wired directly into the electrical panel of your home, so we do not recommend installing the equipment yourself. S&S Mechanical specializes in whole-home generator installation. We ensure that the generator is properly mounted on the concrete pad and we verify that the electrical connections are safe. Our technician also tests the system and provides instruction on the unit’s operation.
Whole-home generators require regular maintenance after 24 to 48 hours of continuous operation. The technicians of S&S Mechanical will come to your home during a power outage to perform the required maintenance.