Here at ElectricMasters, we pride ourselves in the excellent customer service and quality work that we provide to our clients. We love forming long-lasting relationships based on trust and reliability. We build these relationships on knowledge and efficiency while passing on information and advice to our customers. We answer questions all the time from our customers who want to know the differences between portable generators and standby generators.

So what’s the difference?

Portable generators are used to keep vital appliances running during an outage, as well as offering mobile power for camp sites or job sites. You can also use portable generators that are medium to large sized to power tools at construction sites. It is important to remember that portable generators that are intended to use as a backup be maintained on regular basis so you can use them when you need them. Make sure that you have a save, outdoor location to operate the generator and that you are familiar with how to operate it, too.

Automatic standby generators are used for a little bit more. Intended for permanent power protection because they product a higher quality, computer friendly type of electricity. They operate automatically when they sense that electricity is not running to the house. That means that when the power shuts off, the generator kicks in. Standby generators are designed to run for extended periods using natural gas or LP fuel supply that many homes and business already have.

If you’re interested in learning more about what a generator can do for you, give us a call today!