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Generac Generators

Always have power with a permanent home backup generator from Generac installed by Poulin Solar Pro.

A backup generator can be purchased by itself, or it can be tied into your existing solar panel installation. Power can be supplied to the entire home’s electrical system, or just the most essential appliances. You can even monitor your backup generator’s performance using an app on your smart phone. 

Generac generators have gained significant popularity as reliable power backup solutions for residential and commercial properties. If you’re curious about how these generators operate and want answers to other frequently asked questions, you’ve come to the right place. Here is some great information to get you started based on our experience working with homeowners in our Albuquerque and Santa Fe service areas.

  • How Do Generac Generators Work? Generac generators operate on the principle of internal combustion engines. They consist of three main components: an engine, an alternator, and a control system. When a power outage occurs, the generator's control system automatically detects the interruption and signals the engine to start. The engine, fueled by natural gas or liquid propane, drives the alternator, which produces electricity. This electricity is then distributed to your home's electrical panel, restoring power until the grid supply is restored.
  • What Fuel Options Are Available for Generac Generators? Generac generators offer flexibility in terms of fuel options. They can be powered by either natural gas or liquid propane, depending on your preference and availability. Natural gas generators are connected directly to the gas supply line, eliminating the need for refueling. On the other hand, liquid propane generators rely on an external propane tank that requires periodic refilling.
  • Can Generac Generators Be Used in All Weather Conditions? Yes, Generac generators are designed to withstand various weather conditions. They are engineered with durable enclosures that protect the internal components from the elements. These enclosures are typically made of weather-resistant materials, ensuring the generator remains operational even during harsh weather.
  • What is an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)? The Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is a crucial component of a Generac generator system. It serves as the connection point between the generator and your home's electrical panel. When a power outage occurs, the ATS immediately detects the interruption and seamlessly transfers the electrical load from the grid to the generator. Once the grid power is restored, the ATS switches the load back to the grid and signals the generator to shut down.
  • What Maintenance is Required for Generac Generators? Generac generators are low-maintenance systems. Regular maintenance includes periodic inspections, oil and filter changes, and battery checks. It is recommended to consult the generator's user manual or hire a professional to perform routine maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Can Generac Generators Power the Entire House? The capacity of a Generac generator determines its ability to power your entire house. Generators come in various sizes, ranging from smaller models that can power essential circuits to larger units that can supply electricity to the entire house. When selecting a generator, it's important to consider your power requirements and consult with an experienced professional to determine the appropriate size for your specific needs.
We sell, install, and maintain Generac because they offer a reliable solution for uninterrupted power supply during outages. It is our goal to help you can make an informed decision when choosing a Generac generator for your home or business. For more detailed information or assistance in selecting the right generator, reach out us my calling, texting, or filling out the form below.