There are a lot of generator manufacturers out there. For the best results, you want to select a reputable manufacturer. Using reputable brands that stand behind their products is where you should start. At All Electric, we only use top-of-the-line manufacturers like Cummins and Generac.
You need to think about how you want to run your generator. Do you want to use gasoline or do you want to run off of gas from your home? We offer both of the options at All Electric.
You can opt for automatic transfer switches or bypass switches with an interlock. Full standby generators are connected to your home gas and automatically kick in when the power goes out and vice versa when the power is restored.
Additionally, you want to think about how long you might need a supplemental power source. Do you need it for a few hours? A day? Or might you need it for a week? How about longer?
This last question is often the decision maker, especially here in Colorado where our winters can be unforgiving. Generators have the ability to run for numerous hours consecutively, and even days or weeks if needed.