You’ve relied on your commercial backup generator for many years, but maybe you’ve recently noticed that it’s just not performing as well as it used to. A poorly functioning generator will be unpredictable in an emergency, and its reduced efficiency can waste a ton of money in energy costs. Below we've addressed some of the FAQs when buying a new generator. Signs that you might need a new industrial generator include:
Unexplained higher energy bills
Age (more than 10 years old)
While generators will undoubtedly need more repairs over time, if you find that your system is wearing down fast after years of dependable service, it...
Why Is Backup Power Important for Industrial Facilities?
Your industrial facility depends on a consistent supply of power to keep your daily operations running smoothly. However, businesses can experience a power outage at any time of the day or night. These power failures are caused by a variety of factors, including:
Weather conditions - From snow and hail to high winds, inclement weather is the most common reason for blackouts.
Vehicle collisions - In car accidents, vehicles can veer into utility poles and cause an outage for nearby homes and businesses.
Equipment failure - Sometimes, power equipment can malfunction on its own due to age or poor maintenance.
When an outage happens, you could be without power for hours, or even days, at a time. How fast the main power is restored depends on how widespread the issue. The best way...
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Generators
At Valley Power Systems, we’re proud to sell a wide array of commercial power systems to meet your individual needs. We partner with the industry’s top brands to offer our clients products that they can trust. When clients come to us looking for a new generator, they often have many questions they need answered before they can finalize their purchase. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs about commercial generators to help you make the best decision for your business.
Q: What size generator do I need?
Since every business has different power requirements, proper sizing is important. You will need to factor in the running wattage and the starting wattage of each device that you will need powered by the generator. This information can usually be found...
Factors You Have to Consider Before Installing a Generator
Without a backup power solution, an unexpected power outage can lead to lost productivity, missed deadlines, and a poor customer experience. These can quickly damage your company’s reputation as well as your bottom line. Every business should consider an alternative source of power for emergency situations to keep operations running and, in turn, their customers happy. A new generator is a significant investment, and the installation should be handled carefully. Here are some of the most important factors to consider before installing a generator.
What Size Do You Need?
Your power requirements must be the first thing you consider before installing a commercial generator at your facility. When there is a power outage, do you need a generator that is capable of running the entire building or just a few...
Power outages rarely happen at convenient times. You could experience one in the middle of the day during prime production hours for your business. In this type of scenario, you want to ensure that your operations can continue without disruption. With a standby power generator, you will have access to power anytime you need it, ensuring that your business can stay up and running regardless of the state of the main power grid. Having a standby generator on-hand offers a number of other advantages. Here are some of the top reasons why you should invest in a new commercial generator for your business:
Automatic Transfer of Power
Many modern industrial generators will use an automatic transfer switch. This is an intelligent device that automatically detects power loss. Within seconds of a power failure...