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...
What Makes a Diesel-Powered Generator a Great Choice?
When shopping for a new power system for your business, you will find that there are numerous options available on the market. Today, many industrial facilities rely on generators powered with a diesel engine due to the many benefits these machines offer. Here are some of the top reasons to make an investment in a diesel-powered generator.
As fuel prices rise as a result of increasing demand and supply chain issues, your fuel source becomes an important consideration when you’re buying a new commercial generator for your business. Although it is priced slightly higher than gasoline fuel, diesel offers customers higher energy density over time. What this means is with a diesel engine, you won’t need to burn as much fuel as you would with a gasoline engine to get the same amount of...
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...
Power outages cost the American economy billions of dollars each year. Unfortunately, these power failures can occur when you least expect it. For a business, this can be financially devastating. Whether the power goes out for a few minutes or several days at a time, you can’t afford the downtime. A backup generator can help you keep operations going continuously. It will provide an uninterrupted power supply for your computers, equipment, security systems, and other critical business components. Let’s take a look at some of the ways a backup generator can protect your business.
Provides Peace of Mind
A power outage for any length of time can be stressful. A 2018 survey reported that approximately 25% of businesses experience a power loss at least once a month. Imagine...