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POWER GENERATOR FAQS

Generac Power Generators - Emergency Back Up Power for Santa Rosa 
Emergency Protection during a power outage provides peace of mind. The first step in preparing your home for a power outage is to hire a professionally trained installer for your Power Generator. ARM Energy Solutions is trained to help you make the proper product choice and will ensure a professional installation of your back up unit.

Following are some of the most commonly asked questions about Power Generators. If you don’t see your question here, please reach out to us as we’re happy to help.

Q: Is Santa Rosa a good area for a home back-up generator?
A:
Absolutely. Anyone living in Sonoma County and who is reliant on PG&E should be prepared for a power outage. Power outages happen frequently during the fire season but can also happen throughout the year.  While many outages last a whole day, there are other situation that can last much longer, which mean your refrigerator isn’t keeping your food fresh, you can’t do laundry, its hard to stay comfortable if temperatures are on the rise along with other household features we often take for granted.

Q: How does the generator work?
A:
The generator sits outside your house, much like your Central AC unit.  The generators needs to be properly sized for your needs. It can be sized to handle just your home essentials or the whole home, you decide. Once this is done it will be on standby waiting for the first power outage.

Q: Why Generac?
A:
We chose Generac because they are the #1 selling brand of power generators.  They are known for the high quality and reliability. While there are other brands of generators, we believe that Generac is the best. We’re trained to properly size the units and also professionally installed.  Since 1959, Generac Power Systems has been committed to building the most reliable, durable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly generators and power

Q: When is it a good time to buy a power generator?
A:
Buying a back-up generator typically doesn’t come to mind until the power goes out.  This is also the time that product and professional installers are in peak demand.  It’s best to be prepared in advance of a power outage.  It will be well worth the investment.

Q: How much does it cost to install a Generac generator?
A:
The cost of the unit varies depending on the power capability needed as well as the square footage of your home.  The most important factor is to make sure you get a generator that is perfectly sized and customized for you home and your needs. 

Q: How long will a Generator last?
A:  
Because Generac engines were developed specifically for generators and designed to provide approximately 3,000 hours of use, with typical usage and proper maintenance an automatic standby generator can provide in excess of 30 years of service.

Q: How long does it take to install a whole house generator?
A:
In general, a typical home standby air cooled generator installation will take about one day to complete.

Q: Can I install a Generac generator myself? Or use my own electrician?
A:
No. For safety reasons and to ensure adherence to all local, state and national electrical codes, Generac HIGHLY recommends you use only an experienced, authorized Generac installer. It will also protect your warranty.

Q: How do I gest started?
A:
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule a free consultation.  We’ll ask you questions about your home back up needs and listen to your concerns about the impact of power outages. We’ll provide some solutions and recommend a unit that will fit your needs.  From there we’ll schedule a time for installation, typically one day. 

If you have more questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us or you can always call and speak to us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!  Call: 707-585-0736

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