Power outages are a true testament to just how reliant society is on electricity. Whether the result of a major storm, a downed tree or an issue with a power grid, the loss of electricity can wreck havoc on day-to-day operations. Fortunately, in the event that there is a loss of power, that doesn’t mean you have to be without electricity. Thanks to Elite Electrical Contracting, we can keep your lights on, even in the midst of a blackout. How? – With an electrical generator.
What is an Electrical Generator?
An electrical generator is an appliance that turns mechanical energy into electrical energy. It works by forcing an electrical current to flow through an external circuit. The mechanical energy can come from a variety of sources, including:
- An internal combustion engine
- A hand crank
- Compressed air
The motor within the generator converts the energy is receives into mechanical energy via an electric motor within the device, which is then used as electricity. At Elite Electrical Contracting, we offer a wide selection of generators and we will be more than happy to help you find the one that meets your specific needs.
What can Generators be Used for?
Electrical generators can be used for a myriad of reasons. Some of the most common ways that they are used include:
- Supplying backup electricity for homes. In the event of a power outage, an electrical generator can be used to supply backup electricity. As a result, homeowners that lose power can acquire the energy that they need to run several electrical appliances in their homes, including lights and some appliances.
- Supplying backup electricity for businesses. Just like homeowners can use a generator to provide backup energy in a house, business owners can use these appliances to power their businesses in the event of a power outage. As a result, a generator can supply the energy that is needed to keep a business operating when the power goes out. This is particularly beneficial for establishments that are widely needed, including hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets.
- Supplying energy for outdoor events. Many vendors that provide services for outdoor events utilize electrical generators to attain the energy that they need to provide said services. For example, a DJ may or a caterer may use an electrical generator to provide the electricity that is needed to provide music, heat and lighting for an event that is held outdoors and would otherwise not have access to electricity.
Electrical generators have made it possible to garner the power of electricity, even when traditional methods of garner such energy would not be possible. The professional and licensed electricians at Elite Electrical Contracting would be more than happy to provide all of your electrical generator needs, no matter what they may be.