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Residential Electrical Emergency Systems

Emergency System Services San JosePower failures come without notice. And whether they are related to natural disasters, violent weather, a downed utility pole, blown neighborhood transformer, or something else, the end result is the same: No lights, no appliances, and no air conditioning.

An extended power failure can be costly, and even dangerous, when frozen and refrigerated food goes bad, and people with health conditions swelter in the heat with no protection from our famous smog.

You don't have to be at the mercy of a power failure. Here are some ways to keep your home functioning when your electric power takes some time off:

Start with immediate lighting

These systems are battery-powered and activate the moment the power fails. Not a long-term solution, because once the battery discharges, the lights go out, but they do the job of chasing away the dark until your plan "B" is activated. Once the power is restored, the batteries automatically recharge.

Because these systems need to be wired into your home, you should have a Los Angeles County electrical contractor install them for you.

Here's Your Plan "B"

A residential power generator can power anything from one circuit, to your entire home including your air-conditioning system.

Generators use a gasoline or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) engine to spin a shaft inside a coil to produce standard AC current for your home.

Portable generators can be run manually when the power fails, but they produce a limited amount of power that's really only good enough to run a few lights or, maybe, your refrigerator.

You need to run extension cords from the actual generator, located a sufficient distance from your home to avoid the dangers of carbon monoxide poising, making portable generators a poor solution for homeowners experiencing extended power failures.

Whole-House residential generators are the answer.

These gasoline or LPG-fueled generators are permanently installed outside your home, at a safe distance, on concrete pads much like the ones used for your air-conditioning system.

The output from the generator (the AC power) is routed to the circuits in your home through an auxiliary electrical panel that is wired into your home's main electrical panel.

You decide what circuits you want the generator to power, and your Los Angeles County electrical contractor hooks them up.

Choosing the right size generator

Your Los Angeles County electrical contractor knows the formula needed to determine the correct amount of wattage required to power the circuits of your choice. Total wattage requirements determine the size of the generator you will have installed.

The availability of LPG in your area determines what type of fuel your generator uses.

A whole house generator is a powerful solution for homeowners who want life to go on as usual, even when the power company has other plans.

You never know when the lights will go out, so start your emergency residential power plan by contacting an experienced licensed, bonded and insured Los Angeles County electrical contractor today.

These residential emergency systems ideas are brought to you by Y.E.S. Electric and Construction, Inc., a bonded and insured California C-10 Licensed Electrical Contractor providing a full range of electrical services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Los Angeles County area.