Generator Services in Ellicott City, MD
Ellicott City puts up with intense weather for most of the year. In the winter, the danger comes from harsh winds and blizzards. During the summer, we see intense thunderstorms. All of these dangerous situations can result in power outages. If the power goes out in your Ellicott City home, we know that you’d prefer to be prepared and protected against the elements! At GAC Services, we repair, install, and maintain home backup generators and portable generators for our neighbors in Ellicott City, MD.
Portable Generators in Ellicott City
In the past, heavy storms and harsh winters have left Ellicott City-area homes and businesses without power for days. For many, this can be detrimental to business or, worse, to your health. Some people with certain medical equipment cannot afford to go without power at all.
Generators vary in price and size, so it is best to evaluate how you are going to be using your generator before purchasing it. Unlike whole-house generators, you have to manually add fuel to your portable generator before each use. Once your generator is running, all you have to do is connect extension cords to your generator power source.
Whether you use your portable generator recreationally or to provide emergency power during a power outage, you want to make sure you find a unit that is the right size for your home.
GAC Services is a retailer for portable generators in Ellicott City. Call our team of experts today at 301-926-3253 to talk about buying the right portable generator to fit your needs!
Ellicott City Home Backup Generator Options
Our team at GAC Services can install, repair, and maintain a variety of home backup generators in Ellicott City, MD. There are several options to consider when deciding what type of home backup power system to buy. We offer the following options from Generac, based on the type of coverage you’re looking for.
Essential Circuit Coverage
Some homeowners choose an economical approach to emergency power solutions by selecting essential circuit coverage from Generac when choosing a generator. In the event of a power outage, essential circuit coverage solutions will do exactly what their name implies: They will provide coverage for essential circuits.
In an emergency, essential circuit coverage will power the basics, including your:
- Sump pump
- Water heater
- Refrigerator and freezer
If you would prefer the economical solution of covering only the most important circuits in your home during an outage, rather than covering all circuits in your home, then essential circuit coverage may be the right choice for you.
Managed Whole-House Coverage
As long as you don’t intend to turn on every appliance in your home at the same time during a power outage (which the majority of people do not do), a managed whole-house generator could be the right choice for you in the case of an emergency.
This option offers whole-house coverage through a managed power solution. A Generac managed whole-house system manages the power requirements of each of your individual appliances. Any non-essential circuits are ignored when the generator gets close to maximum capacity, eliminating the risk of overload. Then they’re cycled back on when the essential circuits (such as lights, water heater, sump pump, etc.) are taken care of.
If you’re looking for a little more than just-the-basics coverage in the case of emergency, you can provide yourself with substantial coverage by selecting a managed whole-house generator, without a significant increase in your investment.
Complete Whole-House Coverage
When you choose complete whole-house coverage from Generac, in the case of a power outage, every circuit in your home will come on and stay on for the duration of the power outage, no matter how many circuits you need to back up.
If you want to be able to use every appliance in your home at your convenience when the power goes out, then a complete whole-house coverage package is your best bet. These options provide the most protection for your family and your home in the case of an emergency. They are capable of covering every circuit in any size home, so you’re safe and comfortable no matter what.
The experts at GAC Services can install, repair, and maintain any of the coverage solutions listed above. We can also help you figure out which of these coverage options would be the best fit for your home size, lifestyle, and budget.
Generator Repair Services for Your Ellicott City Home
We know that in the case of an emergency, you can’t afford to lose power. When you use a generator as an emergency power source in your home, you need to know the number of a reliable electrician if your unit stops working. That’s where our team comes in.
Our master electricians provide quality generator repair services in Ellicott City, MD. In the event your generator is not working properly, you can count on us for dependable repair services in your Ellicott City home.
Generator Transfer Panel Switches
Normally, if you wanted to turn on your generator during a power outage, you would have to run multiple extension cords into your home, then hook up each of your major appliances directly to your generator. However, GAC Services can alleviate that burden!
Our master electricians can install a generator transfer switch/panel in your home, which allows you to manually turn on your generator to power your devices in the event of a power outage. With a transfer switch, our team of electrical contractors will connect your generator to the panel, which will automatically connect to all the electrical wiring in your home.
Generator Maintenance in Ellicott City
To make sure your generator works when you need it the most, you should service your generator at least twice a year. The average generator maintenance service appointment takes only an hour. Scheduling annual preventive maintenance appointments means that you can rest assured that your generator will provide quality power throughout its life span.
During your annual maintenance appointments, our team of licensed electricians will:
- Remove or upgrade any worn-out parts
- Inspect your battery and clean the connections
- Verify that your control panel readings and indicators are working
- Change the fuel and filters
- Check the fluid levels
- Test the load bank
Investing in annual preventive maintenance service can save you money on expensive repairs. It can also help you avoid needing to upgrade or replace your generator in the future.
It’s helpful to keep a record book of all of your generator repair or maintenance services, as well as any issues you’ve had with your generator. If your generator is under warranty, this will also help to make sure you get full coverage if any issues arise with your unit.
Don’t wait until emergency strikes to make sure that your generator is functioning properly! Call us at 301-926-3253 today to schedule a preventive generator maintenance appointment in Ellicott City today.
The GAC Difference
“What do our customers want?” That’s the question that’s been driving the way we do business at GAC from the very beginning—back when you might have known us as Gaithersburg Air Conditioning & Heating!
While our name may have changed, the way we do business hasn’t.
Up-front pricing. 100% satisfaction guarantee. On-time service. Factory trained and nationally certified technicians. Respect for your home.
These are just a few reasons why your neighbors love working with GAC. It is this commitment to excellence, along with our friendly and honest professionals that has helped us satisfy tens of thousands of customers throughout Maryland over the years. And it is this that we consider the GAC difference.
Contact us to schedule service today. We’re looking forward to serving you and hopefully making you a customer for life!