What Is A Generator Transfer Switch & Why Are They Necessary?

What Is A Generator Transfer Switch & Why Are They Necessary?

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Transfer switches, sometimes referred to as generator transfer switches, are devices that are used in houses and buildings to safely switch between different power sources. The transfer switch connects an automatic standby generator to the home or building’s power box, and allows for a seamless transition between grid power and generator power when a blackout occurs. Automatic transfer switches (ATS) automate this process, ensuring that your standby generator begins providing electricity to your house or building as soon as the main power source goes out without any human needing to flip a switch. When you get a standby generator professionally installed on your property, the automatic transfer switch will be installed with it and included in the overall cost of the sale and installation. If you have any questions about automatic standby generators or would like a free estimate on a Generac generator installation in Southeastern Massachusetts, please contact us today by giving us a call at (508) 428-0449 or by filling out the contact form on our website!

Why Are Automatic Transfer Switches Necessary For Standby Generators?

Automatic transfer switches are what make a standby generator automatically begin delivering electricity to your home or business as soon as the grid power goes out. Without an automatic transfer switch, it would be up to you to head outside, during the storm that knocked your power out, to flip a manual transfer switch on the electrical panel in order to reap the benefits of your generator – the last thing you want to be doing during a bad storm.

Another reason that automatic transfer switches are necessary for standby generators is that they ensure that only one power source is being used at a time, preventing power surges that could otherwise occur when the generator is running and the grid power comes back on.

Finally, automatic transfer switches ensure that you’re using the most cost-effective power source available to you at any given time. Without an automatic transfer switch, you may not realize that the grid power has come back on after a power outage, causing you to continue to run your more-costly generator for hours or even days longer than necessary. Automatic transfer switches allow your home or building to seamlessly switch back and forth between grid and generator power without you ever having to give it a second thought!

Contact RCA Electric & Generators!

If you have any additional questions about automatic standby generators or would like to get a free estimate on a standby generator sale and installation at your home or business in Southeastern Massachusetts, please contact RCA Electric & Generators today! Give us a call at (508) 428-0449 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! For a free quote on a Generac residential or commercial automatic standby generator, please click the “Get A Free Estimate” button below and select “Get a Quote”!

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