Frequently Asked Questions

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Today, more than ever people are getting prepared for the storm season by installing generators to meet their needs.  Face it; you really don’t want to risk losing customers, or pay the extra expenses caused from storm damage or power outages that could have been avoided. It’s a simple solution at an affordable price.

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If your power goes out, a generator is able to detect the problem and goes on automatically.  Your power is restored within seconds as it sends power directly to your electrical circuit breaker box. Once the utility power returns, the generator sits quietly until the next outage.

It’s a little like an air conditioning unit and operates on natural gas or liquid propane and most importantly, it allows you to get back on task whether keeping the food cold, washing your clothes or working at the computer.

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Why should I buy an automatic standby generator instead of a portable generator?
During a utility power outage, an automatic standby generator provides numerous advantages over a portable generator:The American Red Cross recommends permanently installed standby generators as a safer way to provide backup power to a home than a portable generator.

With an automatic standby generator properly installed outside, your home is protected from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning that is a much greater risk with portable generators.
Running on the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, it is less expensive to run than gasoline and does not need to be refilled.
They start automatically within seconds of a power outage, and eliminate the need to haul a portable generator outside or run extension cords throughout your home.
They provide protection 24/7, whether you’re home or away, and they turn themselves off when utility power returns, so there is no need to monitor the unit during an outage.


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When Albright comes to give you a free estimate, we do surveys of the property and get a feel for what you are looking to accomplish. Based on the facts, we make the best recommendations for your residence, commercial business or industry and produce the information to help you make an informed decision. To give you a basic idea; there are three different types you can consider.


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Installation is not that difficult, but everything can get delayed if you wait to call for an estimate after the damage is done.  As it happens to you, it probably happens to neighbors who are calling us as well and the best way to beat the crowd is to start early.  A typical home standby generator will take about a day to install once all is said and done, but depending on the foundation for the generator, the inspections, permits, plumbing work and labor, it will take a little time.


Our process is fairly simple:
1. Site Survey by Albright Electric Inc.
2. Selection of Generator (Portable or Standby)
3. Applicable permits & Contract Signing
4. Natural Gas or Propane Installation (if Standby)
5. Delivery of unit and placement of panel (this may be done before the gas source has been installed)
6. Electrical Installation
7. All applicable inspections (Albright has little say on how long the town’s electric inspector will take to approve your generator installation, but we always do our best to stay on top of them)


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It is not just one piece of equipment that comes with the purchase. There are components and parts that make it work, just make sure you have adequate safe space outdoors to run the generator. Make sure you have adequate safe space outdoors to run the generator. In order to provide proper ventilation, generators require 3-5′ distance on all sides of the generator



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