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Advantages of Installing a Back-Up Generator:an Interview with Gus Rainone of Rainone Electric

By Gus Rainone

Back up generators are a great convenience especially in NH and ME area. They allow you to continue your everyday routines and protect your home from dangerous freeze ups in the winter months. When you factor in the cost of groceries that you have on hand it really can pay for itself fairly quickly.

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

My company was started in 2011. we have grown a great customer base with many return customers. We do all aspects of electrical work from troubleshooting to wiring a new home or business. We offer free estimates and are fully insured. We are also licensed in NH as well as Maine.

What are some of the services your company provides?

We provide many great services for our customers such as cable and data wiring,landscape and decorative lighting, replacing damaged light fixtures,

Can you please explain the general concept behind how generators work?

Basically there are two types of generators portable and stand by. The portable units are usually gasoline powered and have either a pull or electric start. These units require you to " plug" the generator into your house wiring. The other option is a stand by unit. This unit is run by either propane or natural gas and can be installed with an automatic transfer switch. This allows the generator to come on and off with the loss of power.

Does every house, no matter the size, only require one backup generator? If not, what is the concept behind this?

Generators come in all sorts of sizes and the size you choose will be based on the appliances your want to power. Plan for being without power for at least a weeks time and always plan for future expansions to the home. You should only ever need one generator to run you home or business. Running multiple generators can be very dangerous.

What are some disadvantages, if any, related to installing a backup generator?

There is a bit of maintenance required with both types of generators. The oil, oil filter and air filter would have to be replaced on both units. You would also have to empty the gas or use some type of stabilizer to keep the gas from damaging the machine during storage.

What is the best way for people to get in contact with you or your company?



Phone: 603.285.2407

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