Generator Services

Protect your home or business from power outages by having a back-up system in place. Automatic Standby Generators are the best way to keep your electrical systems running in the event of a storm or black-out situation. Your food won’t spoil, your vital electronic systems will remain on-line and your Home or Business will never be POWER LESS AGAIN…

With an Automatic Standby Generator you and your family’s Home will be protected 24 hours a day, seven days a week to give you needed peace of mind. The units start once a week and run for ten minutes so you know your system is up and running. Don’t wait for a storm or an extended power outage to damage your home. Call EMS today for a Free Home Evaluation.

How do these Generators

The internal circuitry continuously monitors the utility incoming voltage. If this voltage is interrupted or reduced to a level, which would be harmful to a home or business’s electrical loads, a transfer sequence is initiated. The details of that transfer sequence is as follows:

  • Power from the utility company is interrupted
  • System-monitoring circuitry starts the generator
  • A fully automatic Transfer Switch safely transfers power from the utility company connection to generator power
  • At this point the home or business is now completely powered by the standby generator

System circuitry continues to monitor the utility company voltage conditions:

  • When voltage returns to normal, the transfer sequence is reversed, and the home or business is reconnected to the utility source and disconnected from the generator power
  • The generator will run approximately one minute in a cool-down phase and then shut itself down
  • The automatic standby system continues to monitor utility conditions ready to provide power upon the next outage

The transfer of power and return to standby mode is completely automated, requiring no action from the home or business owner. The generator starts, transfers power, transfers back again, cools down, and then stops automatically. This eliminates the need to manually start a portable and store fuel to operate.

WE also provide EMS POWER Manual Transfer Switches for Portable Generators (customer supplied) contact us today if you are interested in this Service. Call us whenever you think you may have a problem or your Generator is not working. Check back soon later to come differences between Air Cooled and Liquid Cooled Automatic Standby Generators with all sizes available for Commercial Applications from 27 KW up to 2 MegaWats for Commercial applications.

Manual Transfer Switches for Portable Generators

VERSATILE designed for backup generators ranging from 3,750 to 15,000 watts. POWER ON GEN transfer switch systems are available for 8, 10 or 12-circuit configurations, field expandable up to 16 circuits.

Common Questions & EMS Answers

What is an automatic standby generator?

An automatic standby generator is a back up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a residential air conditioning unit.

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:. Running the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, it is less expensive to run than gasoline and does not need to be refilled and it is safer . 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. Also 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.

How does the Generac OHVI® engine compare to air cooled engines used in other brands of standby generators?

Unlike other engines, used in backup power generation, Generac OHVI engines are made specifically for generators. They are engineered to run for the long periods of time required during a severe power outage or on a job site, utilizing the same type of pressurized oil lubrication used to give automobile engines long and trouble-free lives.

Can an automatic standby generator replace Utility service?

No…the generator fuel costs would be much more expensive than buying power from the utility company since their cost to produce electricity is divided among thousands of customers.

How do I correctly size a generator for my home?

The most logical way to determine your needs is to envision your home without power. Some outages may be short in duration, while others could last for days or weeks. What would your family miss during an outage? EMS will take the guess work out of it and meet at your Home or Business do short Site Survey for Load Electrical and Gas Load Data for our evaluations to determine the size you need. With the broadest product line available including Generac and Kohler for essential circuit coverage starts with the economically priced Generac CorePower™ Series or the Ge neac Guardian Series ™ Series available to cover virtually any application:

Essential Circuit Coverage – We take the guesswork out of sizing by offering Guardian Series generator systems. This Generato is sized as 8KW, 10 KW, 14KW, 17 KW and 20KW for Homes. We pair the Generator sized with a transfer switch containing a predetermined number of circuits based on the generator’s kW power rating. Each circuit is directly connected to a matched circuit on the home’s main circuit breaker panel, providing electricity to that specific appliance or area of the home. For example, ten circuits are supplied for the 8 kW generator. With this system, you could connect (1) lights and TV in the family room, (2) microwave and lights in the kitchen, (3) refrigerator, (4) power to the bathroom, (5) computer and home office, (6) garage door opener, (7) air conditioner, and (8) furnace. Managed Whole House Coverage – You can get more coverage with less generator, up to whole house coverage as in our Evaluations we pair a generator with one of Generac’s Nexus™ load shedding switch option.

To save you money this creates a managed power solution where non-essential circuits are shed when the generator approaches maximum capacity. They are cycled back on when essential circuits no longer require power, so all circuits receive power at different times. Complete Whole House Coverage – Easily cover every circuit in your home by pairing one of Generac’s larger kW units and the proper transfer switch to provide full coverage. No circuit is ever left uncovered, so every appliance is available every minute.

Are you Licensed and Insured Contractor?

For safety reasons and to ensure adherence to all local, state and national electrical codes, particularly for non pre-wired or larger systems, an authorized Mfg. Dealer with licensing – Electrical and Plumbing and Insurance Coverage to do your Job from Evaluations – Start to Finish.

Do they have to be maintained?

Yes, simple maintenance is required. All generators require periodic oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for years of reliable service. Preventative maintenance kits are available and many Generac dealers offer annual maintenance contracts for a worry-free ownership experience. Refer to the owner’s manual for routine maintenance procedures and schedules. We also have GENERATOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS available on request for your existing Generator as Generators Have to be maintained simiar to a Car’s parts and Engine.

What type of oil should I use?

An SAE rated high detergent oil that meets API Service Class SF requirements for gasoline engines, similar to your car. Refer to your owner’s manual for details.

What happens if the Generator gets overloaded?

Generac generators are equipped with overload protection. In the rare event of an overload, the generator’s circuit breaker will trip, disconnecting the unit from the load. Simply correct the overload and reset the breaker in the generator.