Generator Installations

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pier wavesWe’ve all been there, bad weather, cut main line. Your food in the fridge is spoiling, your computer is fried. A whole lot of money is just slipping away as you wait in darkness. This is especially true when you live in one of the top five cities vulnerable to hurricanes, like Virginia Beach. So what’s the best way to be prepared? Call Nipper Electric to install a reliable generator.

Choosing a generator can be a complicated chore. Each generator installation has different options from the power level to fuel type. You also have to consider the complex process of grounding and installing your generator. This is definitely not something you want to DIY on a weekend. It can be difficult and dangerous. Only a trusted and skilled electrician can help you manage difficult questions and requirements like:

  • Where is the safest place for a generator?
  • How do we cool the generator?
  • What NEC and NFPA codes are required?
  • What noise reduction tools are available?
  • How do we manage the vibration so wires or gas tubes aren’t affected?
  • How do we protect from Fire Hazards?
  • How can we protect from carbon monoxide poisoning?
  • How do we avoid back feed dangers?

Do you know what 3300 cfm of air means and how it affects your home and safety? Probably not, buy you can bet that Nipper Electric does. They will use their knowledge to keep you safe and help you choose the right generator for your needs.

Types of Generator Installations

There are a few different types of generators with many different power levels and options. Finding the right one to suit your needs can be difficult, so here’s a run-down of some of them.

  • Portable Generators – These are for remote use like camping, tail-gaiting or construction sites. Small appliances plug directly into the generator. You CANNOT attach this straight into your electrical panel. It would be disastrous. Portable generators are not meant for heavy loads of electricity or for long periods of use.
  • Fixed Generators – Fixed generators are permanent generators that directly hook up to your home electrical panel. When the power goes out, fixed generators keep you comfortable, protect your devices and keep that food from spoiling. These generators run on gas or electric.
  • Gas Generators – Natural Gas Generator installations work with gas powered homes. Fitting and installing a gas generator is very complicated. Experts like NIPPER ELECTRIC will know not to bend flexible lines past 10 degrees for your fuel line. Their expert knowledge will keep you safe and keep your home comfortable.
  • Electric Generators work by passing a wire through magnets which create an electric vibration.

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Electrical generators can also be tricky to install and come with their own dangers. Electrical generators need to be properly grounded on a secure foundation. They need to be placed away from water with plenty ventilation.

Additional Options

To pick the right generator, you need to know your amp usage. Figuring out how many amps your air conditioner or cell phone charger uses is confusing. Nipper Electric uses an amp meter to accurately measure the load being used for the equipment needed during emergencies. You should choose a generator with 25% more power than you use. The extra power will carry the inductive loads used by appliances with motors, like air-conditioning and refrigerators.

You can also choose to use a transfer switch. Transfer switches detect power outages then switch currents to generators automatically. This saves you a trip outside in the dangerous weather. However, transfer switches are more expensive, so some people choose to install a sub-panel.

Sub-panels work to take over or support the electric load used in the home. This option has some drawbacks too. The generator has to be turned on manually. Also, the different switches can lead to back-feed.

Back-feed is a dangerous live current that is caused by electricity backing up into dead wires. This current could harm you, your family or linemen working on power-lines. Professional electricians, like ours at Nipper Electric in Virginia Beach help prevent hazards.

Commercial Generator Use

Generac Installation - Nipper Electric Inc

Businesses use permanent generators to protect and support their data and lower overhead costs. Nipper Electric commercially installs generators to protect networks and computers. We keep your business running, even in emergencies. Your work will be safe and your customers will be at ease. Besides protecting data and work from outages, generators can also lower bills.

Companies can install permanent generators as a regular source of secondary energy. A generator can carry some loads to lower utility use. Generator sub usage creates a great return.  Money can be re-directed to other costs or into the pockets of owners and employees.

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Top Notch Generator Dealer

Nipper Electric uses the best in generator equipment.  We are an authorized dealer of Generac generators, as well as Briggs & Stratton Home Generator Systems. And of course, we are dealers of the trusted GE Generator Systems. At Nipper Electric, we give you quality you can rely on and names you can trust.

Generac, Briggs & Stratton and GE Generator dealer photo

Before Hurricane Season kicks into gear, be sure to stop by or contact NIPPER ELECTRIC. We use a clear pricing technique that will help you budget for your needs. We can keep your home running, even when the power is out. Call us today at 757-842-1710.

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Michael Sobral
2017-08-02T10:02:06+0000
THE BEST ELECTRICAL COMPANY I'VE SEEN AND WORK IS ON TIME AND PROFESSIONAL...BEAUTIFUL WORK.
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2017-07-18T19:31:58+0000
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Amber Mantel
2017-04-26T14:48:06+0000
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2017-03-29T15:56:52+0000
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Mitch Hyskell
2017-03-27T17:35:09+0000
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2017-01-27T12:38:30+0000
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Cynthia Apple McLeod
2017-01-18T23:48:33+0000
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2016-11-21T18:05:27+0000
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2016-10-07T14:12:09+0000
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Edward Reddick Jr.
2016-08-19T17:30:36+0000
I had a short notice request to remove an electric cooktop. Trey was able to reroute a technician and they arrived within an hour. Zach was professional and courteous. It could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend Nipper to anyone who needs an electrician.read more
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Lauren Merritt
2016-08-10T16:56:25+0000
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Donna Euliss Huddleston
2016-06-29T20:48:41+0000
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David Sacks
2016-06-29T17:26:20+0000
Nipper Electric diagnosed and fixed the electrical problem at my house. They are a very professional and well run business. Friendly, prompt, and experts at what they do. All my questions were answered in a courteous and patient manner. I definitely would recommend Nipper Electric and plan to use them for future work.read more
Sean Christian
Sean Christian
2016-06-25T20:15:00+0000
Nipper Electric has the highest level of professionalism. Trey Nipper was quick to respond to my request. He and his team did an excellent job installing interior and exterior lighting as well as an exterior power receptical. The work was neat, clean and thorough. He took time discuss our needs and ensured the job met our requirements throughout the job. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely call him for any future work. Sean C. Virginia Beach, Varead more
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Theresa Pierce
2016-06-12T13:27:35+0000
Eric Schweizer
Eric Schweizer
2016-05-10T16:19:08+0000
Reasonable price, quality work and exceptional customer service/relations! My wife and I were expecting a baby any day when we encountered an electrical issue in the nursery that we needed fixed as soon as possible. I called Nipper Electric and Trey Nipper called me back 10 minutes later. They were able to send out a technician who found and fixed the issue the same day. Given our busy schedule with baby planning, it was a relief to work with a company like Nipper who took care of our issue quickly. We will definitely be using Nipper Electric in the future. If you are in the search for an electrician, your search is over... just give Nipper Electric a call.read more
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Nancy Y Smith
2016-04-30T17:47:12+0000
Nipper Electric is by far the best electrician company I have ever hired. Trey and his guys ROCK! They do such exemplary work every time. Last fall, they rewired practically our entire home and modernized our system in the walls, meters, lighting, ceiling fans, outlets, under-counter lighting. You name it; they do it. Such a class act and so professional, GRADE "A" WORK. I can't say enough about this organization and their crew. From start to finish, they dealt with all the inspections, went above and beyond the norm. We just had Nipper Electric back at our home yesterday with outside lighting, more indoor work, and, once again, their work is exceptional. My Mom hired them to rework her under-counter lighting that was put in by another "not-up-to-par" electrician less than a year ago. She was so unhappy with her only 9-month old under-counter lighting that she decided to hire Nipper Electric because of the great work they did for my brother and me. And she is so happy with her new under-counter lighting replacement by Nipper Electric. She only wishes my brother and I had found them before she had her kitchen lighting installed. She's so happy now! And my brother and I are again giving rave reviews to Nipper Electric. Thank you Trey, Zach and Jessie. We feel like you guys are friends now! Thanks, Nancy Y. Smithread more
Yvonne Du Buy
Yvonne Du Buy
2016-04-26T05:48:57+0000
I was extremely impressed with this company, beginning with the VP, Trey, who came to my home to assess my particular situation, which was to convert a Fiberstars fiberoptic pool light to an LED light. Trey is highly intelligent and willing to take the time to research the situation at hand and study the data I had managed to collect for this undertaking. The electricians, Zack and Jessie, who came to do the work were also highy professional, congenial, hard-working, and knowledgeable and completed the task iwith exceptional efficiency in spite of the fact that they had never done such a conversion before. I am delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Nipper Electric for any of your electrical needs.read more
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2016-04-09T16:26:34+0000
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2015-12-31T14:39:39+0000
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2015-12-30T20:50:52+0000
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
2015-11-20T04:24:13+0000
Trey and Zack installed a variety of lights all over our home. The installation included wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, combo bathroom exhaust/light fans, and under counter kitchen led lights. Their work was very professionally done, without any setbacks. They cleaned up after the job was finished and left our house spotless. You can't go wrong with this company.read more
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Tracy Fentress
2015-08-21T20:23:48+0000
Wendy Gray
Wendy Gray
2015-08-17T23:46:14+0000
Thanks Zack for installing my new exhaust fan in the bathroom! Sorry about the messy attic!
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Joseph Linan
2015-07-16T18:39:28+0000