The weather in Virginia Beach can be volatile. We are known for a volatile stormy season and hot, muggy summers. If a storm took the power out tomorrow, how would your family fare? Would you be comfortable and able to cook and bathe as normal? Or would you be throwing away spoiled food and longing for a shower?
A generator helps assure continuous home operation by serving as a backup source of power, even when your local electrical grids fail. Homes that have whole home, standby, or portable generators can experience total comfort and the conveniences of modern living, which is why their installation is becoming more popular in the area. Installation of a generator requires the help of a professional, especially when it comes to interlock kits.
What Is The Purpose of An Interlock Kit?
A generator works by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, using two key power sources: a rechargeable battery and a fuel source. Correct installation into the home’s electrical grid is essential to assuring safe, continuous operation. An interlock kit is a tool that allows for the reliable back feeding of energy into a home through a portable generator in the event of a power outage. An interlock kit serves to eliminate potentially unsafe situations, such as electrocution, fires, or destruction of the generator.
A professional electrician installs an interlock kit on a breaker panel. It contains moveable metal or plastic plates. When in the down position, the generator backfeed remains off and the main breaker is on. When in the up position, the backfeed circuit breaker can be turned on while the main circuit breaker is off. This ensure that electricity produced by the generator cannot travel through the electrical panel and into the wiring on the street, preventing overload.
Professional Interlock Kit Installation
For safety reasons, it is essential to have your interlock kit installed by a professional. At Nipper Electric, we help you choose the right interlock kit for your needs and carry kits from well-known and renowned manufacturers. When you choose a professional installation, you can take comfort knowing that the kit will operate as intended, reducing stress on your portable generator.
Why Choose Nipper Electric For Your Interlock Kit Installation?
If you are ready to take advantage of the benefits of an interlock kit installation, call Nipper Electric to schedule your professional and safe installation. We demonstrate our commitment to customer satisfaction by:
● Deployment of Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Electricians. Our installers are experienced, knowledgeable, and have the certification required to complete the job safely and efficiently.
● Dependable Service. You can count on our electricians to show up on time and prepared to answer any questions you have about the service.
● Local operation and ownership. We are committed to serving the needs of our community, because we have roots here, too.