Energy for the New Age

Providing Your Business With A Backup Power Source

Power outages can be highly disruptive events for your business. To help lessen the overall impacts, there are effective options that a business can use to shield itself from the worst of these problems. More specifically, commercial natural gas generators can be an excellent option for providing temporary power to the building.

A Natural Gas Generator Can Provide Continued Power To Critical Systems

In addition to the general operational disruptions that a power failure can create, it is also possible for a business to suffer substantial losses due to critical systems being unable to operate. One specific example of this could be a business that needs to rely on cold storage to keep its inventory from spoiling. A power failure could lead to the cooling system failing and allowing the contents to rapidly degrade. Having a natural gas generator installed can ensure that these systems will be able to continue to receive the electricity that they need to function.

Permanent Gas Generators May Be The More Effective Solution For A Business

Once a business owner has decided to install a gas generator, they will need to decide between choosing a temporary or permanent generator. The use of a permanent generator may require more installation work, but it can offer some sizable advantages over a temporary or portable unit. More precisely, permanent generators may be designed to offer automatic activation. If there is a power outage, this capability can drastically reduce the amount of set-up time that will be required before power can be provided to the building. This can be particularly useful during times when there is a power failure during a storm or other event where there may not be ideal conditions for setting up an electrical generator.

You Should Adopt A Rigorous Maintenance Schedule For The Gas Generator

Business leaders that have opted to install natural gas generators should avoid making the assumption that maintenance is only needed when they have been using these generators extensively. Rather, they will require regular maintenance and assessments even if they have not been used recently. These assessments can identify corrosion, potential clogs and other issues that may impede the functioning of the generator. Being aware of the need for this type of routine and regular maintenance can help to keep these systems reliable. Otherwise, problems with the unit may not be noticed until you are needing an emergency source of power.

To learn more about commercial natural gas generator installations, contact an energy service in your area.