As a business owner, power to a commercial generator is occasionally required to keep your business needs and customers happy! Most businesses cannot operate without access to electricity due to high usage of the internet and phones. Even if your business sells goods and can technically operate without power, you are still likely to be limited in sales process without communication to power to phone lines, credit card processing software, and computers. Investing in a commercial standby generator will ensure that in the event of a power outage, for any reason, your business will be able to continue functioning at full capacity. Because a generator is an investment, you want to make sure you choose the right one depending on the size of the building, its power needs, and a few other factors.
Where can it be installed?
Generators are not small appliances. They take up space and need to be installed somewhere that it fits and is allowed by zoning laws. Depending on your city’s zoning laws and where your business is, you may be limited to a generator of certain dimensions. Our professionals at EmPower Generators are knowledgeable on what can be installed legally and will work with you to find the solution that meets all of your business needs.
What are you powering?
The size of the building, the number of appliances that need electricity, and the voltage required to run what you need, will be major factors in determining the generator right for you. If you run a small shop in a strip mall that just needs to power the registers, phones, and lights, then you can probably get away with a much smaller commercial generator. Often single-phase generators will get the job done for smaller sized businesses.
However, if you run a large commercial office building or a factory with large machines for manufacturing, then a larger and more powerful generator will be needed. Often, these businesses require a three-phase generator as their only option. If you are not sure if you need a single or three-phase generator, one of our representatives can visit the property and determine the building’s requirements for you.
What is your budget?
Commercial generators vary greatly in price, from a couple thousand to over $40,000 dollars. Additionally, these generators all require regular maintenance to keep them running for decades to come. The cost of the initial installation, the generator itself, and generator maintenance and monitoring are all important factors when choosing a generator for your business. At EmPower Generators, we understand that business work on a budget. We do our best to meet each client’s needs by providing a wide array of commercial generators with varying prices and features.
If you do not have a functional generator for your business, you may want to consider investing in one. Between the weather, construction, and equipment failure, it is impossible to predict when a power outage will occur. Do not let your business suffer lost revenue from a power outage. If you are a South Florida business owner ready to invest in a commercial generator, call the experts at EmPower Generators. Our highly trained professionals will help you choose the best generator for your space, needs, and budget!