An auto transfer switch automatically transfers power from your utility to your generator in the instance of a power outage. Your other option is a manual switch, which requires someone on-site to turn it on when the power goes off. As a result, manual switches require more time, risk and labor. Automatic switches are always guarding your business, ready to flip on the moment the power goes out.
The ability to access power at all times is crucial to running a successful business. That’s why we stop at nothing to keep Florida’s businesses up and running, even when local power systems fail. Hurricanes, over-usage, local issues, there are so many reasons the power can go out. The key to staying ahead of the game is to rent or buy a generator with an auto transfer switch.
What is an Automatic Transfer Switch?
An electrician must be present during the set-up of an auto transfer switch so that everything is safely installed. The electrician will set up the transfer switch with your building’s main breaker box. The main breaker within the ATS can switch power sources from the main grid to your generator, and vis-versa. Your building is never connected to both power supplies at the same time. Instead, the main breaker is tasked with controlling and transferring power from one source to the other, preventing the risk of utility power moving to the generator and causing serious issues.
Once installed in conjunction with a working generator, the automatic transfer switch makes your generator an independent unit that can turn on and off in accordance with the local power grid. That means when the power goes out, the generator automatically turns on, even if no one is there to switch it on. Additionally, the generator will power down and switch power back to the grid as soon as power is restored.
Businesses that rely on auto transfer switches include:
- Hospitals and medical buildings
- so many more
Benefits of an Auto Transfer Switch
An auto transfer switch offers so many benefits to your business, including:
Reliability is one of the most important factors when it comes to running a business. You want to know for sure, without any doubt, that your business can remain up and running no matter what’s going on with the local power grid. A generator offers some guarantee of that, but only if someone is there to turn it on when the power goes out. An auto transfer switch guarantees the power clicks back on right away, even if no one is on site during the power outage.
The auto switch constantly monitors power systems and can activate the generator as needed. Let’s say you own a restaurant with large refrigerators and freezers full of food. If a power outage strikes at 3 am when everyone is at home sleeping, what’s going to happen to all the food? It’ll go bad and go to waste. But not if you have an auto transfer switch set up with your generator.
Safety is another important component to running a successful business. Manually handling power sources puts you and your team at risk of injury, such as electrocution. This is especially true during a storm or if it’s pitch dark outside. An auto transfer switch and generator is installed by a professional electrician, and there’s nothing you or your team needs to mess with to turn it on or off. As a result, the risk of accident goes down and safety increases.
Running a business has plenty of complications, the last thing you need are additional worries—like how you’ll turn the generator on when the power goes out. You don’t have to worry about how to set up a standby generator when you have an auto transfer switch. At the time of installation, certain operations are set to automatically power. You pick what’s most important, such as lighting, HVAC systems, refrigerators, or industrial equipment. As a result, the process of refueling power to vital systems is incredibly easy, it’s automatic!
Get Your Auto Transfer Switch Installed Today
We offer auto transfer switches for generators that you rent or buy through us. Contact us today to learn more and receive a quote.