Generator Repair in Albany, NY

Capital Region Generator Installation & Repair

Power outages are a part of life. While we’re privileged to live in an area where electricity is generally extremely reliable, safe, and stable almost all of the time all year long. However, outages can and do happen, ranging from as short as a few minutes to as long as several hours or even days. Because our lives are so dependent on electricity, not having it can be more than just an inconvenience—it can have drastic or even catastrophic consequences on your life. And as our electrical grid ages and grows less and less stable, power outages will become more and more frequent and lengthy in the process.

At Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc., we understand the danger of a power outage, and we want to help you protect yourself with proper preparation. That’s why our Albany electrical pros are proud to offer installation for emergency generator systems. With a proper emergency generator, you’ll never be without power for your most important appliances and devices. Whether it’s light to see, heat to cook, or even something to power a communication device like a cell phone or radio, turn to us and let us make sure you’re prepared for a natural disaster or unexpected grid failure. We have proudly served customers in our community since 1939, and today we’re pleased to bring you some of the finest products and options available on the market. Take a look at what our customers have to say about us and see why we are Albany's most trusted generator service provider!

To schedule a generator quote or service, give us a call at (518) 868-0494 or send us a message online. Emergency service is available.

Why Install a Generator?

Whether due to a storm, downed power line, fire, scheduled maintenance, or some other circumstance, power outages can bring your entire home or business to a screeching halt. Power outages are not only irritating, but they can also put your loved ones at risk and put a serious dent in your business. In order to avoid risking the health of your home and losing major profits from your business, you need a generator.

Benefits of installing a home generator:

  • Keep your family safe during times of emergency
  • Keep refrigerated food from spoiling during power outages
  • Protect life-saving medical equipment (such as CPAP machinery) and medicines (such as refrigerated diabetes medication)
  • Keep your family comfortable by running your heating and air conditioning systems
  • Maintain access to freshwater by powering your water well pump

Benefits of installing a generator for your business:

  • Save medicines and prescriptions from spoiling
  • Keep residents, guests, and employees safe and comfortable
  • Keep your coolers ice-cold, and avoid costly food losses
  • Reduce business disruptions
  • Avoid significant profit loss

At Crisafulli Bros., our team has access to the latest and greatest generators in the industry. We can work with you to discuss your power needs and select the perfect generator for you.

What Can a Generator Power?

A wide variety of generators can power many different types of appliances. Depending on your power needs, the run time, engine size, and the wattage of the generator you select, you can power just about anything.

Generators have the ability to power:

  • Lights
  • Sump pumps
  • Computers
  • Water well pumps
  • Space heaters
  • Humidifiers
  • Microwaves
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators/ Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines
  • Toasters
  • Stereos

If you have questions about whether a generator can supply power to your appliances, we can help. Simply reach out to our qualified experts to learn more.

What Size Generator Do I Need?

The size generator you need will depend on a number of factors. Generators typically range from 800 watts to over 500,000 watts, and there are different types of generators depending on your need.

The main three types of generators are:

  • Inverter generators
  • House generators
  • Portable generators

When you are trying to decide what type of generator is best for your home or business, some things that are important to consider are your lifestyle, usage, and wattage. A 2,000-watt generator typically powers your electrical devices, refrigerator, and home security system. A 3,500-watt generator is additionally able to power your toaster oven. A 7,500 generator can power even more things at once, including your air conditioner for example. Finally, a 20,000-watt generator can power everything in your home or business. Some things to ask yourself are:

  • How big is your household?
  • What do you want to ensure that you will be able to have power for during a power outage?
  • Do you experience frequent power outages?
  • Do you often need to rely on a generator?

Our team of experts here at Crisafulli Bros. can help you choose the right generator for you and your family, or for your business. Contact us today to learn more!

Signs Your Generator Needs to Be Repaired

Your generator is supposed to be your lifeline during times of emergency and power outages. The last thing you want is for it to break down in the middle of an outage, leaving you in the dark. Fortunately, there are signs that you can be on the lookout for that indicate something is wrong with your system. Take action before disaster strikes in order to keep your property safe!

If you notice any of the following signs, your generator needs to be repaired:

  • It struggles to start up

  • Your power flow is low when it is turned on

  • Any wires, buttons, or electrical components show visible signs of damage

  • It is leaking

  • The battery is low

In order to avoid generator breakdowns, we recommend scheduling regular generator inspections with our team. This will ensure that your system is in perfect condition and is prepared to protect your home or business when you need it most.

What Is a Standby Generator?

Standby generators are the ultimate solution for those who want to ensure they are never without power for longer than absolutely necessary. Unlike portable generators, standby generators cannot be moved or relocated, do not need refueling, and do not need to be manually turned on and connected in the event of an outage. Instead, standby generators are always ready to go, permanently connected to your home, and are powered by natural gas that they draw from a line that is connected to your home. In the event of an outage, a standby generator fires up and starts producing power, and because they do not ever have to be moved or relocated, they can be much larger in size. This means that a large enough standby generator might be able to indefinitely power your entire home during an outage.

Standby generators are a significant investment in your power and your future, so they aren’t something you will want to take lightly. At Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc., we take your approach to this project seriously and do everything in our power to make sure you pick the right system for your needs. We work with you to carefully analyze your electrical consumption and make sure you choose a system that is capable of producing the power you need. From there, we can complete the installation and connect your new generator to your home so you can utilize it when you need it without stress or worry.

Portable Generator Connection

Connecting a portable generator to your home can provide you with a small amount of power you can utilize for a few of your most critical functions. While a portable generator most likely can’t power your heating and cooling system, you might be able to use one to power a few lights so you can see, run a fan if you get too hot, or even power a hot plate so you can do a small amount of food preparation in your kitchen. However, connecting a portable generator improperly can be dangerous.

At Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc., we can help you set up your portable generator system and make sure your home is configured to utilize it correctly. Proper connection is key for safety, and we’ll make sure you have what you need to take advantage of a portable generator during an outage.

Reach out to our team at (518) 868-0494 to request an estimate. We look forward to keeping you powered up!

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