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    Generator Transfer Switch Installation

    If you own a generator, you may have a transfer switch. However, this doesn’t automatically come as part of a generator installation. If your home lacks this device, call W3 Electric today. We will send an electrician to install a generator transfer switch in Rowlett, TX, right away. 

    Contact us online or give us a call at (972) 793-0733 for more information on our generator transfer switch service or to schedule service.

    What is a Transfer Switch?

    As the name suggests, this device transfers a load from one source to another. When you connect the transfer source and the generator, it allows you to operate the generator with nothing more than the flip of a switch. We typically complete a generator transfer switch installation near the home’s service panel to make this process effortless.

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    Generator Transfer Switch Installation

    A quick Google search will pull up several sites that show how to handle a generator transfer switch installation. They make this process sound easy. 

    However, before choosing to take this task on without professional help, think about the investment you have in the generator. The generator could sustain damage if you make any mistakes with the generator transfer switch installation. Why do you need an electrician to install the generator transfer switch?

    The manufacturer’s warranty probably won’t cover this damage, and the same holds for your homeowner’s insurance policy. You are now without a generator and a transfer switch. Save yourself this headache by turning to us for help with this task. Our trained electricians in Rowlett, TX, will install the transfer switch and ensure it works correctly before leaving the home.


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    Transfer Switch Options

    When the time comes to schedule a generator transfer switch installation, we need to know which type of transfer switch you wish to have. An automatic transfer switch detects power outages and automatically transfers power from the service panel over to the generator. 

    Once the utility company restores the power, the generator transfers power back to the home’s service panel. It then slows the generator, allowing it to cool down, before shutting the unit down.

    A generator manual transfer switch requires you to transfer power from the service panel to the generator installation. Once the power comes back on, you turn the generator off and return the power to the service panel. While a manual transfer switch does come with a lower price tag, you must be at home to switch the power over to the generator.

    We often recommend an automatic transfer switch for a whole house generator and a manual transfer switch for a portable unit. However, we visit the home and assess the situation before making a recommendation for the generator transfer switch installation. We want to ensure you get the right transfer switch for your needs and this visit helps ensure you do.

    Choosing Your Generator Transfer Switch

    Regardless of whether you choose to go with a generator manual transfer switch or an automatic one, we help you find the right device for the household. There are certain things we consider when making this recommendation.

    Whether you are purchasing a portable generator transfer switch or one for the whole-house generator, we look at the wattage of the switch to ensure it can handle the load. Our electrician looks for the UL/CUL certification, as this shows the portable generator transfer switch or the automatic switch complies with the National Electrical Code. We also take into consideration the warranty that comes with each device, as you need a transfer switch that will work when the power goes out.

    The Benefits of a Generator Transfer Switch

    You may ask why you need a transfer switch, particularly with a portable generator. Can’t you just use extension cords to plug the desired devices into the generator? While this is an option, it is not one you should use.

    W3 Electric LogoYou’ll need to fumble around to find extension cords to plug the desired items into the unit, and the extension cords may pose a safety hazard. They could catch on fire or cause someone in the home to trip and get hurt. 

    With our help, you can avoid these issues. We will install a transfer switch in the home, so your loved ones remain safe and the risk of an electrical fire caused by an extension cord decreases. Contact us today to learn why you should schedule a generator transfer switch right away.

    Why Choose Us for a Transfer Switch Installation Project?

    Before spending your hard-earned money to have this project completed, you want to ensure you select the right contractor. If you choose us as the contractor for this project, you can rest easy knowing we did the work right the first time.

    We have been serving the residents of Rowlett, Texas, for four years. Our family-owned-and-operated business puts your interests first with every job we complete. Our mission is to provide you with honest guidance and recommendations. When doing so, we use a genuine and neighborly approach. Why did we choose the name W3 Electric? It stands for three wins. Our customers win, our community wins, and our employees win when you choose us to handle your electrical needs. 

    For more information on our generator transfer switch service or to schedule service, contact us online or give us a call at (972) 793-0733 .

    For Trusted Electrical Solutions, Contact W3 Electric or Give Us a Call at (972) 793-0733.

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