Why do homeowners need generators?
Homeowners typically have generators installed for peace of mind. Many people simply can not do without electric power. There could be many reasons for this such as medical conditions, financial considerations (stock market connectivity, etc.), or just because of the nuisance of being without power. There are many communities/people in the Chicago area that are consistently without power to their homes. A home generator is kind of like an insurance policy; when
the electric company fails to deliver electricity, homeowners are creating their own power with Carrier generators installed by the professionals at Energy Services.
Carrier Air-Cooled Generator - 8, 10, 14kW
Carrier Air-Cooled Generator - 17kW
Carrier Air-Cooled Generator - 20kW
Carrier Liquid-Cooled Generator - 22-25kW
One of the downsides to most portable generators is the fact that they use gasonline or diesel
fuel to power the engine. These units can run out of fuel over time.
Carrier generators use propane or natural gas as the fuel. Using this type of fuel is less
expensive and will never run out, insuring constant and long lasting electric power.
One of the downsides to most portable generators is the fact that when the engine
is turned on these units are extremely loud.
Carrier generators have a insulated, metal cabinet over the components which
deadens the sound when the engine turns on. The cabinet also protects the engine and controls
from the elements and is visually pleasing.
In addition to the insulated cabinet, Carrier enginered another sound deadening feature
in its generators. On a weekly basis the generator turns on for 12 minutes to test its
operation and lubricate its parts.
During this maintenance operation the generator runs at a lower RPM which saves fuel and
decreases the sound level.
One of the downsides to most portable generators is the fact that you have to
manually startup and shutdown the unit. What happens when you are not home?
Carrier generators automatically startup when there is a loss of power to the structure.
When electricity is restored the generator automatically turns off.
One of the downsides to most portable generators is if the unit does not run for
awhile it might not startup when you need it in an emergency.
Carrier generators automatically startup once a week to test its operation and
lubricate the engine. This insures the equipment will work when you need it in
Carrier Liquid-Cooled Generator - 30-48kW
Choosing the correct model and size
*Carrier generators come in 8Kw through 48Kw models. Choosing the correct model and size depends on many
factors which include your budget, how many appliances, lights, outlets, etc. you want to power,
the size of your home/business etc. To help you determine which model is right for you
click here to input your paramaters in this interactive demonstration.
It is very difficult to determine exactly what model you need by talking with you over the phone.
Typically, one of our comfort consultants will survey your home/business and ask you questions. This
process is normally free of charge. Please fill-in the information asked in the HVAC Estimate Wizard to
get the process started.
Equipment Discounts and Promotions
At various times of the year the Government, Carrier and us have money saving
specials on equipment. Click here
to see all these promotions.