POWER GENERATION

Power outages can occur at any time, causing serious inconvenience, loss, even health and safety risks. Wade Sales and Service offer a variety of cost-effective power generation solutions for home or business. Whether you need a portable system, or a standby model wired into the circuit box, propane generators provide seamless electrical coverage when an outage occurs.

Wade is an authorized Generac® dealer

As the authorized Generac® dealer, Wade Sales & Service can bring you a full-line of power coverage. Each installation is tailored to your needs to ensure that your power ratings are real and goals are met.

Generac® is a manufacturer of standby and prime power generator sets for industrial, telecommunication, commercial, small business, mobile and residential applications. Stand up to unpredictable weather and unforeseen outages with the most trusted name in residential standby power. When the power goes out, your Generac® standby generator goes on – automatically – protecting you and your home 24/7.

As the authorized Generac® dealer, Wade Sales & Service can bring you a full-line of power coverage. Each installation is tailored to your needs to ensure that your power ratings are real and goals are met.

  • Safety & Security
  • Seamless Power Generation
  • No Power Outage When the A Whole House Generator is Installed
  • We are able to isolate critical items

FAQs

What is an automatic standby generator?

An automatic standby generator is a back up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit.

Why should I buy an automatic instead of a portable generator?

During a utility power outage, an automatic standby generator provides numerous advantages over a portable generator:

The American Red Cross recommends permanently installed standby generators as a safer way to provide backup power to a home than a portable generator. With an automatic standby generator properly installed outside, your home is protected from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning that is a much greater risk with portable generators.

Running on the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, it is less expensive to run than gasoline and does not need to be refilled. They start automatically within seconds of a power outage, and eliminate the need to haul a portable generator outside or run extension cords throughout your home. They provide protection 24/7, whether you’re home or away, and they turn themselves off when utility power returns, so there is no need to monitor the unit during an outage.

Can an automatic standby generator replace utility service?

No…the generator fuel costs would be much more expensive than buying power from the utility company since their cost to produce electricity is divided among thousands of customers.

Can I install the generator myself?

As an option, Generac offers the Guardian Series systems prepackaged and pre-wired with comprehensive installation instructions. You could perform the simpler site preparation steps and have a professional make the electrical panel and fuel connections, or you could complete the entire installation yourself. However, for safety reasons and to ensure adherence to all local, state and national electrical codes, Generac recommends you use an authorized Generac dealer or licensed contractor.

Do they have to be maintained?

Yes, simple maintenance is required. All generators require periodic oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for years of reliable service. Preventative maintenance kits are available and many Generac dealers offer annual maintenance contracts for a worry-free ownership experience. Refer to the owner’s manual for routine maintenance procedures and schedules.

What happens if the generator gets overloaded?

Generac generators are equipped with overload protection. In the rare event of an overload, the generator’s circuit breaker will trip, disconnecting the unit from the load. Simply correct the overload and reset the breaker in the generator.