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Types of Standby Home Generators: A Comprehensive Guide

Generac standby home generators installed by Platinum

Choosing the right standby home generator is crucial for homeowners, especially those in areas prone to power outages. Standby generators are essential for ensuring that your home remains powered during an outage, providing peace of mind and uninterrupted comfort. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of standby home generators based on […]

Are Backup Home Generators Worth It?

a house with snow on the roof and Generac standby backup home generator installed with a transfer switch in Shanty Bay Ontario

In a world where power outages can disrupt daily life, the importance of a reliable power source cannot be overstated. For homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond, investing in a backup home generator is a decision that warrants careful consideration. Are backup home generators worth it? Let’s delve into the benefits, costs, […]

What Is a Standby Generator and Why Do Homes in GTA Need Them?

Standby home generators in Toronto keep homes running

Your home’s electrical system is vital to ensuring your comfort and safety. Whether it’s summer or winter, there are many threats to the power supply in Ontario. But you can protect your entire home during a natural disaster or power outage in the Greater Toronto Area.  Continue reading to learn why homeowners are investing in […]

Installing an Automatic Home Standby Generator?

Standby Home Generator

There are a few things to think about when you’re installing a standby generator to protect your home’s electricity in the event of a power outage. We cover some key tips below and explain why Platinum Electrical Contractors are a trusted supplier of home standby generators. Different Types of Home Standby Generators A prolonged power […]

Preparing Home Electricity For Toronto Winters

Preparing Your Home’s Electricity for the Brutal Winters in Toronto It’s a fact of life in one of Canada’s greatest cities that the greater Toronto area is notorious for extreme winter weather. Although the temperatures in Toronto in winter are actually milder on average than in many other Canadian cities, the wind off the Great […]

Differences Between a Residential and Commercial Generator

  Currently, Ontario experiences more power outages than any other location in Canada. The number and frequency of critical power outages in Ontario increases every year. Factors such as an aging power grid, increased demands in very warm or very hot weather and severe storms caused by climate change increasingly come into play. Whether you […]

Why Generator Maintenance is Important to The Health of Your Backup Generator

Backup Generator Service & Repair

As standby generator technicians, we get asked all the time why it’s important to conduct maintenance in regular intervals on backup generators. There are numerous reasons we’ll cover in the article but let’s start with engine oil. Engine Oil Most people don’t know that engine oil degrades with time even if the engine doesn’t run […]

Assessing Your Own Property For a Standby Generator

So frequently a homeowner doesn’t persist with getting a quote on a home standby generator because they feel their home is not a good fit. They have been told there is no place for the generator, or their gas and electrical meters are on opposite sides of the home making an installation impossible. Some have […]

Why Generac Is The #1 Choice for Backup Generators in Ontario

Ontario’s weather can be unpredictable, with harsh winters, frequent storms, and occasional power outages that can leave homes in the dark. The need for a reliable backup power solution has never been more critical. Generac generators stand out as the top choice for homeowners in Ontario, thanks to their robust performance and dependability. Designed to […]

How to Pick The Perfect Backup Generator For Your Home

Like any other decision about purchasing home appliances, choosing the best backup generator for your home, might be challenging.  Unfortunately, the grid just can’t be relied upon 100% of the time. Storms and other potential threats make a backup generator an absolute must-have for most homes in Canada. No matter where you live or how […]

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