How does a generator work?

A generator is used to automatically restore the power in your home within seconds of the electricity going off due to a storm, an accident, etc. There are a variety of generators available: "Just the Essentials" covers basic items such as your refrigerator and furnace; the "Managed Whole House" covers the entire house, but offers priority to the most essential circuits; and the "Complete Whole House" generator, which covers every circuit all of the time.

How do I know which system is best for me?

If you are unsure about which generator is best for you, simply call the professionals at Summit Heating and Air Conditioning and schedule an appointment for a free estimate. One of our qualified experts will come out and evaluate the size of your home, along with your needs, and determine which option is the best fit for you.

Can I use a generator instead of my electric service?

No. It is not cost effective to run a generator in lieu of using your electricity. It is far more expensive to purchase the fuel needed to operate all circuits in your home all the time than it is to buy a small portion of electricity from the utility company.

Do generators require maintenance?

Yes. You should have your generator serviced annually to get oil and filter changes. This will ensure proper function when you need it the most!

Summit Heating and Air Conditioning is available 24/7 (even holidays) to service all of your HVAC needs. Contact us, day or night, by simply filling out the contact form or by calling 302-378-1203 in Delaware, or 410-398-3233 in Maryland.