Is it time to install a whole-house generator? Charlottesville homeowners know it’s not uncommon to lose power, sometimes for days at a time. Central Virginia weather can cause power outages any time of year whether it’s a winter ice storm, nor-easter, hurricane, derecho, or thunderstorm. A power outage can escalate quickly from a minor inconvenience to a costly or even dangerous situation.
Why should I consider a generator for my home?
What’s your first thought when the power goes out? There are the daily inconveniences: the garage door that doesn’t open at the push of the button, the electronics that won’t charge, the TV that you can’t watch. Those inconveniences pale in the face of larger issues: a refrigerator full of food that is likely to spoil, a heating and cooling system that can no longer regulate home temperatures and could potentially lead to dangerous cold or heat, water and sump pumps that don’t run, or a security system that doesn’t detect intruders. Power outages adversely affect your ability to keep your family safe and comfortable.
Installing a backup standby generator eliminates or minimizes many challenges that often arise when the weather gets rough. A backup generator at your home is a worthwhile home improvement; not only does it provide peace of mind that you’ll have power during an outage, but it can also reduce your homeowner insurance rates and increase your home resale value.
Fitch Services should be your one-stop shop for all of your generator needs. Our certified technicians sell, install, repair, and service generators in the Charlottesville area. We represent a broad range of dependable, name-brand manufacturers and service every brand!
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Generator Estimates and Installation
Call Fitch Services for an appointment to get a free estimate for your new home generator. At the initial appointment, our technician will assess the power requirements in your home to determine the size generator that will best meet your needs and budget, discuss the best location for your generator, and outline the installation process.
Fitch Services is proud to offer Briggs & Stratton automatic home generators to provide permanent, backup protection for your home and your family. Briggs & Stratton has over 100 years of delivering reliable power products to homeowners, so we feel confident that a Briggs & Stratton generator will provide you with reliable power backup for your home.
When you are ready to take the next step, the generator installers at Fitch Services will handle every step of your generator installation, including obtaining any required permits and inspections.
Generators for Your Business
If you own a business, a power outage can be much more than inconvenient; it can cost you money in lost sales and products. With no power, you can’t provide a comfortable or safe workplace for your employees, which also leads to lost workhours and productivity. A standby generator is the best way to ensure that your business can carry on in the event of a power outage. Our generator experts can help you determine the best system for ensuring backup power at your business, whether that is one generator or a system of multiple generators. Just as with a home installation, Fitch Services can provide a free estimate and installation plan for your business.
Free Estimates for Generator Repairs
If you already have a backup home generator, call Fitch Services for your service or repair needs. As with many other home systems, a generator performs best with regular maintenance. Fitch Services offers generator service appointments that include routine maintenance such as changing the oil, spark plugs, and filters; checking belts, battery, and fluids; and testing the engine and transfer safety switches. If your generator isn’t working or if you suspect repairs are needed, our certified technicians can get your generator up and running again quickly.