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Manual Transfer Switches Installation & Service in Norwalk, Danbury, Hamden, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford

A portable or standby generator is a great way in which to protect yourself and your home from all of the inconveniences that can stem from a power outage. If you are planning on using a generator in order to power any electronics or appliances in your home, though, you will need a transfer switch in order to utilize that generator effectively. Manual transfer switches are a common option, but many people without prior experience using such equipment have little or no idea just what their options are or what they mean. Here is some information about the use of manual transfer switches in New Haven and Fairfield County from the experts at Harrington Electric to help you determine if this is the right kind of switch for you.

The manual transfer switch experts at Harrington Electric offer quality manual transfer switches and services in West Hartford, Simsbury, Meriden, Manchester, Milford, Monroe, New Fairfield and nearby.

What Exactly is a Manual Transfer Switch?

A transfer switch is responsible for closing off the power line from the utility to your electrical system in the event of a power outage. It also opens up a line to your backup or portable generator, allowing the electricity generated by that system to be used in your home. There are both manual and automatic transfer switches, with automatic options being commonly used with standby generators. With a manual transfer switch you must turn the switch on and off physically, as well as your generator.

Benefits of Using a Manual Transfer Switch

Automatic transfer switches are most commonly used with standby generators. Portable generators or optional standby generators can be regulated with a manual transfer switch. The transfer switch is hardwired into the control panel of your electrical system, and it allows you the benefit of powering different items via your circuits. While you may be able to run your television or a few lamps using a portable generator with some extension cords, your overhead lights, ceiling fans and many other electrical devices are not simply plugged into an outlet. The use of a manual transfer switch also eliminates the risk of electricity back feeding out of your house to the transformer.

Let Harrington Electric Install and Service Your Manual Transfer Switch in New Haven and Fairfield County, CT

No component of your electrical system is to be trifled with. You want your manual transfer switch to operate effectively and reliably. It is also very important that it operates safely, though. That is only possible when you allow a trained, professional electrician to handle your manual transfer switch installation in Wilton, Newtown, Madison, Darien, Weston, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Monroe, New Fairfield, West Hartford, Simsbury, Meriden, Manchester, Milford or nearby Connecticut. Do not put your safety at risk by letting anyone else attempt to complete such an important job.

If your manual transfer switch does not work properly, or if you have any suspicions about its condition due to rust or physical damages, contact us right away. You should never use a compromised manual transfer switch, and we can handle any repairs you may need. Routine manual transfer switch maintenance is also important: you won’t need your generator every day, which is why it must be maintained and tested on a regular basis. When you need great quality manual transfer switches, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Harrington Electric.

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