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Reliable Residential & Commercial Generator Services in Nanoose Bay
Discover top-tier residential and commercial generator services in Nanoose Bay, BC with Osprey Electric. Specializing in automatic standby generator installation, maintenance, and repairs. Ensure uninterrupted power supply with our expert solutions.
Generator Services in Nanoose Bay
Backup Power Whenever you need it.
If you have been through a power outage, then you know how frustrating it can be. Given the unique challenges of island life, installing a backup generator to your Nanoose Bay home is essential for maintaining normalcy, particularly during delayed power restoration. Within seconds of a power failure a backup generator will kick in to safeguard your food supply, medications, and critical appliances, preventing spoilage during power outages. Osprey Electric specializes in standby Generator Installation which offers a reliable power solution to extended periods without electricity. If you want to add a back up residential generator to your Nanoose Bay home, Osprey Electric has got you covered. Ensure uninterrupted power in Nanoose Bay with our expert generator services. Get started with a Free Design & Estimate!
Why Choose Osprey Electric for
Your Generator Needs
Osprey Electric is your backup power solutions professionals in Nanoose Bay. We are a local Vancouver Island company who has been providing quality service in Nanoose Bay in residential and commercial generator installations since 2012. Over the past 11 years we have come to understand the challenges the weather can present on our day to day living. Our goal is to ensure homeowners are provided with uninterrupted power and by installing a backup generator, you can reduce downtime during outages by up to 95%. Osprey Electric is Generac Elite Dealer in sales, service, and parts in Nanoose Bay and Vancouver Island. This allows Osprey to offer greater services, maintenance, and products beyond the normal scope of our competitors. Our generator maintenance team is always on standby in case you have a problem or simply need a tune up. Our team of generator installation experts guaranteed quality service and customer satisfaction every time
Our Residential Generator Services in Nanoose Bay
If you are in need of a Backup power Solution for your home in Nanoose Bay, Osprey has got you covered. Our generator installations are specifically designed to meet our customer’s individual needs and can fit almost every budget. We have several Residential Generator systems to offer but the most common are:
Essential Loads Automatic Stand-by Generator: This system is like having a smart backup plan for your home. If the power goes out, the generator detects this and turns on by itself. It will provide power for the important things like the fridge, freezer, lights, plugs and internet until regular power is restored.
Whole Home Automatic Stand-by Generator - This system is also fully automated but has the ability to power the entirety of your home including your heating system. These systems are powered by propane, natural gas or diesel and will kick on when you need it to.
Liquid Cooled Generator System: This system is fully automated and can power your entire home or business. It uses propane, natural gas or diesel to run the generator. These systems are mainly for larger residential or commercial/industrial applications and can be very powerful from ranging from 20KW to Megawatts.
Unsure about the right generator and size for your home? Osprey Electric has a team of professionals to help you understand which generator is right for you. Get a free Estimate from our experts today.
Commercial Generator Solutions in Nanoose Bay
Osprey Electric is your certified commercial generator expert in Nanoose Bay. Sudden power outages can bring your business to a standstill in the blink of an eye. This can be more than just a financial burden but a safety issue as well. By installing a permanent commercial generator to your business, you can keep those critical systems up and running through any power outage. Systems such as data centers, elevators, fire alarms and more can all be supported by installing a commercial generator in your business. All of the installations are done by professional ticketed electricians and gas fitters. We obtain all necessary electrical and gas permits, so you don’t have to. Osprey is a Generac certified dealer, and we are able to design and install complete generator system that works for you. If you are interested in adding a commercial generator to your business today contact our team for your free estimate.
Generator Installation Process
Guide on "Electric Generator Installation".
Osprey Electric makes installing your generator system easy. We are a one stop shop for all things generator and we will walk you through the entire process.
We follow 3 easy steps:
Planning and preparation for Generator installation. We will help you choose the generator that is right for you and decide on the best location for your installation. Osprey will secure all subtrades and permits, so you don’t have.
Installing the Backup Generator- Most installations can be completed in just a few days. Osprey will come with a crew of certified trades people to install and hook up any propane or natural gas to your unit. The electrical professionals will install the automatic transfer switch and connect the generator to your home’s electrical system.
Maintenance after your Generator is Installed- It is important to have your generator serviced annually to ensure it is running smoothly before there is a power outage. Contacting us to inspect and service your unit will keep your generator running smoothly for years to come.
Maintenance and Repair Services
Osprey Electric is a fully-certified generator service dealer for your home in Nanoose Bay. Every Generator Installation comes with a complete 1 year parts and labor warranty, and a 5 year minimum manufacturer’s warranty. Osprey Electric Is a Generac Elite Dealer so we can extend your Generac generator warranty up to 7 years instead of 5. This extra coverage will ensure your generator is protected for a longer period providing you with added peace of mind and potential cost savings on repairs or replacement. The Generac fleet program allows us to monitor your generator 24/7, so we can make sure that your emergency system is always online and ready to perform. Our team offers annual full-service maintenance packages to ensure your generator is running smoothly and efficiently. Maintain your generator’s longevity and schedule your maintenance service now.
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Solar Power Generators: An Eco-Friendly Alternative
Getting solar in Nanaimo has never been a better time. Our Nanaimo solar team is here to walk you through the whole process and aid you with the next steps. With their expertise, they will be able to help you obtain the permits you need depending on where you live and provide you will all the information on grants and funding available. If you are interested in installing solar onto your home in Nanaimo please contact us here https://ospreyelectric.formstack.com/forms/solar_qualifier . You can answer a few questions to get us started.
Automatic Standby Generator?This is a permanently installed generator mounted to a concrete pad and hardwired into your electrical system fed by a hard piped gas line.
Automatic Transfer Switch?This is the part that controls what is powering your home, utility or the generator. Normally installed inside next to your main panel, or close to the generator.
Load Shedding?Load shedding is a method of maximizing the loads backed up by generators undersized to the system by giving the generator the ability to drop certain larger loads in the event that they are overloaded. For example if we had a house with a peak demand of 20KW, we might be able to utilize a smaller 14KW or 18KW by utilizing load shedding on the heat pump and hot water tank. This helps keeps fuel consumption and costs down without compromising functionality!
What types of fuel can you use?Typically home standby generators are propane or natural gas, but diesel options are also available.
What can an automatic standby generator power?Smaller installations may be for only the bare essentials (fridge, freezer, water pump, etc.) larger installations may be the entirety of your home including heat, hot water, cooking appliances etc.
How long will an automatic standby generator last?On average, with the appropriate servicing and maintenance, these generators can last up to 3,000 hours of use but we have also seen much more!
How long will an automatic standby generator run during a power outage?This depends on your fuel source. Run on natural gas it will run indefinitely. Run on propane it really depends on your loads and the propane tank size. The most common tank is an 80G and most generators consume 2G/hr at 50% so roughly 40 hours. That being said your can always parallel these tanks for a longer runtime.
Where can I put the generator?Automatic standby generators require 5’ separation from all windows, doors, vents of any kind as well as 10’ from fuel sources and heat pumps. Otherwise they need 18” separation behind from any combustible surfaces and 3’ on either end for intake and exhaust.
How do I know what size generator I need?This is a free service we offer, but essentially to calculate the generators size we need to identify all the loads the generator will be backing up. Once we have this list we can determine each items power demand in watts and calculate our minimum generator size (eg. well pump 1800 watts, fridge 1000W, freezer 800W, therefore we would require 3600W or a 3.6KW generator minimum)
How loud are they?61-67dB – I know, “what does that mean?” Well to put it in perspective, 60-70dB is normal conversation. A vacuum cleaner is 70-75dB. The noise inside a car at 100 km/hr is 70dB.
Sounds great, but how much does it cost?!"Supply and installation can be anywhere from $7500 - $22,000 depending on model, design, existing site conditions, fuel source, and electrical systems. If this is outside of your budget, you may try a more cost effective portable generator with a manual transfer switch.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Osprey working on our generator project. They were super easy to work with, personable, knowledgeable, and portrayed Osprey in a very positive and professional way.