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Sanford Electric Company 2019

by Jack Roth

Featured Photo from Sanford Electric Company 2019

With hurricane season in full swing, generators are on the minds of local residents, and Sanford Electric Company is here to help.

Most of us have gone days or even weeks without power because of severe thunderstorms or hurricanes. Thankfully, generator technology has grown significantly in the last few years, and whole-house generators have made it possible to power everything in your home at once as if an outage never occurred, giving you immediate peace of mind and a sense of safety and security.

“Generators are fantastic, but you have to pay close attention to specifications such as fuel type, transfer switch, power output, and installation,” says Jim DePoy, president of Sanford Electric. “Your choice will depend on the total wattage you need to power some or all of the electrical elements in your home or business.”

A family-centered, service-oriented company established in 1925, Sanford Electric has grown to serve the electrical needs for residential homes and businesses throughout Central Florida. Jim and his staff have been installing whole-house generators for 15 years, so they know how to advise residential and commercial clients when it comes to purchasing, installing, and maintaining the appropriate generator.

“Not everyone can afford the $10,000 to $15,000 investment required to buy and install a whole-house generator, but there are other options,” says Jim. “You can go with a much less expensive home standby generator, which will power mission-critical items such as a refrigerator, an air conditioner, or some lighting, but more and more people are choosing to make the bigger investment to get complete and instantaneous home-power backup.”

Lisa Sullivan, vice president and business manager, believes the most important step in the generator-buying process is getting the right advice – because every home and business is different.

“It’s an on-site process,” Lisa says. “We always set up a site visit because that’s the only way to know exactly what’s going to be required to fulfill a client’s wishes.”

When Sanford Electric installed a whole-house generator at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens earlier this year, the priority was ensuring power could be restored immediately to the animal commissary, which includes huge walk-in coolers and an on-site veterinarian’s office where medicine is stored.

“Whether you’re a residential or commercial customer, we’re here to ensure you never have to worry about going without power again,” says Jim.

To learn more about generators or to set up a site visit, contact Sanford Electric at 407-322-1562.

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