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Standby Vs. Portable Generators

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If you’ve already decided to get a generator for your home or business, the next question would be on what type of generator you need. Every household or commercial space has a different set of needs and priorities, and this is how you decide on the right generator for you. At Clinton Electric Company, our Baltimore-area electricians would be more than happy to provide all the information you need about standby and portable generators so you can determine which one is best for your specific needs. As a certified distributor of quality and trusted generator brands throughout greater Baltimore and the surrounding areas, we are confident that we can find the right one for your home or commercial space.

Is a Portable Generator for You?

If you think that you can live through a power outage with only the most vital appliances running such as lights, chargers or TVs, then a portable generator is just right for you. As compared to standby generators, portable generators are less expensive, especially when it comes to the upfront cost of the unit. However, they present some limitations and inconveniences as well.

Some disadvantages of portable generators include:

  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Should always be maintained and tested for reliability
  • May need constant supply of gasoline
  • Storing gasoline in your home may prove to be an inconvenience as well as a fire hazard
  • Some units are known to cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a threat clearly stated on the government mandated warning label on every portable generator

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Call us at (410) 449-7292 or contact us online today for more information on choosing a generator. We offer free, no-obligation estimates!

Advantages of a Standby Generator

Standby generators are designed to run for extended periods of time, giving you permanent power protection. It works by constantly monitoring your power supply and automatically comes on when it senses that there is a power interruption. In the event that the power has been restored, it also automatically shuts off. Even when you’re not at home, standby generators have got you covered. Our electricians also recommend this type of generator to businesses for round the clock protection.

At Clinton Electric Company, we are proud carriers of Generac Home Standby Generators. These units produce a safe, stable power supply with less than a 5% harmonic distortion. Generac generators have all kinds of fail-safes built into them so they will shut themselves down before producing incorrect voltage.

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To learn more about our home standby generators, contact our office! We provide free, detailed quotes to all customers.


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The people over at Clinton Electric really do a wonderful job of keeping their customers happy. I had them come by to set something up for me and the guy they sent, Chris I believe his name was, was just an absolute gem. He did a great job with installing what I needed done, and when I had an issue a couple weeks later he was right back out to my home to fix it. These guys are just spectacular and Chris just does such a wonderful job, I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone and everyone!

-Theresa K.

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Clinton Electric Co. were amazing to work with. I used their services twice because I had to have lights and extensions installed in my home. They were very good when I called; extremely prompt, their scheduling was prompt. The first time I had issues and they couldn't find the problem, but the service person who came went above and beyond and didn't stop his work until he found it, even though I told him it was okay - this was on Christmas Day exactly! I asked for him the second time around because he was so good. All in all excellent service and communication, these guys really care about the work that they do and the quality of their service is top notch. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a reliable electrician.

-Theresa K.

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I recently had the folks over at Clinton Electric come over to fix some stuff for me and I am very happy with the results. They were really easy to schedule an appointment with which was a big relief for me. I really appreciated that they called prior to coming to give me a heads up of when they were coming and it was within the time slot I was assigned so that was good. When they came they did a really great job and now my electrical problems are no more! Their prices are really great and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need of a high quality electrician!

-Donna L.

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Clinton Electric Co. - Lead-Safe Certified Firm

License Number: MD LIC #10203

Main Location

1524 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
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30 W Aylesbury Rd
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
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