Everything is indeed bigger in Texas, including the threats of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe weather that can affect your home’s electricity. If you’re a Texas resident and you haven’t heard of generator interlock kits, you’re going to want to take a closer look!
What Are Interlock Kits?
A generator interlock kit, also known as a transfer switch, is simply a device that allows a portable generator to power your home during a power outage safely. Although you can use a generator without a transfer switch, it’s cumbersome and often dangerous.
Interlock kits are safe because they use a metal plate to block your main breaker, preventing it from powering your home while the generator breaker is switched on and vice versa. In the event of a power failure, you would turn off your main breaker and branch circuits and then slide the interlock plate away from your generator breaker. From there, you can individually power as many branch circuits as your generator’s output capacity would allow.
Yes, Interlock Kits Are Legal in Texas
Interlock kits are indeed approved in the great state of Texas. As long as your transfer switch installation is up to code, it’s not only perfectly allowable but a truly smart addition to your home! It’s vitally important that your kit be installed by professional electricians like our Aaron’s Electrical Service team members, who have the permits and expertise to do so safely.
Why You Need an Interlock Kit
The main goal of a transfer switch and interlock kit is to disconnect your home from the utility grid before supplying power with your portable generator. This prevents damage to both your generator and any connected devices when the power comes back on. It also eliminates any chances of backfeeding on your generator, which can injure utility workers.
The transfer switch reroutes circuits to another service panel to disconnect from utility power before connecting your generator to those circuits. This can be automatic or manual; they can power your entire house or just a few circuits.
Why Choose Aaron’s Electrical Service
Aaron’s Electrical Service provides transfer switch interlock installation to Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County — The Woodlands, Katy, Cypress, Kingwood, and other surrounding areas. These transfer switches can work with portable generators, standby generators, or backup generators.
We not only feature exceptional service to all our customers, but we also have fair prices and employ licensed, insured, and professional electricians. We can guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with all our services and products.
Powering your home during an emergency doesn’t have to be complicated or dangerous! Call Aaron’s Electrical Service today at 832-791-2935 or contact us online to learn more about generator interlocks and transfer switches.