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Schaffhouser Electric Services for Your Protection

Schaffhouser Electric offers services that will protect you in the event of an unexpected crisis. Whether a crisis occurs due to weather, a power outage, or another emergency situation—we’ve got you covered if disaster comes!

Lightning strikes are common this time of year and can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your business. Property can become damaged or even destroyed in the event of a lighting strike. Valuable electronic equipment should be proactively taken care of to ensure that it is safe through both sunshine and storms. To prepare for storms, a great option is to protect your assets with a TVSS System. TVSS stands for Transient Voltage Surge Suppression and helps protect your electronics during spikes and surges that occur when lighting directly strikes your property. Although this does not guarantee protection, it is your best option and line of defense against the strongest lightning strikes. You can learn more about Schaffhouser’s TVSS System services here.

If the power goes out due to lightning, other extreme weather situations, or from a different cause entirely, a backup generator is the solution to ensure that you aren’t left without the ability to carry out the functions of your business. If the power goes out, you will likely need either a portable generator or a standby generator. Each type of generator has different specifications and functions. Schaffhouser can help you know which option is best for your specific situation.

In the midst of a crisis, the last thing on your mind should be learning the ins and outs of electrical engineering. Don’t let technical terms and unfamiliar topics become daunting. Schaffhouser deeply understands and carries expertise in technology, engineering and electricity. We are here to help you make the most informed decisions possible when it comes to weather disasters. We exists to serve you and help you choose the services that you need to stay protected in even the most threatening weather situations.

We believe in honesty, transparency, and guiding you through the decision-making process. You know your business best and we know electricity. Together, we can be a team that propels you to new heights. You can count on Schaffhouser Electric for your electrical engineering needs no matter how the weather behaves.

To learn more about our services and to ensure your protection, contact us today at 615-325-8001


What Kind of Generator Does Your Office Need?

Automatic Standby Generator

Winter is coming up fast in middle Tennessee, and the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another cold, bitter season this year.

When weather emergencies like ice storms hit, power to our homes and offices is usually the first thing to go. If you can’t afford to shut down for days at a time (and who can?), these situations could devastate your business.

That’s where generators become a life saver. But how do you know which kind to choose? Here’s a brief rundown of your options:

Portable Generator

A portable generator is just like it sounds–portable. These are best for limited home use or if you know you’ll move it around a lot.

Even though they don’t sound heavy duty, portable generators could be a good choice for small or home offices. Some models can run for long periods of time with the right settings, and if you’re not running a power tool shop, could be just enough to get you through a few days of power outage.

One way to decide if a portable generator is hefty enough for you is to find the wattage necessary for all of your appliances. If you don’t have the owners manual on hand, most of these can be found online these days. Then you add all the wattages for your office and multiply by 2. (This is the extra wattage needed to start appliances.)

It’s important to get the right generator for your needs because overtaxing the generator can waste fuel and damage all the appliances being powered.

Automatic Standby Generator

An automatic standby generator will guarantee that your office is nice and toasty, even when the ice hits.

These generators are permanently installed and work with the power grid to know when to turn on and off. Most of these generators can supply power within seconds of an outage, which could be essential to businesses with food storage or other needs.

Automatic standby generators may seem expensive, but installing one could save you lots of money of lost profits by keeping the office running even when the weather is bad.

Not sure what kind of generator you might need this winter? At Schaffhouser Electric, we’re experts in generator appraisal and installation. Give us a call to set up your appointment before the first storm hits.