HOW does a generator work? A home standby generator system has two parts: 1. The generator 2. The automatic transfer switch These two parts will work alongside each other to ensure your home is powered in a matter of seconds when a power outage occurs. A home standby generator is always ready and works automatically when there is a power loss by sensing when the utility power stops flowing to the home’s system. Within seconds, the automatic switch transfers the home’s selected circuits and appliances to the generator. Once the backup generator senses the utility power is back on, your home is automatically transferred to the utility power and the generator is shut down until when it is needed again. The best part of this is that ……………. YOU do NOT need to do anything for this to occur, in fact, you don’t even need to be home! If this sounds like something you are interested in learning more about, please call our office 585-571-1313 to schedule an appointment for a FREE in-home consultation.