An Alternative Solution to Power Outages

Install A Generator Transfer Switch By Chesapeake Electric

At Chesapeake Electric, we understand that a standby generator isn’t a fit for everyone. For many Maryland residents, you just don’t lose power enough to warrant the cost of a standby generator, but you still want a solution that allows you power during the unfortunate circumstance of a power outage.

Does that sound like you? If it does, a generator manual transfer switch may be the way to go.

With a manual transfer switch, you can designate 8-10 circuits on your electric panel that you would want to be able to power with a smaller portable generator! For a fraction of the price, you can ensure your sump pump has power, your food doesn’t spoil in the fridge, and your family is able to live comfortably while you wait for the power to return.

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The Benefits Of A Generator Manual Transfer Switch

When you lose power at home, having one of our home standby generators can save you money, hassle, and priceless peace of mind. The essentials of heat and air conditioning that we all take for granted leave us uncomfortable and irritated when they shut down without warning. Other amenities, like our computers, televisions, phones, and the ability to charge them all, can disrupt our lives when they suddenly no longer work. In the event of a power outage, having a home standby generator installed at your residential property can not only return your investment in purchasing and installation but also save you thousands of dollars.

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    No Relocating Costs - Gone are the days of having to relocate your entire family during a power outage. Having to pay for a hotel for even one night can cost several hundred dollars, and sometimes power outages last weeks or even months at a time! Having a manual transfer switch will allow you to wait in your own home for the power to come back on rather than wasting time and money on a hotel stay.
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    No Flooding - When utility power fails, and your basement sump pump stops running, flooding becomes more likely. Clean-up and remodels afterward can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. With a manual transfer switch, you can ensure that your sump pump will be able to function optimally, preventing damages done to your basement because of flooding.
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    No Spoiled Food - If the power goes out, it’s only a matter of time before the food in your refrigerator goes bad. Having to throw out all your food during a power outage is not only wasteful, but it is also costly. When you have a portable generator transfer switch, you can ensure your food stays fresh, and your bellies stay full!
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    Peace of Mind - Peace of mind is priceless. You can finally feel at ease knowing regardless of the power-outage situation, you have back-up power in your home when you need it the most. With just a simple plug in and a switch, your home and be back up and running while you wait for the power to return.
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Reliable Home Standby Generator Installation

Don’t wait for the power to go out! Have one of our residential generators installed in your home today to save yourself valuable time and money. Our experienced electricians perform residential generator installation for homes in Annapolis, MD, and beyond. When you’re ready to make the smart investment and install a standby generator in your home, our experienced electricians will take care of the entire process for you.

Contact us today to learn more about the processor to receive a free estimate. We look forward to adding a smart solution to your residential property!


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Friendly, professional, and quick while maintaining quality work. My tech, Paul, also had no issues answering all my pestering questions and explaining everything to me. What more could you ask for? Would highly recommend to others.
Brent Herdewel
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I hired Chesapeake Electric to convert 7 recessed lights to LED and hang a new light fixture. Kevin was my technician. Someone else was with him but I’m sorry I don’t remember his name. Both were very well spoken, friendly and knowledgeable. Kevin explained the work that would be done and helped me decide on the color temperature and brightness of the LED lights. I was a little indecisive but Kevin was patient with me. Kevin did an inspection of my home and found that the service panel outside was badly damaged. He recommended that it be replaced and explained why. He came back the next day and repaired it and swapped out two breakers. Overall, I was very pleased with the work that was done. I especially appreciated Kevin’s willingness to take the time to explain the work so that I could understand what would be done. I will definitely use this company again.
Irene Hill
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Russell came out and was on the early side of my appointment window, which was a nice surprise. I had a safety inspection done, which was very thorough and was provided with several options for repairs. Will definitely contact again and will specifically request Russell again.
Charles Fletcher
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EDIT: I still think the services are a bit pricey, but in looking back on my old review and in light of recent service, I need to say that the stuff I asked for on two separate occasions was done as quickly as possible and professionally, and went super quick from scheduling to being finished with the appointment. I’m very pleased with all that was done to fix up our kitchen and bring things up to code. That warrants bumping my 4 to a 5, but I’ll leave my original thoughts below after my first service appointment which might’ve been a bit premature considering how much I appreciate the quick and solid work for the time and money spent. A bit expensive but they came out at my convenience, laid out potential packages, listened to my concerns about the work, and completed installing my new 50-amp line fully across the house within the day. If you want it done right now it’s hard to beat Chesapeake’s timing and service.
Nathan Gire
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We called this company to come give us an estimate on placing lights in four bedrooms, a front room, two bathroom Receptacles and a plug for our dryer. Logan came in accessed all the work needed gave us three quotes. We had a lot of wiring needed. The lights look amazing and we love our ceiling fan in our room. We picked what we wanted and he got started right away. Then the next two days Logan and Ben worked hard upgrading our home. We are so pleased with their work, price and how personable they both were. All three days they were on time and worked hard each day keeping us updated. We highly recommend this company and these two technicians.
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