American Mechanical Offers Advice On Generators For Hurricane Season

Virginia Beach plumbing, electrical and HVAC contractor provides tips for purchase, installation and maintenance of power generators.

Jul 30, 2012, 12:48 ET from American Mechanical, Inc.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Mechanical, Inc., a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and electrical contractor, reminds residents of Virginia's Atlantic Coast that hurricane season is here and it's not too late to prepare for the power outages often associated with severe weather in this region. The company was recently featured on a local TV talk show to discuss why people should consider a generator for their home.

Louise Gordon, vice president of operations for American Mechanical, was a guest on The Hampton Roads Show to explain the details of having a permanent standby generator in the home. The homeowner can decide in advance which items will be powered by the equipment, which runs on natural gas or liquid propane gas. Uses might include air conditioning, hot water, a security system, TV and computers.

"A permanent home generator installation provides people with the ability to maintain comfort in the event of a power outage," said Gordon. "It also offers peace of mind for those with special health needs using an oxygen machine, a heart monitor or taking refrigerated medications."

Unlike portable generators, the backup system automatically supplies power to the home's electrical circuit breaker box during an outage, whether someone is at home or everyone is away. The backup system turns itself off once power is restored.

About American Mechanical, Inc.: American Mechanical ( has been serving Southeastern Virginia and the Hampton Roads community for more than 20 years. As a heating and air conditioning, plumbing and electrical contractor, American Mechanical provides HVAC repairs, maintenance and installation for both residential and commercial customers. It is a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) and Qualified Gas Contractors of Virginia. American Mechanical has received the Angie's List Super Service Award for the past two years. It is a Fox 43 TV First Choice contractor and a Circle of Experts affiliate member of the Hampton Roads Realtors® Association.



SOURCE American Mechanical, Inc.