Protection from the Storm

It’s almost that time of the year again!

The weather is heating up and the sun is shining, but as the seasons change and summer draws near, the forecast for severe storms increases. Protect your home before severe storm season hits by investing in a generator today.

Our automatic standby generators will give you peace of mind during a power outage, especially if you are not at home. Without the generator, you can subject your home to flooding, mold, uncomfortable heat, humidity, allergies and more.

Once you own a generator, you’ll find comfort in knowing that your generator will automatically start immediately after a power outage, so you won’t have to return home to toss out spoiled food from your refrigerator or sit around the house in the dark without the Internet or television.

Get a jumpstart on protecting your home with a Generac generator installation by scheduling a free in-home consultation so that we can discuss the right option for you.

Click here to contact Saturn Electrical Services today.

Testing, Testing 1…2…3 (Or “Prepare to Weather the Storm”)

Will your generator back you up during bad weather? You don’t want to risk finding out the wrong answer during a severe thunderstorm.

We recommend that you be proactive and prepare for severe storm season in advance. Our  generators perform an automatic weekly self-test that can be described as an idle or unloaded mode. If you already own a Generac generator, we encourage you to manually perform a full system test.

How to Perform a Full System Test
Performing a full system test should occur every season. This simple test only takes 10-20 minutes and requires the following steps:

  1. Switch off the service disconnect (circuit breaker) supplying the automatic transfer switch (ATS) or transfer switch.
  2. The generator will start after a 10 second delay.
  3. Once operating, it will connect your home circuits to the generator.
  4. Switch the service disconnect to “On” when you wish to end the test.
  5. After a 15 second delay, the ATS will switch back to Utility (ComEd) power. The generator will continue to run for 60 seconds to cool-down, and then shut off automatically.


Testing your generator on a regular basis is highly recommended. Your family and your home will reap the benefits of having a severe weather preparedness plan in place. And you’ll weather the storm in confidence!
Contact Saturn Electrical Services for assistance with testing your generator.