Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility Backup Power

Is Your Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility Equipped with Sufficient Backup Power?

The State of Florida has enacted a mandate for the health and safety of the state’s elderly population. This mandate states that all Florida nursing homes must be equipped with backup power systems capable of powering medical devices and climate control systems in the event of a prolonged power outage.

The process of installing these generators is much more involved than many people realize. The Governor’s mandate calls for 96 hours of fuel for the generator, typically resulting in a diesel tank size between 8,000-15,000 gallons depending on the size of the generator. The fuel tank needs to be registered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and tested to their standards before being put into service (and thereafter inspected every year). The generator enclosure needs to be wind and impact rated, which typically requires a specially engineered and built enclosure, typically acquired through a third-party supplier.

Eau Gallie Electric is a unique electrical company for many reasons. Most importantly is their breadth of experience in design, engineering, contracting, and maintenance of generators. Chris Hughes is a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, which enables him to do all the designing and electrical engineering in less time and cost than large firms. They are also State Certified Unlimited Electrical Contractors and General Contractors so they can bid out the project in days as opposed to weeks and get started faster than any other electrical company.

For more information or to get started with your new commercial generator, fill out the form. One of our experienced team members will reach out to you shortly.

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