We Love Warranties!

We want to stay in touch throughout the warranty process with our customers. Warranties are extra security for your long term investment.  We like to think we are too!  At Rinker Generator and BR Electric are not only proactive in the installation process and services we offer, we stand by our services and products.  Let our customers tell you how solid customer service helped them make their choices and tell a friend about what we do.

“Thank you for a job well done. I look forward to moving into my home knowing its safe as a result of your efforts. The other workers on the job repeatedly made good remarks about your crew, especially Julio and Chris. Both the care they took in doing the job right and the way they conducted themselves were noted.” – MaryEllen

“We were both very pleased with your work. The men worked very hard and did an excellent job. They were also friendly and courteous. We couldn’t ask for anything better. This past week we had a power outage and everything worked like a charm. It was wonderful!” – Chris and Fran Biviano

We are so proud to meet and serve the surrounding communities and educate them in home safety with their electrical service and keeping their life moving on when the power goes out. Call us today to visit your home and see how we can help!

Rinker Generator services all of Northeast Pennsylvania including these areas:

  • Lake Ariel, PA
  • Moscow, PA
  • Hamlin, PA
  • Dickson City, PA
  • Carbondale, PA
  • Honesdale, PA
  • Hawley, PA
  • Pittston, PA
  • Scranton, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Clarks Summit, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Old Forge, PA
  • Forest City, PA
  • Blakely, PA
  • Duryea, PA
  • Mt Pocono, PA
  • Nicholson, PA
  • Waymart, PA
  • New Milford, PA
  • Montose, PA
  • Back Mountain, PA
  • Harveys Lake, PA
  • Mountain Top, PA
  • Dallas, PA
  • Stroudsburg, PA

Home Standby Generator Transfer Switches

Transfer Switches: What They Are and How They Work
Never connect a generator directly to a home’s wiring! Once you’ve purchased your home generator system, hire a qualified electrician to install a transfer switch if you intend to connect the generator to your home’s electrical system. A transfer switch is the only proper and safe way to run a generator that is connected to a home’s electrical system. These switches should only be installed by professional and qualified electricians. Transfer switches have three selections: “generator”, “center off” and “utility”. This prevents you from having the generator and the utility power on at the same time, which could damage the wiring in your home. When installed properly, a transfer switch will prevent a back-feed to the utility lines which could prove fatal to anyone working on your neighborhood electrical line.

How An Automatic Transfer Switch Works
A transfer switch is the electronic “control center” responsible for managing the transition from utility service to your Home Generator System. When the power goes out, the transfer switch automatically senses the power disruption, signals the generator to turn on, and transfers power from utility to home power for the duration of the power outage. When utility power is restored, the switch senses that power has returned, shuts down the generator and resumes monitoring.

Which transfer switch do I need?
Selecting a transfer switch for your Home Generator System is dependent on two primary factors: (1) your utility service and (2) your power needs. Determining your utility service is as simple as opening up your service inlet box and checking the panel. Typical services can range anywhere from 100 amps up to 400 amps.

Switch ranges
100 amp and 200 amp automatic transfer switches can manage primary (critical) loads for all homes, and can be installed with any incoming utility service (100-200 amp service).100 and 200 amp automatic transfer switches are designed to seamlessly provide power to all circuits in your home. However, depending on your home’s power demand, you may be required to manage (defer) non-critical, high power loads in order to keep the generator at or below full capacity.

What is load management?
Most items in your home can be handled safely by a home generator system from 8,000-20,000 watts. However, certain appliances in your home may require larger amounts of power to start and run when the power goes out. For example, a central air unit or a furnace heater requires a lot of power to start and operate. So much power in fact, that if other items are also on when the power goes out, most traditional standby generators may very well exceed capacity and experience an overload. Computer-controlled Power Management innovations expand capacity while preventing power overload.

What is the difference between a NEMA 1 and NEMA 3R rated transfer switch?
A NEMA 1 rated transfer switch is rated and approved for indoor home installations. NEMA 3R rated transfer switches are rated and approved for both inside and outside the home installations.

Who Needs a Generator?

Not everyone knows how much power they use daily in their homes. Fewer people are aware of the power needs in an emergency.

Summer weather of storms, tornadoes and hurricanes can be equally as severe as the below freezing weather and snow. Some electronics, such as computers, televisions, or cell phones require a certain quality of electricity, otherwise they will get damaged while plugged in.

Individuals that care for loved ones requiring medical devices or special needs quickly can see that the care-giving needs are multiplied in a time of disaster. Peace of mind of a solid disaster plan including a home generator can keep your life going on when the power is off.

At Rinker Generator, we work hard to provide you the best generator based on your needs, wants and budget. We not only have about 30 years of experience, we work with four manufacturers who offer excellent equipment based by extensive warranties, and finance companies to make your purchase affordable. We trust the brands of Briggs & Stratton, Cummins Power Generation & Champion Power Equipment. Visit our education portal to see how a home generator can benefit you.

Which Home Standby Generator is right for your home?

Cooling Off About Air conditioning Costs

Myth #1You should turn off your air conditioner when you are not home.

Myth #2: You should leave ceiling fans running when you are away.

In a typical home, 20% of the cooled air is lost through leaky duct work, further decreasing the efficiency. 

 

Other tips are: Add indoor plants throughout the house to filter out the VOC’s like Aloe,  Spider, Gerber daisy, Golden pothos, Chrysanthemum. Change HVAC filters now to best air quality.

Quietconnect Generators Are Here!

All houses are not created equal. Generators are made to accommodate the needs of all types of homes. Cummins QuietConnect is smart, compact, reliable and most of all affordable. The robust design and unique enclosure help these generators handle harsh weather conditions. The cold-start capabilities allow the generator to provide backup power even when temperatures plummet. This new compact design with low noise technology, it is smart enough to work remotely by using your smartphone or computer.

Contact us today for a free quote.

Home Generator Basics

A Standby Home Generator in conjunction with the proper transfer switch and professional installation allows you to avoid the expenses and inconveniences of power outages.

  1. The Home Generator System’s advanced electronics continually monitor your home’s connection to local utility power.
  2. When utility power is disrupted, the system confirms that a true power outage has occurred and signals the standby generator to start.
  3. The system supplies backup power to your home within 30 seconds. When utility power is restored, the system automatically senses it, restores utility power, and resumes monitoring until the next utility failure.

In a typical installation of a Home Standby Generator System, we take care of everything in the installation. This is usually completed in 1 day.

Home standby generators come in many different kilowatts for the home ranging from 8 to 62kW. Three main factors come into effect when choosing which home standby generator is best of you.

  • Square footage of your home
  • How you want to fuel the generator (natural gas or propane)
  • What appliances/equipment you want to function.

Contact us for your free estimate today!

WHY BRIGGS & STRATTON?

Why do we feature Briggs & Stratton generators? We have seen all the options out there and FORTRESS is by far the best value and we love installing them for our customers. Here are two reasons you need to think Briggs.

#1. Always On. You want to protect your home and family with a trusted backup power solution – come bad weather or blackout.  These automatic home generators continuously keep your lights, appliances, computers and other electronic devices on during a power outage. A permanently installed Briggs & Stratton standby generator connects to your home’s natural gas line or liquid propane fuel source, and starts with an automatic transfer switch that comes with the whole house backup generator.

#2.Power Up. When you want the ultimate in premium protection, go for FORTRESS™, an exclusive line of Briggs & Stratton Standby Generator Systems. Backed by the industry’s longest parts and labor Briggs & Stratton’s Fortress line comes standard with an oil warmer to ensure your generator starts every time, even in the chill of winter. Let us help you explore the best Briggs & Stratton Generator Power Options for you.

Outages Are Expensive!

Whether it is a home or business, big or small. If you have experienced a power outage that goes on for days, you will have a big expense to recover the losses. We make sure we pair our customers up with adequate needs of power based in the size and appliances, lighting and equipment within the home.

Preparing for prolonged power outages for your family is a must ,but also plan for the elderly and pets that may spend time alone at home. Maintaining proper lighting to be able to move around the home.  Food safety must be noted to avoid losing perishables in appliances . Losing power can create loss of water and septic with regards to pumps.

Rinker Generator offers the most reliable and powerful generators with extras that others don’t add to an installation process. A home generator is the safest way to provide home backup in a power outage that will avoid extra money being spent to recover from a disaster.

Home Electrical Safety

Home safety hazards that aren’t easy to see are often overlooked. Electrical shock hazards are a common example of this.

Fire HazardPoorly wired basements or attics are potentially dangerous. Though we can’t see it, electricity is coursing through these wires. When homeowners don’t consider the potential danger this poses, accidents can happen.  Touching these wires could result in injury or even death. We highly recommend a home safety inspection by a qualified electrician.  They can help you find and eliminate potential accidents waiting to happen.  The inspector will check for things like overloaded receptacles, faulty extension cords, and broken/missing smoke detectors. They may also recommend installing some extra devices to keep you safe. Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters are examples of devices that help protect you from potentially dangerous situations you cannot see. For instance, if a toaster were to fall into the sink or an extension cord were to melt from being hot, these interrupters shut off the power. As electrical changes, we are on the pulse of it. If you have concerns of the electric service in your home, please call us at 570-969-7577.

How Much Will A Home Generator Cost?

How much is it going to cost? That is the question many people first ask when thinking about installing a home standby generator system in their home.

When the power goes out it’s not only the lights or the computer that does not work, neither does the refrigerator, freezer, sump pump, and heat which may cause flood damage, frozen pipes, mold, not to mention replacement of spoiled food. Sometimes the situation even requires hotel stays or lost wages. These numbers have the potential of adding up to significant financial expenses over time.

A Standby Home Generator in conjunction with the proper transfer switch and professional installation allows you to avoid the expenses and inconveniences of power outages.

Here are some estimated figures for installed home standby generators systems:

  • Partial Home Basic 8k generator system: $4,600 – $5,400
  • Partial Home 10k – 12k generator system: $5,400 – $6,800
  • Whole Home Power on a 10k – 12k generator system: $5,600 – $6,800
  • Whole Home with Electric Heat or Heat Pump System on a 17k – 20k generator system: $7,500 – $8,800

These prices are approximations for the complete package including complete four or five year warranties. Here is what you get when you purchase a Propane or Natural Gas Home Standby Generator System from Rinker Generator.

  • Home Generator System and all Electrical Components
  • Home Generator System Delivery
  • Site Prep
  • Complete Installation of the Generator
  • Gas hook-up and plumbing (all coordinated by us)
  • Manufacturer warranty
  • One package price, no headaches!

We work with plumbers and gas companies to get the propane or natural gas generator installed quickly. Most Home Generator Systems installations are completed within a days time.

See the financing options we offer.

Call us at (570) 698-9696 for more information.