Backup generators are key in remaining safe, comfortable and productive during a power outage. However, we also know that backup generators can make a lot of noise. Between the engine, cooling fan, and other mechanical processes, a generator has the ability to reach high decibels. That’s why it’s not only essential to equip your home or business with a backup generator; it’s essential that you choose one that is of high-quality and is built to actively stifle the noise it produces in your community.
If you live in Montgomery County, there’s a local noise code on the books that every person or place of business must adhere to.
For residential properties the noise codes are:
- Daytime hours – 65 dBA
- Nighttime hours – 55 dBA
For non-residential properties the noise codes are:
- Daytime hours – 67 dBA
- Nighttime hours – 62 dBA
To see the official code, head to the Montgomery County website here.
Anything above these levels can constitute a noise disturbance, and lead to unwanted fines, or attention from law enforcement authorities.
Furthermore, if you live in a highly residential area, you’ll have to find out if your local homeowners association (HOA) has their own noise code in place. Many associations do, in order to prevent noisy neighbors from disturbing the peace that they seek to establish. The last thing you want to be dealing with on top of a power outage is aggravated neighbors.
These are just a few of the reasons why we here at GenTech Backup Generator Systems, only use Cummins generators—it’s the quietest generator on the market.
It constantly clocks in at a lower dBA than other major brands and puts you well in line with the Montgomery County averages. We understand the regulations that our clients must adhere to, and that’s why we ensure an installation process that pays respect to local codes as well as your neighbors.
At GenTech Backup Generator Systems, we’re here to provide you with a high-quality backup generator that is the right fit for your property and needs, exceptional installation and customer services, and continual maintenance to ensure that you will be ready for any power outage. Give us a call at 301-469-7800 to learn more about our generators and receive a free quotation today!