Generator Installation – Your Safeguard for Emergencies
No one wants to be without power — especially when inclement weather already has the family home-bound. Acquiring a power generator is a solid move to prepare your home for such a circumstance, but sometimes the sheer number of options is a bit overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify this process for you. We begin with an assessment of your home and typical electricity usage. From there, we discuss what your priorities are in the event of an outage. For instance, are you only concerned with being able to keep lights on and run a microwave to heat food? Or are you looking to continue running most of the appliances in your home? The answer to those questions greatly affects the type of generator you’ll need.
We put your electrical needs first.
Unlike some dedicated generator installers, we aren’t tied to any specific brand. We recommend only what suits your needs best, for the best price. Once we ascertain your power needs, we’ll help you select a quality generator and install it. After installation, we’ll inspect everything to ensure both the generator and the transfer switch are ready to support your home when you need it most. Another important thing we help people look out for is whether each generator has an alternator. Just like in a car, this allows the generator’s motor to keep its battery charged while it runs. Often generators are sold without this, and when you’re in a situation where you need the generator for more than a day for power it can cut right off without an alternator. If that happens it won’t start again until the battery is recharged — but how do you do that when you don’t have power? It’s a big frustration, and you don’t want to be left in that kind of lurch when you need power the most. These headaches are exactly the sort of things we work to help people avoid. When you make the investment in a generator, you want to be confident that you’ll have what you need when things go awry.
Generators add value to your home.
Yes, you read that right. Most people only think of generators as a failsafe for inclement weather, but they’re also a practical investment in your home should you ever choose to sell it. But it makes sense, right? People will pay more for a home with special amenities, whether that means a nice deck, custom windows, decorative railings, or in this case special precautions like generators. Our process of helping you select a generator gives you a talking point for selling your home, as well. Not only will you have a backup power system to include in your list of house features, but you can tell prospective buyers that it’s been installed by a professional.