All About
Installation

Generator

As experts in home standby power, our dealer partners are the best to install your Generator system quickly, professionally, and cost effectively. We encourage you to take advantage of our free in-home assessment. You will get:

  • All questions answered
  • A no-obligation quote for the generator and installation

If you decide to go ahead, installation is fast and easy.

Step 1:  Choose a Location

  • A home consultation will help you pick a location for the generator.
The location should meet these Guidelines:
  • Stable, well-drained area that will not flood
  • Room around the generator for the technician and maintenance personnel.
  • Keep in mind homeowners association and community restrictions when choosing a site.
Approximate Clearances to keep in mind:
  • 18 inches (1.5 feet) from the house
  • 60 inches (5 feet) from doors, windows, and fresh air intakes
  • 36 inches (3 feet) in front of the generator for servicing room
The closer the site is to a natural gas line and the electric meter, the more you will save on installation costs.

Step 2: Installation

  • Prepare the site with a concrete slab or pea gravel
  • Place generator on the concrete slab/ gravel

Step 3: Connecting Fuel and Electrical

  • Fuel line is connected
  • Transfer switch installed next to the main breaker box
    • The transfer switch senses where the power is coming from and when to switch over to generator power.

Step 4: Outage Simulation

  • Technician checks that everything works as it should
  • Set up weekly self-test to ensure everything continues to function as normal
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Installation FAQ

How Long Does Installation Take?

A day. After a home consultation, you should know everything you need to about your home generator. The home consultation technician should have picked out an acceptable location for the generator. Knowing this ahead of time, your generator installation should be complete in a day.

How Much Does Installation Cost?

Many factors determine cost of generator installation. In some cases, there may be preliminary preparations you can take care of to reduce the cost. A dealer will likely be your installation technician, so a home consultation can estimate the total cost.

Who Will Install My Generator?

A Generac dealer. If you had a home consultation technician over, the installation crew will be from the same dealer as the technician.


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