Do I Need to Be Home When My New Residential Generator is Installed? -

Investing in a home standby generator is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do by yourself. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about the installation. 
At Pow’r Point Generators, our experts make the entire process as stress-free as possible. All it takes is a single phone call, and your home will be on its way to being protected by the perfect generator system.

Keep reading to learn if you need to be home when your new residential generator is installed!

How Do I Choose the Right Generator?

Choosing a generator that is strong enough to power your home in an emergency is a must. You don’t necessarily need to break the bank, though. 
You can begin by calculating your energy needs yourself. Imagine you are in an extended blackout. 
Simply note all the appliances you need running at any given moment while the power outage is occurring. Then do a little research on how much energy each appliance uses. 
You should be able to find the appliances running watts, which is how much energy they need while being powered, and their starting watts, which is an extra burst of power needed to get the appliance up and running. If you have trouble finding the starting watts, you can typically multiply the running watts by three to get a good average.
Add all of the starting watts and running watts together. This will be a reasonable estimate of how much power you actually need.   
As part of the installation process, Pow’r Point technicians will work with you to find your energy needs and guide you to a good choice of generator. During your free home estimate, they will walk you through the available options, their benefits, and what kind of fuel you need, among other things.

Where Will My Generator be Installed?

Choosing the right generator is only part of the process. Finding where to put the generator is just as important. 
You’ll likely want to be home so the technicians can coordinate with you as the installation is taking place. During your free home estimate, the technician will give you details on the size of your chosen generator and discuss the appropriate unit placement.   
You want your generator to be close to your house so it can deliver energy efficiently. However, it cannot be close to any air intake, including doors and windows. 
The generator should also have ample space around it so maintenance can be performed regularly. The area also needs to be dry and stable, so the generator won’t flood or sink into the ground.
If you live with a homeowner’s association, make sure to understand their specific rules as well before installation. Your generator will be delivered right to your house and set directly onto an onsite pad. 
After the unit has been installed, the technicians will perform a factory warranty startup to make sure the unit is working correctly. 

Do I Need to Do My Own Maintenance?

It doesn’t end there. Your generator is only good as long as it works. 
Maintenance can be time-consuming, which is why Pow’r Point goes the extra mile by offering maintenance agreements to keep your unit in good condition. Like a car, your generator uses oil and filters to keep its engine running smoothly.
In addition to changing these, the certified technicians will carefully inspect the individual components of the generator for wear and tear, preventing malfunctions before they happen. If the machine does break, they can quickly repair any major generator brand using authentic parts.      
The best part is, once you sign up for the maintenance agreement, you can leave the rest to Pow’r Point. When it comes time to perform maintenance on your home standby generator, you’ll be contacted directly.

This means you don’t have to keep track of your own generator maintenance. 

Pow’r Point Has You Covered

Installing a standby generator does not have to be a stressful experience. While you should still be home when it happens to communicate with the technician effectively, you will not have to lift a finger yourself. 
Pow’r Point takes care of the before, during, and after parts of the installation process. With over forty years of combined experience, the sales team can quickly and accurately answer your questions and offer solutions. 
Pow’r Point technicians are certified to service all major brands of generators. They are knowledgeable enough to solve just about any problem your generator could face. Even in an emergency, you are protected.
With 24/7 emergency repair service, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t have to go long without power. Even if the worst happens.  
Don’t wait on the future of your home’s safety. If you live in the New England area, Pow’r Point can supply your emergency power needs. 
Do you want to learn more about the Pow’r Point Generators installation process? Contact the professionals at Pow’r Point Generators, today!