Choosing to install a generator in your home is a significant step towards keeping your house secure and powered. However, it isn’t as easy as purchasing an engine and dropping it off next to your house.
Quality standby generators need to be installed by a professional. The installation process will be fast, though, thanks to Pow’r Point’s trained technicians and partnered experts.
Keep reading to learn what happens during a generator installation!
What is a Generator Installation?
Simply put, a generator installation is the process of selecting, placing, and hooking up a backup generator to your home. In the end, you should have a product that seamlessly transitions your home from the main power grid to backup power in the event of an emergency.
You can think of generator installation in three phases: preparation, installation, and maintenance.
How Do I Prepare for a Generator Installation?
The more effort you and your technician put into planning your generator installation, the smoother the process will go.
Selecting the Right Generator
The first step is to select the generator that is right for you. Selecting a generator may be more difficult than you think.
You can’t just pick a generator that looks nice. You need to do some important calculations first.
Think about the power needs of your home. What absolutely has to be able to run?
What additional appliances or electronics would you like to keep powered? You will need to calculate the wattage needs of every one of these appliances and add them together.
Your generator will need to have enough power to run all of them, as well as handle the startup load as all of the electronics turn back on.
What Additional Benefits Do You Want From Your Generator?
You will also need to consider additional benefits that you want from your generator. Do you want something with noise suppression? What kind of fuel do you want it to run on?
Are you planning on hooking it up to a utility like a natural gas line? Every one of these considerations will add to or subtract from the total cost of the unit.
Your goal is to find a generator that equips your home with the power it needs and then some. You may want to consider purchasing more power than you currently need in case you acquire more essential electronics.
However, you shouldn’t worry about purchasing a generator with more power than you’ll ever realistically need.
Placement of the generator is very important as well. You should also consider permits and local regulations, as well as safety and efficiency.
The generator has to be as close as possible to your home to make sure the power is reaching your house efficiently. However, if the generator is too close, you risk exhaust entering your home.
Furthermore, you need to consider sheltering your unit. Pow’r Point Generators services Maine and Massachusetts, both of which are prone to large snowstorms.
It is important to keep your generator away from areas that could accumulate large snow drifts. This is particularly important since you are more likely to need a generator during the winter.
You can get a free personal home estimate with Pow’r Point. This estimate will cover most of the prep work.
You will receive personalized recommendations for generator size, brand, and placement. This will also be a great time to ask important questions and discuss any concerns you may have.
What Happens During the Generator Installation Process?
Once the generator and placement have been determined, it is time to deliver the unit and hook it up. If you buy a generator from Pow’r Point, the generator, along with an onsite pad, will be delivered to your house directly.
Pow’r Point will coordinate directly with trusted master plumbers and electricians to make the entire process stress-free. The electrical professional will connect the generator to the electrical panel in accordance with building codes.
The plumber will connect the unit to the utility line with you have one. Once the necessary adjustments and connections have been made, a Pow’r Point technician will perform a factory warranty startup.
Testing the unit is crucial to the installation process. If the unit can’t perform on day one, it can’t be trusted to keep your home safe.
How Do I Maintain My Generator?
Your generator needs to be maintained consistently in order to last. This includes repairs, replacing broken parts, changing filters and oil, and testing regularly.
This type of maintenance can be easily forgotten, but it is important to make sure your generator is reliable. That’s why Pow’r Point offers scheduled maintenance agreements.
You can take the maintenance requirements out of your mind and leave it to the technicians. Preventative maintenance visits include a full inspection to identify and replace missing parts or find signs of wear and tear.
The appointments will be automatically scheduled in Pow’r Point’s system. You’ll receive a call to confirm the appointment shortly before the visit, so you don’t need to worry about anything.
Don’t let the thought of installing a generator for your home scare you away from doing it. Let Pow’r Point make it easy for you! Schedule your estimate today!