Whether you need a backup generator for your home or vacation cabin, you should have the generator installed by a professional electrician only. You will learn why this is important here.
Don't hesitate to have your generator installed because you don't want to have to wait to have the unit installed in the event your electricity goes out.
You need to make sure you have the right generator for your needs
Generators come in all sizes and power abilities, and you may not have the right sized generator for your property. If your generator doesn't have enough power to properly light your property and provide power to needed appliances, you'll not only end up with flickering lights and improperly operating appliances, but you can actually cause damage to your appliances as well.
If your generator is too big for your home, you'll not only have the costs of paying too much for your generator in the first place, but you'll also spend too much on your electrical usage. If your generator is too large for your home, you can also end up blowing a circuit if your home's current electrical setup isn't able to handle the power your generator has.
A professional generator installation can help prevent the frustration that comes with buying an improper generator because your electrician can guide you to the best generator for your needs and can install it at the same time. If you've already purchased a generator for your home, hold onto the receipt in the event your generator installation specialist says the unit isn't the right one for your needs.
You need to make sure the unit is installed correctly
If you do your generator installation on your own, you risk doing the work incorrectly, which can lead to a potential electrical hazard. If you have current issues with your electrical outlets or if you wire the generator incorrectly, you can have issues here as well. Your generator installation specialist is going to inspect your home's electrical wiring to make sure your house is safe for installing a generator in the first place, and they will make changes to your home's wiring if needed to make your backup generator installation complete.
Your service call price will vary depending on how much work is required to do the generator installation and whether your electrical wiring needs work prior to installing the unit. Many generator installation specialists offer a guarantee on their work.
Contact a company that offers generator installation services to learn more.