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Generator Installation

Everyone has experienced at least short periods where the connection to steady electrical power is interrupted. In many cases, this interruption of electricity is short, and you are often reconnected before it causes any real problem beyond inconvenience. But if you live in a more rural area or one that received snow that can lead to a delay in repairs, you may be out of power for longer.

Some people try to work around this issue by having a portable generator. Unfortunately, this type of generator is more for providing electricity to power tools when there is no convenient power source, which means these glorified batteries can’t do that much.

By having a permanent home generator installed by HedgeHog Electric, you can power your home effectively and not be left to the mercy of interrupted electrical lines.

What Is A Home Generator And How Does It Work?

A permanent standby generator is a machine that provides your home or business with the power you need to operate your electrical system when its normal supply of power has been interrupted. The home generator will test the electrical system and turn on automatically when there has been a power outage. Depending on the type of generator you choose, it should be able to power these devices:

  • Computers
  • Lights
  • Water heater
  • Sump pumps
  • Refrigerators
  • Cooling and heating systems

Home standby generators are able to provide power to these devices thanks to how they are hooked into your electrical system. First, you have the generator with an independent fuel source. Next, there is a transfer switch, which allows your home’s electrical system to transfer its energy needs to the standby generator. Lastly, there is a service entrance breaker. This component protects the transfer switch, circuit breaker, internal house breakers, and the generator as power is transferred from the generator to your home.

Standby generators operate on a variety of fuels such as diesel, natural gas, propane, and gasoline. Depending on the type of generator you have, it should turn on within the first minute of you losing power.

As complicated electrical installations need an experienced hand in performing the installation services, it makes sense to call in HedgeHog Electric for your generator installation needs.

HedgeHog Electric Can Install Your Home Standby Generator

Having a standby home generator can protect your house from the unexpected loss of power, which can ensure that the food in your fridge doesn’t spoil, plunge you into the dark, or other inconveniences when power is disrupted. Also, if you have any medical equipment you need to power, such as a CPAP machine, having a generator can help ensure that you aren’t left without your necessary electronics.

But choosing and installing a generator can be difficult and potentially dangerous, as it requires you to connect the machine into your home’s main electrical system. Instead of attempting it on your own, one of HedgeHog Electric’s residential electrical services is generator installation.

With the help of our experienced electricians, you can have your own home generator safely installed. We will help you determine the size that you need to power your essential electronics and go over the various pros and cons of the different fuel sources.

Choose Our Commercial Standby Generator Installation Service

If homes can benefit from having a standby generator available, commercial businesses can enjoy even greater benefits. Consider if at the dental office that the power goes out while in the middle of taking care of a cavity? Or while your boutique is full of shoppers? Likely, all the shoppers will leave, and while the dental patient may not blame the dentist for the lack of power, they will likely be more impressed by the forethought that led to having a generator prepared.

There are many commercial industries that can benefit from having a generator installed, and HedgeHog Electric’s commercial electrical services also extend to commercial generator installation. Our electricians can help determine the electrical demands of your business and decide which generators are the best fit for your business’ needs.

Generator Installation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Often, our electricians are asked some common generator installation questions. To help answer your questions about generator installation, we have listed some of the frequently asked questions below.

  • Isn’t a portable generator enough? In some cases, if you have a couple of simple electronics you need to run, a portable generator can be enough. But if you want to power things like your home’s lights, refrigerator, computer systems, security system, AC and heating, as well as other large electronics require a standby generator.
  • How long will it take for my generator to be installed? To ensure everything is done up to code, it can take around three weeks to complete a generator installation.
  • Do I have to obtain a permit before HedgeHog Electric installs my generator? No, if there is any need for permits, we will take care of that for you.
  • Where will my generator be installed? Standby generators are installed outside of your home, usually on a concrete pad or other some other specialized composite pad that will prevent it from being disturbed.
  • Are standby generators safe to install? Like any other large electronic device, they are safe when installed by professionals, but they should not be disturbed once installed. If you have young children who will be tempted to investigate, you may want to fence off the area.

When you are ready to protect your home or business with a permanent standby generator, be sure you contact HedgeHog Electric for your generator installation.

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