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Installing a home power backup generator can be a difficult and lengthy process.
From moving large pieces of machinery to configuring your power needs, a number of factors must be considered when installing
a generator for home power backup.
Due to the exhaust, a generator cannot be placed near a vent, window,
or door. State and city code requirements must be met to ensure your safety and pass inspection. In some cases, you will need to determine how to protect your generator from the elements. If placed in a shed or in housing, how much air space and ventilation do you need to avoid overheating or triggering the carbon monoxide sensor? How far off the ground does it need to be? Will it be on level ground? What’s the best type of foundation to set
a home power backup generator on? Does a permit need to be pulled for this project?
Depending on the generator - standby, portable or electric - someone will need to calculate the estimated need for power, determine what they can and cannot run, and set the breaker panel up accordingly. Depending on your needs at home and away from home, one can weigh their options and determine which generator is right for you? Do you want your home power backup to turn on automatically or manually? When selecting an automatic transfer switch you will need to determine the total amperage of the service panel that delivers power to your home and select the correct transfer switch for your generator.
Home power backup generators should be installed by licensed and insured electrical and plumbing contractors. Does your home have a crawl space or basement? Managing this project will require someone to coordinate the delivery and installation of your generator, schedule a representative from the city to pull your meter, while aligning schedules with an electrician to be there at the same time. Once the job is complete, someone will need to schedule and coordinate another round of inspections and testing.
Schedule a home survey.
We will evaluate your specific power needs, mobility needs and according to code, determine the best possible location for your generator.
Once the project is approved, we will create a start date, completion date and keep
you informed each step
along the way.
Upon completion and inspection, we will create
a “loss of power” scenario to test your new home power backup system.
If you have any issues with your generator or installation,
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