When the power to your home is cut-off due to bad weather, a power failure, or a rolling blackout, you lose the ability to use the lights, air conditioning, heating, appliances, and electronic devices. Even your garage door won’t work automatically. And if a family member relies on medical equipment, loss of power can be even more devastating.
A backup generator protects your home and family from both inconveniences and dangerous situations. A backup generator installation is one of the best investments you can make, ensuring you can continue your daily routine. Depending on the size generator you buy, you can typically continue to use all necessary appliances and devices as you were before the power went out.
Backup Generator Installation
We recently covered what to expect during a backup generator installation. In this post, we want to expand on why we recommend you have a qualified, experienced professional do the installation. Because, aside from being a complex endeavor, it’s important to find an installer who knows and understands the entire process.
As backup generators are becoming more popular, scores of companies who have little to no experience in backup generator installation are vying for customers’ business. A backup generator is a significant investment and the wrong installer, that is, one improperly or inadequately trained, can end up costing you more down the road.
Here’s just the basic knowledge required to install backup generators:
- A licensed, professional electrician must make all the necessary electrical connections, including changes to your service panel, the grounding system, and the equipment bonding system so that it meets current National Electric Code requirements.
- If you choose a gas powered generator, the connection to your home’s gas supply must be done by a certified provider and must be compliant with national and local gas codes.
- The person installing your generator must either be experienced in working on small engine repair (all generators have an internal combustion engine) or able to recommend a qualified subcontractor who can do the work.
Keep in mind, too, that the tools used for installing, repairing, and adjusting a backup generator are specifically designed for that purpose. These tools require experience and are only made available to factory-certified generator technicians.
Backup Generator Installation: Experience Matters
In the generator installation world, experience is everything! It takes years of skill and practice in the above disciplines to become a competent, reliable back generator installation service provider.
Spyrka Electric has more than 25 years of experience serving Santa Rosa CA residents and businesses and offers exceptional backup generator installation services. Our trained electricians have significant training on all types of generators, and we’d be happy to show you all your options for installing one in your home or business.
When you hire Spyrka for your backup generator installation you can rest assured that you’re working with a professional company that can safely connect to your electrical system and external fuel service. Ready to get started?
Contact us today to discuss which unit is right for you and to learn more about the backup generator installation process in general. We can be reached by phone, email, or online. We look forward to helping you meet all your backup generator needs.