For the modern, custom home, we highly recommend standby generator installation. While portable generators may be useful in a pinch, they’re unreliable and cannot provide the wattage your home requires for operation. Contact us to learn more about your standby generator options.
Why Install a Backup Generator?
In Minnesota, we endure a wide range of weather conditions. From heavy snow and ice storms to severe thunderstorms, high winds, and even tornado conditions—we see it all. When you’ve designed your home to operate off high-end electronics, the last thing you need is a non-functional electrical system during a power outage.
Your surveillance cameras, security system, alarms, lighting, HVAC, sump pump, and numerous other necessities depend on sufficient electricity to keep you protected and comfortable. Home generator installation ensures your home keeps running, even when everyone else is without power.
Beyond the tremendous convenience of a backup generator, it’s important you consider the safety hazards of being without electricity for extended periods. You rely on your existing systems to keep your home and family safe and protected—a generator gives you peace of mind knowing those most precious to you are secure.
How Does Standby Home Generator Installation Work?
Standby generators that are wired into your home’s electrical system require the expertise of a licensed generator electrician. Because the wiring must follow current electrical code, installation is never a do-it-yourself job.
Before a generator installation can commence, you’ll need to select the machine that best fits your home’s current power consumption. We can guide you through this process after evaluating your home’s energy needs and determining the systems you’d like to power in the event of an outage.
Once selected, we’ll need to locate an appropriate site for placement, typically near your power panel or electrical meter. You’ll also require a reserve fuel tank to power the generator during operation. Typically, large standby generators require propane or natural gas; depending on the model, they can also connect directly into your home’s existing natural gas lines.
To transfer an electrical load from your home’s utility source to the generator, you’ll also require a transfer switch. The transfer switch monitors power levels and initiates the generator start sequence when utility power is insufficient. When the power fails, or output falls below a predetermined level, the switch transfers the electrical load to the generator. When the switch detects utility power has been restored, it will allow voltage to reach normal levels before transferring electrical load back to the utility source.
Enhanced Home Systems: Home Generator Installation Specialists
At Enhanced Home Systems, we know the safety of your home and family is paramount. Being without power for extended periods isn’t just inconvenient; it’s dangerous. Our licensed generator electricians will work with you to determine your unique power needs, recommend the appropriate setup, and complete the installation process. And because we’re on call 24/7, if you have an issue, we’ll get you taken care of promptly. For more information about backup generator installation or to request your quote, give us a call at 952-941-5289.