Generac Generator Installation
A Generac automatic standby generator protects your home and family from power outages and ensures your comfort during an electrical emergency. But to operate correctly, a generator must be installed correctly.
iPowerGenerators provides complete turnkey installation of Generac generators. We handle everything, including the permit & inspection process, trenching, excavation, electrical wiring, gas plumbing, and more! We are experienced, fully licensed and insured.
Installing a Generac Generator
There are important considerations when installing a generator.
- Your generator will replace the utility’s electrical supply to your home during a power outage, so its electrical wiring and transfer switch needs to be installed safely, with skill and precision.
- Your generator is powered by a combustion engine, just like your car. And just like your car’s engine, a generator produces exhaust and noise.
- Your generator is fueled by liquid natural gas or propane. Connections to the gas utility supply or to your on-site propane system must be safe, leak-free, and far from any possible ignition sources.
That’s why installation by iPowerGenerators is the best way to make sure your Generac automatic standby generator is safely and professionally installed, and ready whenever the power goes out.
Generac Generator Installation Process
There are several major activities involved when installing a Generac standby generator:
Selecting a Location for Your Standby Generator
Generac provides guidelines for placement of your generator to ensure safe and efficient operation. Your municipality may also have local building codes for positioning your generator. Remember, your generator will produce exhaust and noise, so you’ll want to be kind to your neighbors, too.
Preparing a Foundation for Your Standby Generator
Generators must be installed on a flat, level surface. Manufactured mounting pads made of concrete and / or composite cement are customized specifically for your model of Generac generator. But before installing the generator pad, the ground surface the pad sits upon must be prepared and leveled; a bed of compacted soil of gravel is most common.
Connecting your generator to the fuel supply, whether its connected to a gas utility or to a propane tank, requires a plumber who’s experienced with connecting to gas supply lines. In fact, some municipalities have ordinances that prohibit anyone except a licensed and trained professional to touch gas supply lines. Safety first; leaks and accidental combustion must be avoided.
To supply electricity to your home, your Generac generator needs to be connected to your home’s electrical system. To prevent your home from ever receiving electricity from both the generator AND the electrical utility at the same time, a transfer switch must be installed to switch between the two electrical supplies. A review of your home’s electrical panel will help identify whether any other electrical work is needed to support your new generator.
Generac Generator Installation from iPowerGenerators
iPowerGenerators provides turnkey installation of your Generac automatic standby generator, including all electrical, plumbing, and excavating. We are experienced with installing and servicing automatic standby generators of all sizes, both air-cooled and liquid-cooled.
When iPowerGenerators installs your Generac generator, you can be sure that the job is done professionally, safely, and in compliance with Generac guidelines and local building codes. so that next time the power goes out your house will be fully powered.
Of course every unit we install comes with the first year of maintenance.