As discussed in Part 1, installing a permanent standby generator will require proper planning, securing permits, and getting the expert help of an experienced licensed electrician.
Permanent standby generators provide electricity during power outages that are caused by accidents, severe weather, and local utility technical problems. If you own a home or guest facility and want to minimize the impact of power disruptions, installing a standby generator is the solution.
Part 2 will cover Surface Preparation, Delivery of Generator, and Installation Process.
Typically, a smaller air-cooled standby generator will be equipped with a composite base, so a concrete pad beneath it won’t be required. In any case, the surface under the standby generator needs flattening before being raised by at least four bags of level pea gravel.
Delivery of Generator
Although this seems to be basic, many do not consider how difficult it is to safely deliver and offload a standby generator weighing a thousand pounds from the bed of a truck. This is the reason it is essential to order a liftgate service, which allows the truck driver to safely lower the generator to the ground behind their vehicle. The owner should thoroughly inspect the package’s contents to ensure it is complete and there is no damage prior to signing the delivery receipt.
After all the above steps are accomplished, your standby generator will be ready for installation. The process is too complicated for most people to carry out properly and safely. It is crucial to work with a licensed electrician who has an extensive track record in this type of installation. Meyer Electrical Services is experienced in installing residential standby generators while emphasizing safety and effectiveness.
Electrical Services You Can Trust
Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Generac and KOHLER Sales & Service Dealer. We provide custom standby generator installations and are trained and licensed to perform the regularly required important factory service and maintenance.
Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:
- Standby Generator Installation
- Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
- Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
- Structured Cabling
- Circuit Breaker Replacement
Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.