electrican,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Get Ready for Power Outages with Generac Generators

During the last decade, both hurricanes and blizzards have struck the Mid-Atlantic region. We cannot predict when a powerful storm will hit that causes a power outage that lasts for several days.

What a homeowner can do is be prepared by working with a licensed electrician who has extensive experience installing standby generators. They turn on within seconds when power from the utility is cut, keeping your home safe and warm while your family won’t be in the dark.

Easy and Affordable Installation

Many homeowners think it will be a hassle getting a standby generator installed. Fortunately, if you work with the right electrician and purchase a Generac emergency standby generator, it can be easy and affordable.

From units providing 7kW to 17kW, the price range for a Generac standby generator is approximately $1,900 to $4,500. A Generac 16 kW unit averages under $3,700, and it is capable of powering the select circuits of a home when there is an outage.

Basics of Installation

The process of installation begins by the placement of a Generac generator upon a GenPad. This will involve leveling the grade, installing the composite pad, and setting the generator on top of it. The electrician will then begin wiring. These steps include installing a transfer switch, conduit, and wiring, as well as interconnecting the transfer switch to the house’s electrical service. When power from the electric company is cut, the transfer switch will activate. Within seconds, the Generac generator will start and restore electricity to your home.

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.