As discussed in Part 1, weather-related power outages are becoming more likely as hurricanes are becoming more frequent and stronger. The solution is installing a permanent standby generator at your home in the spring before the Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1. Part 2 will discuss Preparing the Surface, Ensuring Proper Delivery, and Installing the Generator.
4) Preparing the Surface
Permanent standby generators from Generac and KOHLER require the preparation of the surface where the unit will be installed. The installation site is typically prepared by first levelling the area, then laying a concrete pad or several bags of pea gravel on top.
5) Ensuring Proper Delivery
Although this may seem like common sense, offloading a thousand-pound generator from a truck can be difficult when it is being delivered to a home. Ordering a liftgate service will make the job easier by letting the delivery crew lower the unit safely to the ground. Before you sign the delivery confirmation, conduct an inspection of the package for damage or missing items.
6) Installing the Generator
Once the above steps are completed, your standby generator will be ready for installation. The process and tasks involved are too complex for a homeowner to perform. For the best results and safety of everyone involved, it is crucial to work with a licensed electrician who has extensive experience in the installation of home standby generators.
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.