Home Standby Generators

What is Home Standby Generators?

  1. A Home Standby Generator provides power during utility company outages or power losses.
  2. A Home Standby Generator is permanently fixed in place at the exterior of a residence.
  3. A Home Standby Generator is fueled by natural gas or liquid propane fuel.
  4. A Home Standby Generator automatically starts when power is lost.
  5. A Home Standby Generator switches back to utility use once power is restored.
  6. A Home Standby Generator will operate continuously depending on the type of fuel source.
  7. A Home Standby Generator provides piece-of-mind when power is needed the most.
Home Standby Generators from Higher Power Electric Columbus OH

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How much space does it require?
• A typical Home Standby Generator measures 4′ wide, 2′ tall, and 2′ deep.

How loud is a generator when it operates?
• Typical Home Standby Generators operate as loud as a push lawnmower.

What is involved in installing a Home Standby Generator?
• First, our consultant will help you determine what size and type of generator is needed.
• We will help you determine the placement and fuel type that works best for safe operation.
• The schedule will be determined to install the generator, which typically takes one day.
• Once installed, the generator is tested to ensure it operates per manufacturer’s guidelines.
• An owner’s manual will be provided and a demonstration presented to the homeowner.
• Manufacturer offers 2-year parts & 3-year labor warranty for the generator.
• A maintenance agreement is available to ensure your generator operates when you need it most.

How much does it cost to install?
• A Home Standby Generator varies in cost depending on the size of generator & installation needs.
• Our consultant will determine the specific size necessary to meet homeowners’ needs.
• We will determine the installation cost to allow for the most optimum operation & efficiency.
• A proposal will be presented to include a complete package for your convenience.
• A permit will be included in our proposal if required by your local building department.
• Your natural gas or liquid propane provider may require additional updates to the fuel system.
• We provide factory-trained installers to be sure your installation meets warranty requirements.

Typical Generator Installation

A before and after exterior photo of a recent generator installation:

Before Generator Install by Higher Power Electric

Before Generator Install

After Generator Install by Higher Power Electric

After Generator Install

Generator Transfer Switch Installation

The finished installation inside the home showing transfer switch to the right of the main electric panel.

Generator Inspection & Startup

Completing our final inspection and start-up of a Home Standby Generator System.

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