How much should I budget for a standby generator?
A standby generator is permanently installed outside your home, like a central air conditioning unit. It’s not a portable or temporary device; it’s an investment that can protect your loved ones and your home in the event of a power outage. Equipment cost depends on the amount of backup power you need. Installation cost varies depending on your situation. A generator, transfer switch, and installation by a licensed and certified dealer could likely cost between $5,000 – $10,000 total.
What size generator do I need?
Ask yourself how many things you’d like to operate during a power outage. Sizing can vary depending on if you’re looking to back up critical power needs (like your sump pump, fridge, basic lighting, and garage door) or your entire home so that it would function as if there were no power outage. Kohler offers solutions for both scenarios and provides a very useful generator sizing calculator.
What does the installation involve?
You’ll want to contact a certified Kohler dealer like our team at Premier Generator to have your generator installed. We will will go through a site survey and you’ll discuss scenarios for generator placement on your property that are in accordance with your local codes and ordinances. Ideally, you’ll select a spot that’s close to your home’s incoming gas and electric supply. Then, we will level the surface where your generator will be placed. Often, crushed gravel and a pre-fabbed concrete pad, or a concrete slab will be laid prior to installation. Finally, we will install the automatic transfer switch and will connect it to your generator.
Once you’re ready to take the next step in purchasing a Kohler standby generator for your home, contact the team at Premier Generator in Carver, Massachuetts at 4 Jabez Bridge Rd, Carver, MA, 02330, or call +1 (508) 947-2863, or fill out our contact form at https://premiergenerator.com/contact-us/