The Pacific Northwest has some of the harshest climates in the United States. The region is home to volcanoes, earthquakes, and wildfires. Why does this matter? Because these natural disasters can destroy your power grid. In our modern day of constantly staying connected, power outages can cause a good amount of stress and issues.
Home generator solutions not only provide peace of mind, they also can keep you warm, keep your food fresh, and make sure you stay connected to work, friends, and family.
Custom Electrical Services specializes in home generator installation and backup power solutions. Based on budget and power requirements, our team of specialists will determine which home generator solution is best for your home and family. Our most popular options include automatic and manual standby generator solutions, as well as portable generator solutions. Pricing ranges from $800 for our portable solutions up to $20,000 for a fully automatic generator large enough to power a 400amp service.
The whole house generator is a great solution for those looking for a robust energy source that is easy to use. Starting at $12K, these systems come with automatic ignition and the ability to connect to a propane or natural gas source, our Generac generators are dependable and can last the entire duration of a power outage. Installation is a multiple part process that typically includes a day without power as we will need to wire the automatic switch into the main house panel. Some utility companies will require for the installer to call and schedule a same day disconnect/reconnect. The generator will require a concrete pad which can be included prefabricated or poured. Once connected to power, the gas/propane piping is then installed from the source to the generator itself. The utility company will need to determine if the gas pressure is suitable for the type of generator selected. Based on several factors, the generator installation process could take about 3-5 business days from start to finish. Ongoing maintenance should be provided every 6 months as recommended by Generac.
When selecting a portable generator, I typically advise you visit your local hardware store such as Lowes or Home Depot. Costco also has great deals during certain times of the year. Amazon and other online retailers sell them for a discount as well. Make sure that your generator supports a 240v 30amp or 50amp connection so that you can power everything that is need when you power goes out. If you have a sub-pump or need multiple heating sources, I highly recommend a 50amp 9k-12k watt portable generator. Some of my favorite brands include Generac, Honda, Predator, and Dewalt.
If you live in the Northwest, it is important to consider how a power outage can affect your home and business. A generator installation is one of the most effective ways for homeowners to protect themselves from power disruptions by providing backup electricity when needed during outages. Whether you need an emergency back-up, or just want peace-of-mind that your family will never be left without heat on a cold winter night, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our team today! We are experts at installing generators and can answer any questions about this process so don’t hesitate to give us call now before it’s too late.
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