Generators are a great asset to have, especially in the case of an emergency. Generators can provide temporary power if the power goes out in your home or office. Depending on your generator size, you can have electricity run electrical to your space for a long period of time. If you’re interested in the investment, here is everything you need to know about generator installations.
- Location – The location of your generator needs to meet specific requirements to allow the generator to work properly. The location should meet the following guidelines:
- Well-drained and stable area.
- Spacious room for the generator and the technicians. There should be plenty of space for technicians to not only install, but for future maintenance as well. The generator should be at least 18 inches from your home and 60 inches from doors and windows.
- When choosing a site, keep in mind HOA regulations and community guidelines.
- Installation – When preparing for installation, your chosen site should be prepared with a concrete slab or gravel for the generator to be placed on.
- Connection – Once the generator is placed, the technician will then connect the fuel line and install the transfer switch near the breaker box.
- Simulation – After everything is installed, your technician will then perform a simulation to ensure everything is working properly. After installation, it’s important to run tests regularly to ensure your generator is still working properly.
We hope this information has been informative on generator installations. If you have any questions regarding generator installations, and the services we provide, please contact us at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement today!