Unless you’re extremely lucky, you’ve had to deal with at least a few power outages, and you know how inconvenient they can be. If you want to avoid having to deal with one again, you may want to consider installing a backup generator on your property. In this article, our team at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement will go over a few key things you need to know about generator installations to help you make an informed decision.
- Placement Matters- One of the most important things when it comes to generator installation is choosing the right location to place it. The generator needs to go in a stable, well-drained area that won’t flood, and it also needs to be placed a certain distance away from the house in general, as well as doors, windows, and fresh air intakes specifically. Our team at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement will survey your property and select the ideal location for your new generator.
- Proper Connection- Another key step in generator installation is making sure that the fuel and electrical lines are properly connected, and then testing the transfer switch to ensure that it knows when to switch to generator power. Placement also comes into play here, as the closer we can get the generator to your existing fuel and power lines, the easier the process will be.
- Outage Simulation- The final step in generator installations is to conduct an outage simulation, in which our experts at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement will check that everything is working correctly. During this step, we’ll also set up recurring self-checks to make sure that the system continues to function properly in the future.