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Your Local Generator Installation Experts

Our comprehensive generator installation process lets you enjoy your new generator's benefits immediately. We're proud to have a team of certified generator technicians that can help you select the right system for your needs and budget.

Our Certified Technicians Can Help You with Generator Selection & Installation

Bradley Mechanical has one of the best selections of generator product lines for you to choose from. Our trained staff can guide you through the selection process, whether you're looking for a portable or automatic generator, and answer any questions you may have. We carry a range of systems that can power your basic necessities, like lighting and appliances. If you need a system that can handle more, like powering an entire building full of computers, servers and other office equipment. In that case, we have generator systems built to supply enough energy during power outages.

Bradley Mechanical electrician getting a generator out of a truck

During this process, we'll explore several generator qualities you may need to consider, including:

  • Equipment size
  • Wattage needs
  • Run time
  • System design
  • Portability
  • Energy source
  • Noise levels
  • Unit lifespan

If you are looking for help installing a new system you've already purchased, we can also help you with that project.

Home Generator Installation

Once our generator installation experts have helped you select the right generator, they'll walk you through the installation process so that you know what to expect and when the job will be completed. We'll want to identify a stable and flat area to install the unit that is preferably near your natural gas line and electric meter. It should also be easy to access for you and the maintenance crews.

During your house generator installation process, we may need to prepare the site with a concrete slab or gravel. As we connect the fuel line and electrical wiring, we'll install a transfer switch next to your main breaker. This will ensure that the power switches over to your generator if the power goes out.

Lastly, we will walk you through the operation process so you can use your new system confidently. We will also provide you with generator maintenance options so that you can keep your system running at its best and ensure its longevity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does generator installation cost?

It all depends on the model and size. The average generator installation cost can range between $2,500 and $6,500.

How long does a generator last?

On average, a standby generator can run for up to 3,000 hours, powering a medium-sized home. Generators are not meant to be used as your primary power source, so these hours will be spread out over a long period of time. After a significant power outage, we always recommend having a technician come out to evaluate your generator and keep tabs on its vital components.

What happens if the generator gets overloaded?

An overload occurs when there are too many appliances pulling wattage from the generator. During power outages, it's best to only keep the essentials plugged in and running, like your refrigerator, lights and heat or cooling source. If your house generator overloads, the generator could overheat or begin to output intermittent power, which can damage appliances. Overheating can also damage the internal components of your generator.

Will I need a permit for a generator?

Yes, you will need a permit. Only a licensed electrical contractor may apply for it. Bradley Mechanical is happy to help you through this process.

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