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What is the cost for generator installation?
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21st of January, 2011

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Installation costs vary from area to area...whether or not you are using an authorized dealer or a licensed electrician.  Variables may include the cost for permit fees, fuel tank installation, gas line installation…custom wiring or custom site preparation (beyond the minimum required by a manufacture).  We can help with an outline on what could be included in an installation. Generac offers a service to have an In-Home Survey done by a local dealer for $89.00, which will be deducted from the installation cost if you decide to go with the local dealers estimate.

In-Home Survey by Generac Power Systems
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  1. Comment #1 (Posted by Lordora Wheeler-RObinson )
    Interested in buying a whole house generator for a 2 story home with basement, 4 bedroom, 2 car garage (freezer in garage) in ground pool, how do I choose the size, make, model, winter kit, maintenance, etc. ANSWER: Start by using one of the online wattage calculators. This will give you an idea of the size unit to shop, then get with an installer to confirm the results before purchasing. Here is a link for a calculator on our website. http://www.briggsandstratton.com/generators-pressure-washers/home-generator-systems/buying-guide/
  2. Comment #2 (Posted by Neil Brooks )
    If I buy from you is there a way to find a local electrician who can do the total installation and set up. Answer: you find generac licensed Service Dealers here: http://www.generac.com/Residential/DealerLocator/
  3. Comment #3 (Posted by joe smith )
    we have natural gas how much to install a 20kw unit? Answer: It is different in every area. You would need to get 2 or 3 quotes from electricians or licensed installers.
  4. Comment #4 (Posted by leonardcolluro )
    with natural gas what happens when power go out. doe generator automatically power up Answer: Yes if you purchase your generator with an Automatic Transfer switch.
  5. Comment #5 (Posted by William Munro )
    I am considering the purchase of a Generac standby generator, Model 6237. Since it comes with a composite base attached,is it necessary to prepare an additional mounting pad. Answer: No it is not necessary, the factory only requires a level site, and recommends a pea gravel bed.
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