How Our Generac Home Standby Generator Service Provides Homeowners Peace Of Mind in Edmond, Oklahoma
Our company provides a range of electrical services to homeowners in Edmond, Oklahoma. One of our specialties is the installation of Generac home standby generators.
In this case study, we will take a closer look at how generator installation and service have helped homeowners in Edmond with peace of mind.
Power outages are not uncommon in Edmond, particularly during severe weather conditions. As a result, many homeowners have turned to Generac home standby generators as reliable backup power sources for their homes. However, installing these generators can be complicated and requires professional expertise.
About This Generac Home Standby Generator Installation Project
- Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
- Project: Home Standby Generator
- Generator Installer: Dakota
- Project Size: 26KW
- Products Used: 26KW HSB, 200A_Service Entrance Rated Auto Transfer Switch, Power Management Module, Type 1 Surge Arrestor
- Type of System: Generac Home Standby Generator
- Time to Complete: 8 hours
One homeowner approached us after experiencing several power outages that lasted for many hours. They wanted to invest in a reliable backup power solution and decided to install a Generac Home Standby Generator. After researching various options online, they contacted us for an estimate of the investment.
We provided them with detailed information about the installation process and the benefits of using Generac home standby generators. We also explained that our team of licensed electricians would handle every aspect of the installation process, from obtaining necessary permits to connecting the generator to their home’s electrical system and fuel source.
After reviewing our proposal and comparing it with other companies’ estimates, the homeowners chose us for the job. We scheduled the installation at their convenience and arrived promptly on the day agreed upon.
The first step in installing the generator was to assess the site where it will be installed. This included determining the size of the generator needed, as well as identifying a safe and accessible location for installation, ensuring that the generator is far enough away from air inlets of the home not to allow the exhaust to enter.
Permits and Codes
Based on local regulations, permits may be required before installing a generator. Additionally, there may be specific codes that must be followed during installation to ensure that the system is safe and reliable. For this installation, we pulled the appropriate permits and followed all the required codes during the installation.
Fuel Source Selection
Standby generators can run on natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel. The fuel source you choose will impact installation requirements and ongoing maintenance needs. Here, we used natural gas.
Before installing the generator, a pad must be provided for a level foundation. This pad should be sized appropriately based on the size of the generator being installed. We supplied a concrete pad but could have had a pad poured with concrete or provided a newer composite pad, or even created a bed of pea gravel.
An automatic transfer switch needed to be installed to connect the generator to the home’s electrical system. This switch allows the generator to automatically turn on within 15 seconds when an outage occurs and ensures that power is distributed safely throughout the home. We installed this transfer switch and tested all the connections.
Gas Line Installation
A gas line needed to be installed from the meter to the location of the generator, which we had installed.
Once we had all the components installed, then we tested them to ensure that everything was functioning properly. This included testing both automatic startup and shutdown procedures, as well as ensuring that power was being distributed correctly throughout the client’s home. Then the house was set to operate off of the generator for 24hrs. After which, we returned to the home to do a complete service of the machine ie change the oil, oil filter, air filter, and spark plugs to ensure it will be ready for the time it is needed.
Once your generator was installed, we advised our client that ongoing maintenance will be required and offered a maintenance and monitoring agreement to ensure that it continues to operate effectively. This can include regular oil changes, air filter replacements, and other routine tasks as recommended by the manufacturer as well as remote monitoring of the generator in case a problem arises. They have our number and can reach us when these maintenance tasks are required to be completed if they chose not to have it monitored.
Finally, we went over the warranty coverage that is included with this generator installation. This coverage varies depending on the manufacturer and installer, but Generac is fantastic, and their warranty coverage is second to none.
The homeowners were pleased with our professionalism throughout the entire process. They appreciated that we took care of everything from start to finish so they could focus on other things without worrying about their home’s electricity supply during an outage.
Since then, they have experienced several power outages but never had any issues thanks to their new Generac electric generator installed by us. They even referred some of their friends who were looking for similar solutions!
Reasons Why A Homeowner Would Want a Generac Generator Installed In Their Home
- Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have a reliable backup power source in case of an emergency can provide peace of mind for homeowners. This is, by far, the number one reason why people have a home standby generator installed in their homes.
- Protection from Power Outages: A generator provides backup power during an outage, ensuring that your home remains operational and comfortable.
- Food Preservation: A generator can help keep food fresh by powering refrigerators and freezers during an extended power outage.
- Home Security: A generator can keep security systems, cameras, and alarms running during an outage, providing added protection for your home.
- Medical Needs: If you or someone in your household has medical needs that require electricity, having a generator can be essential.
- Convenience: A generator can help maintain normalcy during an outage, allowing you to continue with daily routines and activities.
- Home Value: Installing a generator can increase the value of your home, making it more appealing to potential buyers.
- Business Continuity: If you work from home or run a business from your home, having a generator can ensure that your operations continue uninterrupted during an outage.
- Cost Savings: A generator can prevent costly damages caused by power outages, such as frozen pipes or spoiled food.
- Environmental Concerns: With a backup power source, homeowners don’t have to rely on noisy and polluting portable generators during extended outages.
- Climate Control: A generator can ensure that heating and cooling systems continue to function during an outage, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.
- Entertainment: A generator can power TVs, radios, and other electronics during an outage, providing entertainment for you and your family.
- Internet Access: With a backup power source, homeowners can stay connected to the internet during an outage, allowing them to communicate with loved ones and stay informed about the situation.
- Home Automation: A generator can keep smart home devices like thermostats and security systems running during an outage, maintaining the convenience and security of a smart home.
- Personal Safety: During prolonged outages, having a backup power source can help prevent accidents caused by using candles or other unsafe lighting sources.
About Robert Baxter Electric
For fifty years, Robert Baxter Electric has been the go-to electrical contractor for Oklahoma residents. Safety, reliability, and ingenuity are the cornerstones of our work, and we’re proud to have developed a reputation for high quality and innovation.
Our team of electricians is well-versed in all of Oklahoma’s Electrical Codes, and we receive regular praise from city inspectors for the quality of our workmanship. We’re dedicated to staying ahead of the curve and lifting the standards for all of our projects.
Our investment in our employees ensures that we remain at the forefront of the industry and consistently provide the best service to our customers.
For nearly half a century, Robert Baxter Electric has served the Oklahoma City and Edmond communities with unwavering professionalism and trustworthiness.
From residential to commercial to industrial projects, we offer a diverse range of electrical services, including troubleshooting, panel installations, rewiring, safety inspections, and even smart home integration.
Count on us to exceed your expectations and deliver results you can rely on every time. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unparalleled, making us the go-to electrical contractor for generations of satisfied clients.
Choose Robert Baxter Electric for peace of mind and amazing service.
At our company, we understand how important it is for homeowners in Edmond to have consistent access to electricity despite unpredictable weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances that may cause blackouts or brownouts.
Our Generac electric generator installation service provides peace of mind knowing that your home will always have backup power when you need it most!
You should always call a licensed electrician for all your electrical needs.