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What fits your needs? (See “What are your needs?” below to help with your decision)

Whole Home - Automatic Transfer

Some homeowners want their entire home covered in the event of an outage. All of their lights, appliances, A/C, Heat…Everything. If that is what you are looking for, then this package might be for you. Depending on the size of your home, a 14 – 22kW size generator might be able to cover your entire homes needs. On homes larger than 4500 sq. ft., you may need something larger.

  • Fuel – Natural Gas/ Propane
  • Transfer – Automatic
  • Location – Fixed (18″ to 5′ off house)
  • Circuits Covered – Whole home (100 – 200A Services)

Price Range (Including Generator): $8,500.00 - $15,000.00

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Automatic Transfer

The Essentials - Automatic Transfer

Most homeowners do not need everything to be on during an outage. Most outages do not last more than a few hours (on average) and in the most extreme cases (Like Super Storm Sandy) you may be out several days. This package covers lighting in the more common areas like your bathrooms, kitchen, living areas and bedroom. It will cover refrigerators and necessary pumps. It can also cover your heat or A/C by using smart load shifting technology. This application is great for almost ANY home. The system sizes range from 8kw to 14kW.

  • Fuel – Natural Gas/ Propane
  • Transfer – Automatic
  • Location – Fixed (18″ off house)
  • Circuits Covered – 8 – 16 single & two pole up 40A

Price Range (Including Generator): $5,500.00 - $10,000.00

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Automatic Transfer

The Essentials - Manual Transfer

For those of you that are on a tighter budget, or are just more hands-on, the manual transfer switch with gasoline powered, pull a start generator is a great option. It covers some very basic circuits in your homes like your refrigerator, some lights, and a sump pump. This application is also great for almost ANY home. The system sizes range from 4kw to 8kw.

  • Fuel – Gasoline
  • Transfer – Manual
  • Location – Flexible
  • Circuits covered – 4-8 single pole circuits

Price Range (Including Generator): $2,000.00 - $4,000.00

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When it comes to protecting your home or business with a standby generator, there are many things to consider. Here are a few;

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budget

  1. Installing an automatic standby generator can get pretty pricy depending on your needs, before you speak with a contractor, do a little research on what your needs are (see below) and understand the costs that go behind the installation.
  2. Here are a few things about the cost you should be prepared for:
    • Cost of the generator – Typically $2500 – $5000 depending on the size.
    • Cost of the installation – Can be anywhere from 2 – 3 times the cost of the generator due to the labor and other materials that go into installation of the system.
    • Cost of permitting – The installation will HAVE to be permitted, and there are costs specific to each town.
  3. If you are considering a portable generator installation with a manual switch, the cost is significantly less (between $2000 & $3000.)
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what are your needs

  1. Many contractors will sell you the biggest generator they can because most people think they need their entire home covered in the event of an outage. The reality is, you don’t, most generator systems are really smart now. You can get away with a system that’s just large enough to cover the basics and that won’t break the budget.
  2. Here are some things to think about when considering your needs:
    • Do you want to manually operate your switch during an outage, or do you want it to automatically switch?
    • Do you have sump pumps or water well pumps that need to operate?
    • Do you have heat or A/C that NEEDS to operate.
    • Do you NEED to have every light on in your home, or could you survive in an outage with lighting in the key areas like bathrooms, kitchen and common rooms
  3. Once you have really thought through your needs, then you can make an educated decision on what size system is right for you. This will save you A LOT of money and time during the consultation.