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Standby Generators Keep the Lights On
When a power outage strikes, make sure that you are never in the dark by installing a quality whole-house standby generator. Backup generators are a low-cost way to manage your home's emergency power needs, so you’ll always have power when you need it.
Backup Generator Installation Process
1 Understand the Benefits of Home Depot’s Install Program
If you are not sure whether you need a professional installer, consider:
- Your confidence that you’ve selected an adequately sized system for your needs
- The weight of the generator and equipment needed to transport it
- Local codes
- Your comfort level working with electrical wiring, grounding, voltage, amperage and gas line hookup
2 Call for a FREE In-Home Consultation
Call 1-800-HOMEDEPOT (466-3337) to schedule an appointment with a trained home backup power system consultant. They will assess your backup power needs, review important installation details, including sizing and site evaluation, help you select the right system and schedule your installation. You will be given an estimate and informed of any possible additional installation services that may be needed, like any custom electrical work.
3 Purchase your Generator and Have it Installed
Using the recommendation from your in-home consultation, you can now confidently purchase your standby generator system from your local Home Depot store. A team of courteous, trained installation specialists will arrive on the designated day to install your backup generator, clean up the installation site, perform a walk-through demonstration and coordinate inspections to validate code compliance and obtain the necessary approvals.
4 Enjoy Peace of Mind
Rest easy knowing your backup power comes from Generac, the market leader, with installation backed by The Home Depot Canada.
Ideas and How-To
Why Choose Home Depot
Licensed & Insured
The Home Depot’s generator installation professionals are local, licensed, insured, and undergo a thorough background-screening process.
Our team consists of licensed Home Depot Installers who have passed background checks, so you can be confident in their reputation and the quality of their work.
We provide flexible financing options that will help you better manage your budget for your home improvement projects with The Home Depot Consumer Card and The Home Depot Project Loan.
Frequently Asked Backup Generator Installation Questions
When utility power and electricity is lost – whether it’s due to a storm, equipment failure, or something else – your backup generator is ready to help keep your home running smoothly. Always in standby mode, the generator will sense the power is out and turn on automatically to restore electricity within seconds. While everyone else is left in the dark, your standby generator quickly restores electricity in your home to keep your appliances, lights, and other electrical equipment operating normally. When utility power returns, the generator senses the change and returns to standby mode, ready for the next emergency.
No, your backup generator should only be used as a temporary power source during times of emergency. It is best used to keep essential appliances running when your main source of power is unavailable.
You may choose either natural gas backup generator or propane backup generator. If you already have a gas connection, we will contact your gas company for the connection. A separate service may be required for propane.
If you desire a quiet unit, inquire about a larger, liquid-cooled generator model. While air-cooled models are smaller, they tend to operate more loudly than liquid-cooled generators.
Power When you Need it Most
Installing a backup generator will ensure you have the power you need during a power outage to keep your essential appliances and electronics running smoothly. Generators can be powered by either propane or natural gas and come in a wide range of size options depending on what size home you need to accommodate.
Storage freezers and fridges left without power can defrost and ruin their contents. Certain medical devices rely on constant power to operate effectively. Power outages at night can leave you in pitch black making it hard to get around. For these scenarios and more, having a backup generator that kicks in within seconds of the power outage is essential.
The price of a backup generator varies depending on the size of your home and your power needs. Do you need to power a few select appliances in the event of a power loss, or do you need to power your entire home? Speak with our trained installers to figure out what size generator is right for you.
Our licenced Home Depot Installers will come to your home, assess your needs and then install your new backup generator to make sure that you’re never without power. For power solutions including propane and natural gas backup generators, visit The Home Depot Canada in-store or online.