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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.
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Standby Generators Keep the Lights On
Let us help ensure that you are never in the dark by installing a quality whole-house standby generator that manages your home's emergency power needs with a low-cost and customizable system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common standby generator installation questions.
When utility power and electricity is lost – whether it’s due to a storm, equipment failure, or something else – your installed standby 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 generator should 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 or propane as a fuel source. 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.
Standby Generator Installation Process
1 Understand the Benefits of Home Depot’s Install Program
If you are not sure whether or not 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, help you select the right system and schedule installation.
3 The in-home consultation
A qualified local installer will visit your home and:
- Assess your backup power needs
- Review important installation details, including sizing and site evaluation
- Identification of any non-typical issues that may arise
You will receive a system recommendation and installation estimate. Also noted are any additional installation services, custom electrical work and associated costs that you may incur.
4 Purchase Generator
Using the recommendation from your in-home consultation, you can now confidently purchase your standby generator system.
5 Professional Installation
A team of courteous, trained installation specialists will install your Generac backup power system and:
- Review the work completed
- Clean up the installation site
- Perform a walk-thru demonstration
- Coordinate inspections to validate code compliance and obtain the necessary approvals
6 Enjoy Peace of Mind
Rest easy knowing your backup power comes from Generac, the market leader, with installation backed by The Home Depot