Like many other areas on the East Coast, Columbus, OH experiences severe weather conditions, accidents, and infrastructure issues that lead to power outages. These outages lead to inconveniences and challenges with powering appliances that are fundamental for everyday life. The best way to prevent these challenges is to invest in generator installation that is provided at the highest quality by Apex Pros. 

The Need for Generator Installations

Generators provide a lifeline when the main source of power is out for some reason. Regardless of the underlying issue, your generator keeps you safe and comfortable in your home. Most standby home generators power up automatically when the power goes out and deliver backup energy.

Benefits of Standby Generators

In Columbus, a standby generator can help you in the following ways: 

  • Be prepared for power outages
  • Stay safe and comfortable at home
  • Carry on with your business as usual 
  • Keep medical equipment powered
  • Preserve food and perishables
  • Keep necessary appliances powered
  • Avoid falling hazards 

Do not miss out on these benefits by scheduling your installation services now. 

Signs You Need a Generator Installation 

Not sure if you actually need a generator? Here are some signs that may indicate the need for a generator in your home:

  • Your area has frequent power outages 
  • You depend on electrical medical equipment 
  • You work from home and require a remote work setup
  • Concerns about food spoilage
  • Climate control needs
  • Sump pump operation 
  • Home has automation systems run by electricity
  • You are looking to add value to your home

If any of these signs resonate with you, contact Apex Pros;  they can help you with selecting a generator that is just right for your needs. 

Generator Installation Services Offered

At Apex Pros, we offer a full range of generator installation services that you can count on. From the first introductions to the final clean-up, you will feel assured and supported in your new generator installation. Here are the services we offer: 

Site Assessment

Our generator installation professionals will assess your property to determine the appropriate size and type of generator needed based on your power requirements and the layout of your home.

Generator Selection

Using the assessment, our technicians will you select a generator that will meet household needs. We will take into account various factors such as power capacity, fuel type, and any special features required. 

Installation Planning 

Once we select the needed generator, we will go ahead and put together a detailed plan for the installation process. We consider the best location for the installation, the fuel source connections, and the electrical transfer switch. 

Permitting and Compliance

If needed, we will go through the appropriate channels to secure the needed permits and ensure that the installation complies with local building codes and regulations.

Electrical Wiring and Connection

Using great attention to detail and safety precautions, we will install a transfer switch to safely switch between utility power and generator power. We will also ensure proper grounding, wiring, and connectivity of the generator. 

Fuel System Installation

If the selected generator is powered by natural gas or propane, the installation will also include a service for installing the fuel system. We will take the necessary steps to ensure proper ventilation and quality connections to the fuel source. 

Testing and Commissioning 

After the completion of each installation, we perform a series of tests to ensure it functions as intended. This involves simulating power outages to ensure that the automatic transfer switch operates correctly. 

Maintenance and Service Plan 

We also provide each customer with maintenance recommendations and a maintenance plan to ensure that your generator is reliable and lasts you a long time. 

Emergency Response and Repairs

We offer 24-hour emergency services and repairs on generator malfunctions to quickly address issues and restore functionality. 

Types of Generators Available

Generators come in various types and at Apex Pros, we go out of our way to provide a generous selection of generators to meet your needs. With our generator installation services, you get to choose from the following: 

Portable Generators

These generators are small, mobile units that can power a few appliances in the home. They are most commonly used for camping, outdoor events, or as a temporary power source during outages. They are run on gasoline or propane.

Standby Generators

Standby generators are permanently installed outside homes or businesses and are designed to automatically provide backup power during outages. They are connected to the electrical system through an automatic transfer switch. Standby generators can run on various fuels, including natural gas, propane, or diesel.

Home Backup Generators

This is a broad category that includes standby generators but may also refer to smaller backup generators designed for residential use. Home backup generators can power essential appliances or entire homes, depending on their capacity.

Fuel Options

Generators are also run on various fuel options that include: 

  • Natural gas
  • Propane 
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline

The fuel option you choose will depend on the fuel source that is readily available, the most affordable for your financial needs, and the type of generator you choose. 

Contact Apex Pros

Are you in need of a generator installation? Perhaps you’ve been contemplating this investment for a long time; now is a good time to make this valuable investment for your home. Call for a free estimate and learn about the best generator options for your home. 

FAQ: Generator Installation 

How much does it cost to install a whole house generator?

The cost to install a whole house generator can be between $1,500 and $5,000, depending on its size, fuel type, and the demands of the household. 

What is required to install a generator?

Typically, an electrical permit is required for the installation of a generator. Our team of electricians will help you obtain one as part of our services at Apex Pros.