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What to expect with a generator installation

What to Expect with a Generator Installation

If you have been considering a generator, you are probably wondering what’s involved with a generator installation. As vastly experienced electricians who install generators, we have years of experience with all aspects of this type of project. Read on to learn more about what to expect with a generator installation project.

What to Expect with a Generator Installation 


Where do I start?

One thing to make clear from the beginning is that this is not a DIY project. Electrical currents can be dangerous enough by themselves. But adding the fuel source of the generator into the mix can make for a very dangerous environment. Ensure you have experienced electricians installing your generators. Ask for references, and don’t be shy about calling them!

With Consolidated Hudson Electric, generator installation begins with a visit to your home or business. Our licensed, insured and bonded electricians help you choose the appropriate size and type of generator, the right fuel source, and the best installation locations for your generator and transfer switch. We’ll also talk about maintenance and remote monitoring, as you will want to account for these annual expenses.

How long does it take and what is involved?

While the time varies depending on the size and placement of the generator, most installations take between 2-5 days. Consolidated Hudson Electric coordinates our team of licensed electricians to make sure every detail is done to perfection. Sit back and relax!

Here’s how it works with us:

  • First, we do a site evaluation. We listen to your needs, and help you choose the right generator and optimal placement.
  • Once the plan is set, the electrician will install your transfer switch first.
  • Once the transfer switch is installed, the team will install a concrete or gravel pad, and move your generator in place.
  • Electric lines are then connected from the transfer switch to your generator.
  • Once the electric is connected, the pipes are fitted to make the proper connections from the fuel source to the generator.
  • After these hook-ups are complete, your generator is ready to protect your loved ones and property.

How much will it cost?

Installation costs vary depending on the size of generator required, installation area,  fuel source (propane, gasoline, or natural gas). A simple portable gasoline installation can start at $2,800, but costs may be substantially more based on individual situations. We recommend a professional site survey for a more accurate quote.

What about permits?

We will handle the permits to ensure proper adherence to local building codes and regulations.  Relax knowing that Consolidated Hudson Electric can handle every detail of your generator installation project.

What if I still have questions?

Still have questions about what to expect with a generator installation? Call us at 914-591-0100, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Installing a generator requires careful planning and is a valuable investment. If you are considering a generator, call us at 914-591-0100. Our professional, licensed electricians will expertly guide you through choosing and installing the right generator for your needs.