Just like most of us would leave working on our car to a professional, there are several reasons why you should call a pro for home generator installation. While generators are easy to use, whole house generators are extremely complex to install. Making even a small mistake could not only be dangerous, but also lead to major problems down the road.

Taking Care of the Details

A professional will be able to cover all of the small details that might not seem that important to a layman. If you try this on your own and try to connect something improperly, that could short out your home's entire electrical system. For example, the right size of generator is critical to a successful home generator installation. If it's too small you won't have the power you need, but if it's too large it could overwhelm your electrical system. This could lead to permanent damage to not only your wiring, but to all of your home's appliances as well. It takes the skill and experience of a professional to perform a comprehensive audit of everything in your home to make sure that your generator will supply the right amount of power.

Reducing Risk

Whole house generators typically run on natural gas, which can be a very dangerous substance. In fact, it's not only unsafe for an unlicensed layman to work on an appliance connected to a natural gas main, it can often be illegal as well. If an installation is not performed exactly right, that could result in a gas leak. This could lead to a devastating explosion. A gas leak also presents a risk of poisoning that could affect your entire family. The best thing to do is to stay on the safe side and let a pro handle everything. If you would like to learn more about home generator installation or schedule an appointment, get in touch with the professionals at Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Contact us online or give us a call at (706) 914-1617.