Whole House Generators

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The necessity for a whole house generator is not a frivolous one. In fact, there are a lot of misconceptions in peoples' minds about the need for a backup power supply. However, when a customer stops and really considers the possible uses of a generator for the entire home, the value and need seems to skyrocket.

The Benefits of a Whole House Generator

As with all season changes, and eventual bad weather, power outages are bound to occur. With a generator that powers the entire home, those concerns don't exist. When a backup generator is in place, it automatically switches on whenever it is signaled that the traditional power source has gone out. The unit pushes power through the preexisting power supply system until the electricity is restored. In some cases, the loss of power is not even noticeable, which keeps homes running smoothly with no emergencies. Because of this, families and homes experience…

  • Warm showers at any time
  • Medically necessary devices stay on and running
  • Kids can do computer homework and research
  • Meals can be cooked at home; not forced to get fast food
  • Getting ready for work and school isn't done in the dark

And that's just to name a few. The benefits really do far outweigh the alternative of not having power for several days.

Be Prepared For the Unexpected Power Outage

We really stress the importance of a whole house generator for homeowners who need their daily lives to continue on like no power was lost. This goes for everyone, from busy professionals who need to get ready for work every morning to elderly couples who need their medical devices functioning properly at every hour.

Whole House Generator Installation

Whole house generators come in four basic sizes. You can choose a size based on how much electricity your home consumes. Larger generators tend to more effective. However, if you live in a small space, a smaller generator will probably work well. Installation costs vary, but none are cheap. After all, the technicians have to complete a large-scale, complex installation. The installation process itself usually takes the better part of the day. Do you have further questions about whole house generator installation? If so, don’t hesitate to contact the Duggan’s team today! We’re happy to help.

Whole House Generator Installation Cost

There are several different whole house generator models, offering different features and capacities. No matter what type of generator you choose, however, you should expect to pay at least $3,000 or more to have it installed. The installation process for whole house generators requires a high degree of expertise -- this is a complex system we’re talking about! However, whole house generators also provide countless benefits. These make the installation’s hefty price tag worth it. Are you unsure which type of whole house generator is right for you? Would you like to set up an installation appointment with a professional? Contact Duggan’s today!


1. How to size a generator?

Not all customers require the largest generator to be effective. Briggs & Stratton, one of the most popular brands, can achieve whole house managed power with a lot smaller generator and at huge savings to the customer. If you are unsure what size your home may need, it is best to talk to a professional, like those at Duggan’s, who can point you in the right direction.

2. What brand is the best?

The three top brands for whole house generators and standby generators are Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, and Generac. Each brand handles power management differently. Only Briggs & Stratton and the unique Symphony II system use a small generator to do the work of a larger one. This saves the customer significant money by not having to purchase a larger generator.

3. What fuel runs the generators?

The most common fuel used in whole house generators and standby generators is Liquid Petroleum (L.P.) or Natural Gas.

4. Does a licensed contractor need to do the work?

Yes, absolutely! Unless you have specific experience related to installation and maintenance of whole house generators or standby generators, tampering with your system is dangerous. We have to integrate the generator safely into the electrical system to power the house without overloading the system. If the system overloads, it can cause damage to the home and existing wiring. Additionally, we must ensure that the proper size gas line must feed the system, or it will not operate correctly. The process is complicated and carries significant risk to yourself and your home if you attempt to install it yourself. Instead, call the licensed contractors at Duggan’s and let us assist you.

5. What is the difference between a standby generator and whole house generator?

A whole house generator can run your entire property as the name implies. Any 120V or 240V appliance can operate on the whole house generator. You can purchase a standby generator that can power the entire house, but there are smaller portable units that run off of gas and may only be able to run a few smaller appliances and lights. Contact the professionals at Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® to properly connect your whole house generator to your existing power system. With the right electrician doing the job, your home will have a seamless transition the next time power goes out.

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