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What to Expect With a Whole Home Generator

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    What to Expect With a Whole Home Generator

    The process of generator installation


    By Hannah Brennan


    Have you thought about investing in a whole home generator, but don’t know where to start? Here’s everything you need to know about the process of owning a home generator.


    Choosing a contractor

    When purchasing a generator, it is important to trust the company. We’ve created a printable PDF you can use to compare companies to find the right one. Here’s Malek Service Company’s completed checklist as an example. 

    If you are interested in purchasing a whole home generator, call to schedule an estimate.



    Before the installation can take place, a city permit will usually be necessary. At Malek Service, we take care of applying for the permit and zoning approvals.



    This is probably the longest aspect of the process, which requires taking inventory of gas-fueled appliances to determine the adequacy of supply. A meter upgrade is required in most cases. A cement space is formed where the generator will be installed.



    During an installation, our technicians will bring the machine typically weighing 400-500 pounds. The power will need to be turned off and a city inspector must accompany the installation, scheduled by our installation coordinator. Once installation is complete, we will ensure the generator works properly through start-up tests and we will register your generator for its warranty. 



    Once your whole home generator is installed, yearly maintenance should be performed. This is where a professional inspects and tests your system to prevent issues and give you peace of mind.



    Call us today to schedule an estimate for your own whole home generator. 

    Learn more about why you need a generator. Shop around for the perfect Generac generator for you here.

    April 27, 2023

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