Many people have questions about generators and what is the right solution for them. Each installation is a bit different depending on your specific needs. However, below we have attempted to provide you with some answers to some frequently asked questions.
How do you determine the cost of a generation installation?
It is dependent upon many factors:
Is the generator portable or permanently installed?
What size is the generator
What do you want to run when you have no power eg:furnace, lights, tv,etc
What fuel will the generator use?
Is the fuel readily available or does it have to be installed?
Will the generator automatically switch on or will it be manual?
How much does it cost to install a generator?
The cost varies of course, but the purchase and installation of a portable generator can run from $1500 to $4500
For an automatic it is more in the range of $5500 to $20,000.
What are the advantages of an automatic generator?
The biggest advantage is that you do not have to be home to activate the generator. If you are away for a vacation the generator will turn on and protect you from frozen pipes and spoiled food! It is also much easier when power failures occur during the night and great for senior citizens! The other important factor is that it turns off automatically when the power is restored. You don't have to monitor when the power comes back, it's done for you automatically.
What should I do if I'm thinking about installing a generator?
Give us a call at 914.941.8899 and we will be happy to provide you with a free estimate for the best generator for your requirements and the installation.