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How Much Does Standby Generator Installation Cost?

Standby generators offer plenty of benefits for homeowners, businesses, and other facilities that can’t go without an effective power source. Standby generators are a straightforward installation process, and a professional company like Gore Heating & A/C that specializes in generator installations can have yours within a few hours.

But what factors impact the cost of your generator installation? Besides the cost of purchasing the actual generator, you and your installation company will have a few additional factors that play a part in getting your generator fully operational. Whether you’re installing a home generator or one for your business, the type of generator, fuel type, and your location are all a part of the equation that solves the cost of your generator installation.

The Type of Generator You Need

The first thing to consider is the type of generator you need. The most common types of generators you’ll find include:

  • Gasoline Generators
  • Natural Gas Generators
  • Diesel Generators
  • Solar Generators
  • Propane Generators

Gasoline generators are the most common types available and usually cost the least. Natural gas generators offer the convenience of being hooked to the city’s natural gas line, and propane generators, while more powerful, also come with the added cost of purchasing propane. Propane can also be dangerous to store, so consider any limitations this may present.

If you’re looking for a more powerful generator than a natural gas or propane generator, consider going for diesel. Diesel generators are an efficient way of generating a large amount of power for your home or facility. Solar generators are a new technology and offer the benefits of environmentally friendly power that isn’t terribly expensive. You can get into the market with cheaper solar generators, but these aren’t as powerful as installing a whole house generator.

Type of Fuel Your Generator Needs

We already discussed the fact that a propane tank can run you a bit of cash, and this is a running theme to keep in mind when purchasing a generator. Solar generators require zero fuel costs, but most other generators need some sort of fuel for power generation. This usually comes down to the choice of diesel and gas.

For most machines that operate with an on-site fuel source, diesel generators are the choice. Running your generator off your natural gas line is typically an efficient and cost-effective way to reduce the average cost of an installation, but if you are trying to power life safety and other major appliances, it might not be enough.

Noise Regulations

Your house generator costs increase if you’re in a place where you need proper sound management. Not all generators are loud and noisy, but the noise regulations in your area might require additional fixtures or even a different size generator. Most generators are installed with some level of soundproofing or have some built-in soundproof material. But if your generator is in a wonky location or a bit further away from your home, you might need additional protections to adhere to your location’s regulations. Generally, the stricter the rules, the more you can expect to pay, and you can discuss this with your professional installer.

Additional Factors

There are a few additional factors to consider during the installation process. Most of the time, your generator cost varies depending on the size, type of fuel, and noise regulations, and not much else. But sometimes, our installers encounter a few scenarios that make a difference in the cost of your generator installation.

Some homes need an upgraded electrical system to match the capabilities of their generator or need to have their site prepared for the installation process. You might consider connecting utility lines to your generator, and some locations need upgraded wiring, or an automatic transfer switch. You also don’t want to forget to consider generator maintenance when discussing your installation with your electrician.

Never Run Out of Power Again

One of the main benefits of having a generator is that you won’t have to worry about a power outage again. Whether you opt for the security of a large diesel generator or the comfort of a portable generator, you won’t ever have to fear struggling to find ways to operate without electricity.

Gore Heating & A/C know the importance of electricity for everyone, and that’s why we offer professional generator services to install, repair, and tune up your generator. Reach out to us to learn more about our other HVAC services for Fayetteville, NC, residents.

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