A whole home generator, otherwise known as a standby generator or backup generator, provides power to your home in the event of a power outage.
Standby generators in NH & Maine are becoming increasingly popular because residents want to control their own power.
Instead of relying on the grid and having to wait days (or weeks) for power to be restored, having a backup generator in Maine or New Hampshire is a much safer option.
You bet. In the event of a power outage, you’re likely to lose your heating source. Unless you have a wood stove, or some other heat source that does not rely on electricity, your house can freeze in the event of a power loss. This often leads to frozen pipes which can burst and cause a major mess and inconvenience.
It absolutely does. Power outages are a pain, especially if you’re a parent looking after young kids. Imagine how difficult life would get if you lost power for a week and didn’t have access to basic amenities like warm water and heat. By day 2, you’d be kicking yourself for not being prepared with a home generator. Get on it now.
Yes, a standby generator should always be shoveled out. You want to keep snow 1-2 feet away from your backup generator.
Your standby home generator will “exercise” typically once per week. So there’s no need to be alarmed when it turns on seemingly “out of nowhere.”
Yes, as a matter of fact, we have excellent payment plans for standby generators available in Maine. You can get set up on a backup generator payment plan over a multitude of terms financing terms.
The bulk of Maine backup generators use propane, but others run on natural gas. If you’d like to discuss your standby generator fuel options, contact us and we can schedule a site visit to discuss.
You bet! All of our Maine whole home generator payment plans offer a zero money down option, meaning you can actually get your standby generator installed without putting up even a dollar up front.
Generator installations in Maine can take as little as a few day or can be as long as a few months depending on permitting, scheduling, and weather considerations.
Installation of a typical air cooled home standby generator can run from $4,999 to $11,999 depending on the size of the generator and the difficulty (or ease) of the installation. In order to determine your cost, we need to plan a site visit to assess your particular needs.
We are not appraisal experts by any stretch of the imagination. However, there have been studies that demonstrate a standby generator does add value to your home. This is typically true in areas where power goes out frequently due to storms. If your potential buyer has a choice between a house with a generator and one without, there’s a good chance the generator will be a strong selling point.
Study referenced: 2017 Cost Vs Value Remodeling Projects