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Estimating The Cost To Install A Home Generator

How do we locate a Qualified Electrician to install a Generator for our Home? Estimate the Cost to Install a Home Generator, Factors that will Effect the Cost of a Home Generator Installation, Local Code Standards and Ordinances.

Installing a Home Generator
Electrical Question: How do we locate a Qualified Electrician to install a Generator for our Home?

We would like to install a Generac Guardian 20k Generator with the 200amp Nexus Smart Switch.

Any guidance on how we find a reasonable and Qualified Electrician.

Thanks for your help,Michael
This electrical wiring question came from: Michael, a Homeowner from North Hampton, New Hampshire.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Michael.

Michael, the cost of the generator installation will depend on a lot of things, such as listed here:

How to Estimate the Cost to Install a Home Generator

Factors that will Effect the Cost of a Home Generator Installation

  1. The location of the generator.
  2. The home electrical panel.
  3. The number of circuits you wish to have on generator power.
  4. The location of the fuel source.
  5. Access to all of these items which will have a impact on the time and materials required for the home generator installation.

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Important: Make sure your prospective electrical contractor has experience with installing home generators and can provide referrals of previous customers with generator installations.

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2 Responses to “Estimating The Cost To Install A Home Generator”
  1. Dustin Albrecht says:

    I have the generator, I just need to now how much you will charge for the parts and installation my gas generator. The generator is 4000 Watts.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Dustin,
      Estimating the Cost to Install a Generator
      I see that you may be located in Utah, and that is outside of my area of service here in California. It would be best to locate a licensed electrical contractor in your area. The type of generator installation may be discussed with the prospective contractor(s) who may want to visit your location which will enable them to see your electrical system and then discuss a few options. Once this information has been obtained then they can submit a proposal to you for your review.
      Enjoy your new generator,


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