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How to install a standby generator

Can I install my own standby generator?

Installing your own standby generator is not your run-of-the-mill DIY project. Unlike changing the oil filter in your car or tiling the spare bathroom, home generator installation includes electrical wiring, plumbing and natural gas components.

How do you hook up a standby generator?

How much does it cost to install a standby generator?

Standby generators come in a wide variety of sizes, varying in cost from just under $2,000.00 to $20,000.00 and more. Installation costs can also vary widely. It is best to consult a qualified installer to determine the proper size generator for your home and your needs.

Is a standby generator worth it?

As a homeowner, buying a generator could spare you financial losses, like food spoilage, when power outages strike. Also, if you work from home, a standby generator is a solid investment, as it ensures you won’t suffer a loss of income due to circumstances outside your control.

Do standby generators add value to a home?

Installing a generator “legally” can increase the resale value of your home. A 2014 report by Remodeling Magazine indicated that installing a standby generator can provide up to a 150% return on your investment. Meaning, if you spent $12,000 on installing a generator, your home value may increase up to $18,000.

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