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2023 Generator Installation Guide

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Generator sales are growing throughout South Florida. With power-crippling storm threats, more consumers are purchasing standby generators. The wide range of Generac generators will fit your exact backup power needs. Combine your Generac with a trusted contractor, and you’ll have a winning generator installation. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric is one of these companies.

Here’s a look into our 2023 installation guide.

1) Deciding On Power Requirements

Your generator will need to match your home’s power requirements. Your contractor will assess your power demands and recommend a suitable generator. This also depends on if you’re wanting a few appliances powered up, or if you’re looking to power up most of your home. An experienced technician will carefully assess your power consumption needs.​​​​​​

2) Finding The Best Location

Once you’ve selected the right-sized generator, your contractor will advise you on the best placement for it. Generators should be around 1.5 feet from your home, and 5 feet from doors or windows. If you have a large property, this shouldn’t be a problem. With smaller properties, you’ll need to decide on the most suitable position.

It should be a place that isn’t cluttered because your generator will need to be easily accessed for servicing. Once a location has been picked, your installer will prepare that area. This includes clearing and flattening the ground, before pouring down a concrete slab. Your generator specialist will also be sure that your chosen location is code compliant.​​​​​​

3) Installing Your Generator

Once the concrete slab has been set, it’s time to get your generator installed. Remember that standby generators are heavy and can weigh over 1,000 pounds. It’s for this reason that your installer may bring a small installation team to assist. The first step is to position the generator on the slab.

Once it’s down, your contractor will connect up the fuel line. Next, the transfer switch is set up next to the breaker. It’s this switch that allows your generator to kick on during a power outage. ​​​​​​

4) Testing Your Generator

Now it’s time to test your generator. Upon activation, your technician will test the generator and the transfer switch. After a successful test, your technician will show you how to operate and care for your generator. You’ll also be able to discuss a generator maintenance plan for your generator.

5) Be Sure To Check With Your Insurer

It’s always a good idea to check with your insurance company before going ahead with your installation. It’s most often a formality, but it could save you money in the event of a claim. Be sure to also ask your installer about a generator permit.

Generator Installations In South Florida

Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric is a Generac-authorized dealer. At Art, we also enjoy SELECT DEALER status. That means we’re a preferred supplier and installer of all Generac Generator systems.

Our team of technicians will conduct a thorough installation and take all your needs into account. Call Art today at 1-800-475-1504 to book your standby generator installation.


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