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Do I Need an Electrician for Generator Installation?

When it comes to generators, you don’t require the assistance of an electrician for small portable units: the type you keep in your car for emergencies or which you take on camping trips. For larger generators, particularly whole-house standby generators that must take care of powering multiple systems in a house in case of a power outage, you absolutely must have installation from a licensed professional electrician. The risk of the system failing to work, or causing damage to the appliances in your home due to faulty installation, is too high with amateur work.

For generator installation or any other electrical installation in Lynnwood, WA you may need, call up the professionals who have served the Puget Sound Area for more than three decades: G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

The Importance of Professional Installation for Generators

No matter what type of fuel a standby generator uses—natural gas, propane, oil, diesel—it still connects to the electrical system of your home to provide sufficient power in the case of an electrical failure.

Hiring an electrician for generator installation is essential to match the wattage of the generator to your needs. Residential generators have a large size range, from 6,000 to 40,000 watts. Not everyone will want to power all the appliances in their home during a black out: some homeowners will only want necessities working (the heating system, a few lights, electrically-powered medical equipment), while others will want more luxuries operating. When you have your generator installed, the electrician will take into account your specific needs, and find a unit to will provide it. Amateur installation could end up installing a generator that won’t deliver the power you need, or worse, provides too much power and end up tripping circuit breakers and damaging your appliances.

An electrician must make certain of all the connections between the generator and your electrical system. This is a complex process, and even minor mistakes could lead to a generator that won’t work. Only entrust this job to licensed electricians who are familiar with the work and will help keep your generator up to local electrical codes.

When you choose G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for your generator installation, you’ll receive top-quality work. All our generator installations include a one-year maintenance plan that provides a check at 6 months and a change of engine oil, oil filter, and air filter at 12 months. We will make sure that your generator stays ready for you when you need it. Contact us for all your needs for electrical installation in Lynnwood, WA.

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