Residential Power Generator Installations
Commander Power Systems recognizes that there are many considerations to evaluate when planning your power generator installation in order to keep your overall costs within your budget. We offer guidance in every situation and ensure that the placement and operation of the system is the perfect solution for your standby power needs.
Commander Power Systems knows that an educated customer is a happy customer. Although our courteous staff will go over every aspect of your installation and maintenance plan, we take the time to provide you with a brief overview of what you can expect during any of our residential power generator installations.
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What To Expect
The system is comprised of two major components; The Generator and the Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). These two components must be located according to your home’s layout, and certain circumstances will dictate their location. The generator must be connected to the natural gas meter or to an adequate sized gas line for its fuel supply. It’s a good idea to keep this distance as short as possible for fuel-line sizing and, more importantly, cost. The ATS must be connected to the existing electrical supply panel or electric meter and, again, the shorter the distance, the better and more cost-effective the installation will be. Additionally, the generator and the ATS must be interconnected with electrical lines for controls, battery chargers, and service feeders.
Most municipalities require a permit for residential power generator installations. Although this is the responsibility of the homeowner, our team is very knowledgeable on this process and will be more than happy to walk you through the steps to acquire one.
Installations are performed Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A few days prior to your installation, our office will contact you to confirm the time and date. Installations are performed year round with the exceptions of heavy rain or snowfall. Cold temperatures are no concern.
Prior to the installation, a Master Electrician will go over the installation plans with you, reviewing pictures and notes, and answering any questions you may have.
Once all work is completed, we will clean the work area of debris and haul it away. Once this is done, the Master Electrician will go over the operation of the standby system and will answer any questions you might have. Then, we will simulate a real power outage to test your new generator. Finally, we will enter the generator and transfer switch information into our system so that our technicians will have it available 24/7 if needed. Your generator warranty will then be activated.