Whether you need temporary power for medical, heating, cooling or electrical reasons, turn to The Home Depot’s electricians for home generator installation. As the #1 distributor and installer of emergency standby generators, we handpick local generator installation professionals who meet the highest standards for experience, know-how and customer service to get the right standby generator for you. We screen and perform background checks on all of our generator installers before we send them out on any job, to ensure they have all applicable licenses and insurance.
Backed by at least a one-year service warranty, we offer liquid- or air-cooled generators to keep your essential appliances working seamlessly when the power goes out. We’ll help with your home-energy assessment and find the most efficient home generator for you and your budget. If you qualify for The Home Depot’s Project Loan, you can have an automatic standby generator installed for as little as $125 per month (based on average generator & installation cost). When you hire The Home Depot for your generator installation, you can feel confident we’ll get the job done right and stand behind our work.
How Standby Generators Work
When utility power and electricity is lost – whether it’s due to a storm, equipment failure, or something else – your installed standby generator is ready to help keep your home running smoothly. Always in standby mode, the generator will sense the power is out and turn on automatically to restore electricity within seconds! While everyone else is left in the dark, your standby generator quickly restores electricity in your home to keep your appliances, lights, and other electrical equipment operating normally. When utility power returns, the generator senses the change and returns to standby mode, ready for the next emergency.
Installing a Home Generator
If you’re interested in a home generator, a local service provider will come out and give a free in-home consultation to determine the ideal generator size for your home and needs. Depending on the extent of your standby power needs, our generators can power everything from air conditioning units to security systems and kitchen appliances with no refueling or extension cords needed.
During setup, your installer will also help determine the best placement for your generator outside the home. Some details our generator installer will look for:
• A clear space with open airflow to provide ample room for potential service and maintenance in the future;
• Ensuring the unit is located near the fuel supply but away from the dangers of rising water;
• The standby generator should sit flat – with a couple of inches of space on each side – on a secure bed of gravel, crushed stone, or even a small concrete pad, if desired.
After safely installing and connecting the gas line, the local installer will check for leaks to ensure your generator is properly installed and ready to act as an emergency power source for your home. Despite applying battery power during installation, the generator still needs to be activated via prompts during a system setup. Once activated by the installer, your new generator will be ready to automatically turn on in the event of a power outage.
Emergency Backup Generators
The Home Depot installs whole-house backup power solutions that manage your home’s emergency power needs with a flexible, low cost platform from leading brands like Briggs & Stratton, Generac, and Kohler. Let us install a home generator capable of handling life’s emergencies for you today!