Standby Generator, Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Beat Power Outages by Installing a Standby Generator

In the last 10 years, blizzards and hurricanes have hit the Chesapeake Bay region several times. It is unpredictable when severe weather will lead to a power outage that can leave you without electricity for days.

Fortunately, a homeowner can beat the next power outage by hiring a licensed electrician experienced in installing emergency standby generators. These units can detect loss of electricity from the local utility and can activate themselves within seconds. This way your home will have the power it needs to keep you and your family comfortable and safe.

Easy and Affordable Installation

A lot of homeowners have thought about buying and installing a standby generator. However, some hesitate because they think it will take a lot of time, effort, and expense. The key is finding a licensed electrician who is the right fit then consulting with this professional about buying the right size generator within your budget.

Averaging in size for typical residences from 10kW to 20kW, the price range for a residential standby generator is approximately $2,700 to $5,000. Working with a licensed electrician, a homeowner can choose the most important circuits that will be powered during an outage and purchase a generator of a certain size capable of providing enough electricity for the most essential needs.

Installation Basics

The installation process begins with the proper placement of a standby generator on top of a pad that meets local building codes. This will involve leveling the grade, installing the composite pad, and setting the generator on top of it.

The electrician then installs a conduit, wiring, and a transfer switch that will connect to a home’s electrical service. When electricity from the utility is lost, the standby generator will start and smoothly restore power to your home.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

• Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
• Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
• Electrical Service & Repair
• Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.