Buying a Whole Home Standby Generator System
Buying a whole home standby generator system doesn’t have to be a stressful. We are a turnkey operation, and handle all permitting, and will either assist or take care of your generator fueling needs. There are a few key factors when installing a whole home standby generator. We have outlined those below.
Whole Home Standby Generator System & Installation Price Estimate
When buying a whole home generator system, Bos Electric will recommend best standby generator & module placement.
Pricing estimates will be based on:
Stand by Generator Cost.
Required transfer switch and modules.
Generator Installation cost – largely dependent on home electrical and fuel configuration.
Permit costs, labor and other incidental requirements.
In addition to the physical installation needs, Bo’s Electric will walk you through during your consultation, we will also discuss any home generator accessories you may want to consider purchasing along with your standby system and lastly what generator financing options are available to you.
Some variable which will determine the location of your Whole Home Standby Generator placement.
By Florida law, Generators are required to be a minimum of 18” from the wall. Generators must be a minimum of 5 feet from any opening, windows or doorways, and if elevated the generator cannot be within 5 feet from the soffit.
Whole Home Standby Generator System Installation: Prep & Installing
Bo’s Electric will also use the visit to decide which local permits you will need to legally install a standby generator system on your property. Bo’s Electric will also decide if your generator will require special placement on concrete slab or if any wiring will need to be buried underground from the home to the generator unit.
Bo’s Electric will obtain necessary permits.
Bo’s Electric will finalize installation requirements (concrete slab vs. underground wiring) and order necessary materials.
What to expect on Installation Day
Typically on what we call a back to back (meter is directly behind the main panel in garage) installation of your whole home standby generator system is usually a 2 day event. On the first day you can expect to have the hurricane concrete slab placed, and your generator set on top of it. The generator will not be anchored down to the slab till the gas installation has been finalized. Our technicians will also have in place your Automatic Transfer Switch, PVC from the Generator to the transfer switch and PVC from transfer switch through your outside wall to the main panel. We will alson have the whole home standby generator systems load shedding modules installed.
During the time between our two installations days, the LP or NG contractor will come and finalize the fuel installation, and have their inspections complete.
The second day of your generator installation may be a week or so after the first day. This is controlled by your local electric provider, LCEC of FPL. The main reason why is we would require a meter pull which can only legally be performed by the electric provider. On the second day we will have scheduled your meter pull, which will cut all power to the house so our technicians can re-route the main wires from your meter. Those main wires will then go from the meter to the Transfer switch, and from the transfer switch to the main inputs in your homes main panel. This could take a few hours, but we will try to have the power restored to the home as soon as possible. From there we will finalized our installation, and prepare for our shut down test, and show the proud owner how the entire system functions and powers their house.
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