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Installation Of ANY Make or Model of Generator For Your Needs!

A&J Generator & Equipment, LLC can install any make or model of generator for your needs. Whether you’d like a whole homegenerator in case of a power outage in your home or your hospital relies on generators in emergency situations, we can sell and install a reliable, high-powered generator for your home or business. We sell products from the best brands on the market, including Eaton, Generac, Briggs & Stratton, GE and Zenith.

Generator Installation FAQs

How do I correctly size a generator for my home?

When determining what size generator you will need, it is important to imagine your home without power. Some power outages are short and only last a few hours, while some could last for days or weeks. It is important to think about your day to day life and what is your family going to need to have access to during a power outage. There are smaller generator products available to cover just the essential circuits in your home. There are also larger systems that can cover virtually all of your home. Most generators have a transfer switch that contains a pre-determined number of circuits based on your generator’s power rating. Each circuit directly matches a circuit on your circuit breaker panel. This will provide direct electricity to your pre-determined circuits. Larger units that provide power to the whole house will ensure that no circuit is left un-powered, so all appliances and electricity in your house should be available every minute of the power outage.

Do Generators Need to Be Maintained?

Yes, all generators need to be maintained. The periodic maintenance, such as oil and filter changes, allows for maximum performance and assures the reliability of your generator. It is recommended that you have your generator unit serviced approximately every six months or for every 100 hours of generator operation. This maintenance will help prolong the life of your generator and make sure that any issues with the generator are resolved before a power outage exposes the problem.

Can I install a generator myself?

It is not recommended to install a generator by yourself.  While some generator systems may come prepackaged and pre-wired with thorough installation instructions, it is still recommended that a generator specialist or licensed contractor installs your unit. There are state, local, and national electrical codes that generators, especially non pre-wired or larger systems, need to follow. Working with a generator specialist or contractor is the best way to ensure that you are following those codes. Also, because generators are electrical systems, it is much safer to have an experienced professional handle the installation.

Where can I buy a generator?

Generators can be purchased from most home improvement retailers, or through any local generator specialist. It is recommended to purchase your generator through a generator specialist, as they can provide expertise in the generator selection in addition to installation.

Fully Customized Cost Effective Generator Installation

Instead of providing a cookie-cutter generator, A&J Generator & Equipment, LLC gives you a fully-customized and cost-effective system. Following a personalized assessment of your power needs, our licensed and insured team will provide prompt installation to your home or business. Our technicians will outline the entire installation process for you. You’ll be able to see our expert team work firsthand.

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To find out what brand and model will best fit your residential or commercial property, simply call one of our knowledgeable representatives. We have over 25 years of experience and can complete generator installation for homeowners, hospitals, industrial sites, contractors, elder care facilities, and so many other customers.

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More Generator Installation FAQs

How does a backup home generator work?

A backup home generator is an electrical system that automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical system in the event of a power outage. A backup home generator operates whether you are in your home or away. The generator operates on natural gas or propane and sits outside of your home, similar to an air conditioning unit. Once power returns to your home, the generator will automatically turn off until the next power outage.

Can I use a generator instead of a utility service?

No, a backup home generator is not designed to replace utility services. Generators are built to provide backup electricity in the event that utility power is not available due to a power outage. Not only are generator units not built to provide primary power, but the fuel costs to run the generator year round would make it more expensive than utility power.

What is the expected life of a generator engine?

If properly maintained, the engine of your generator can last for over 20 years of power outages. It is important to keep in mind that these units need routine maintenance every 6 months or for every 100 hours of use. The reason that these engines can last for so long is that they are only used occasionally, and not 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

What is an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)

An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) senses the interruption to the power supply in your home and transfers power from the primary source (such as utility power) to the secondary source (your generator). When power is restored, the automatic transfer switch will transfer power from the generator back to the primary source of energy. 

Briggs & Stratton:

We are a certified Briggs & Stratton dealer. We put our name behind Briggs & Stratton because they have proven to us over our 20+ years to be the best generator as well as incredible support services. Did you know that GE Generators is now Briggs & Stratton? Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washer, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

Generac:

Mobile line of powerful, high-quality light towers, trailer-mounted mobile generators and combination units are designed and built for a variety of industries and the most demanding environments. Generac also pioneered the residential power washer category, putting the power to clean into the hands of homeowners. Today, Generac features a full line of innovative, industry-leading generators and power washers suitable for virtually any application, including the toughest commercial and industrial environments.