Do I Need an Electrician to Install a Generator?

Aug 11, 2021

Power outages are more common in some areas than others, but when you are affected by one it’s always a large inconvenience. With Vancouver’s increasingly hot temperatures throughout the summer, and dropping temperatures throughout the winter, there never is a good time to lose all power and all your heating/cooling capabilities. Bringing in a licensed electrician to install a generator will save you both time and potential problems.

Installing a generator within your home can be a very daunting task if you do not have extensive experience. Having the correct size of generator for your space is crucial, and generators are certainly not one size fits all. Generators can range from 6,000 watts to 40,000 watts. A professional electrician will be able to assess the size of your home and know what size generator will work adequately. 

Another factor in determining the generator you want for your home is the usage you are looking to get from it. Not everyone will need to have full power throughout the home in the event of a power outage, perhaps you’re just looking to power the necessities such as your heating system, a few select lights, and any needed electrically-powered medical equipment. Assessing your needs accurately will allow the electrician to determine which generator will work best for your specific needs.

Finally, ensuring all the connections between the generator and your electrical system are secured correctly is not a simple task when installing a generator. By having an experienced electrician complete this process, you are eliminating the risk of your generator not firing up when you need it most. A licensed electrician will also make sure to keep your generator up to local electrical codes. 

Since 2003, our team of experts at AJ’s Electrical Service & Repair have been assisting customers throughout the Lower Mainland with their electrical needs. Big or small jobs, we strive to provide prompt, professional service at a price you can afford. With over 60 years of combined experience, we are fully bonded and insured with honest, courteous, and reliable technicians that make every minute count, complete on time, and on budget. Contact us today!

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