FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE STANDBY GENERATORS
Purchasing and installing a whole home generator is a sizable investment for most Maine and New Hampshire homeowners. We are here to answer your questions. Having performed thousands of standby generator installations in New Hampshire and Maine over the years, we have seen just about everything there is to see! This page is your directory to the answer any questions you might have about the home generator installation process, and feel free to contact us if you have a question that is not listed here.
WHAT IS A WHOLE HOME GENERATOR?
A whole home generator, otherwise known as a standby generator or backup generator, provides power to your home in the event of a power outage.
ARE BACKUP GENERATORS IN NH AND MAINE NECESSARY?
Standby generators in NH & Maine are becoming increasingly popular because residents want to control their own power. Instead of relying on the grid and having to wait days (or weeks) for power to be restored, having a backup generator in NH an Maine is a much safer option.
DOES A BACKUP GENERATOR MAKE MY HOME SAFER?
You bet. In the event of a power outage, you’re likely to lose your heating source. Unless you have a wood stove, or some other heat source that does not rely on electricity, your house can freeze in the event of a power loss. This often leads to frozen pipes which can burst and cause a major mess and inconvenience.
DOES A HOME GENERATOR KEEP MY FAMILY SAFER?
It absolutely does. Power outages are a pain, especially if you’re a parent looking after young kids. Imagine how difficult life would get if you lost power for a week and didn’t have access to basic amenities like warm water and heat. By day 2, you’d be kicking yourself for not being prepared with a home generator. Get on it now.
DOES A STANDBY GENERATOR NEED TO BE SHOVELED OUT IF THERE IS A SNOW STORM?
Yes, a standby generator should always be shoveled out. You want to keep snow 1-2 feet away from your backup generator.
WHY IS MY STANDBY GENERATOR RUNNING EVEN THOUGH THERE’S NO POWER OUTAGE?
Your standby home generator will “exercise” typically once per week. So there’s no need to be alarmed when it turns on seemingly “out of nowhere.”
ARE THERE ANY FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR STANDBY GENERATORS IN MAINE?
Yes, as a matter of fact, we have excellent payment plans for standby generators available in Maine. You can get set up on a backup generator payment plan over a multitude of terms financing terms.
WHAT KIND OF FUEL DO MAINE STANDBY GENERATORS USE?
The bulk of Maine backup generators use propane, but others run on natural gas. If you’d like to discuss your standby generator fuel options, contact us and we can schedule a site visit to discuss.
DO YOU OFFER NO MONEY DOWN FINANCING FOR BACKUP GENERATORS?
You bet! All of our Maine whole home generator payment plans offer a zero money down option, meaning you can actually get your standby generator installed without putting up even a dollar up front.
HOW LONG DO MAINE STANDBY GENERATOR INSTALLATIONS TAKE?
Generator installations in Maine can take as little as a few day or can be as long as a few months depending on permitting, scheduling, and weather considerations.
WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IN A GENERATOR INSTALLATION IN MAINE?
The first step is simple: you call us! We will set up a visit during which we discuss how big your generator needs to be, where exactly it will be located, and a variety of other factors. We will then schedule delivery of your generator, and will help you contact your local gas company and secure all of the necessary permits.