Captain Electric is proud to partner with companies like Generac and Honeywell to offer expert generator installations in Bountiful. Don’t be left in the dark during a storm. Our technicians have gone through the training needed to get you up and running when you need power the most.
Professional Generator Installation Near Bountiful
Strong storms are the leading cause of power outages in North America. In fact, about 45% of reported lost power comes from a strong storm. 12% of outages are caused by snow and ice storms. With 54 inches of snow per year in Bountiful, the odds of a power outage causes by snow goes up. Don’t be left out in the cold!
You’re probably thinking, “What’s one good reason to install a generator?” Peace of mind. Electricity when you need it the most is one of the best reasons to install home generator. Think of a cold wintery night and suddenly the heat goes out because the snow was too heavy for some power lines. An automatic emergency generator will kick in and keep your home warm while the electricity is off.
How does a generator work?
When the electricity to your home is stopped for whatever reason — accident, surge, storm — the generator automatically detects the issue. Within a few seconds, your power is back up and running. You don’t even have to be home for this to happen. An automatic backup generator will keep your home up and running wherever you are.
Once the power is restored by the Bountiful utility provider, the generator switches itself off and allows the power to come from your provider.
How is an Bountiful generator installed?
Our team has installed and maintained generators for years. We have the installation process pretty solid now.
The first step is to find the best location to install your generator. We want to find a place where there will be enough room to perform maintenance. Keeping it close to a natural gas line may help save money.
Next is the actual installation process. When a location is picked, a concreate slab or pea gravel will be installed. This is to create a foundation for the generator.
Once the generator is installed on top of the foundation, the connection is created. The generator is connected to the fuel line and a transfer switch which will allow the generator to power on and off.
Finally, the technician will create a simulation of an outage to test that the generator is running correctly.
When you have Captain Electric help install a generator in your Bountiful home, you also get the added benefits of warranties! Right now we are offering two warranties:
Generac Generator Warranty
7 year warranty on Generac Generators through Generac. $700 value — free to all Captain Electric of Utah customers. This warranty covers parts and labor up to 7 years from installation date.
Honeywell Generator Warranty
5 year comprehensive warranty on air-cooled emergency generators.
If you are looking to have a generator installed in Bountiful, look no further! Give us a call to see what we can do for you!
Bountiful Generator Repair Services
As is with all appliances, generators can break down. When it does, you need to be sure you can have it fixed as quickly as possible. Our team of certified electricians can help you out.
Since we are a preferred installer of Generac and Honeywell generators, our technicians have the skills and knowledge necessary to get the job done.
It’s easy to forget about your generator until you need it. It’s something you don’t think about until the power goes out. If you notice that your generator isn’t working correctly, give us a call to schedule a technician to come out. They will inspect the exterior and interior of the generator to see what’s going on. During this inspection, all the cables, connections, and indicators will be checked.
What are common issues that require generator repairs?
- Wear and tear
- Dry or cracking belts
- Dead batteries
- Burnt coils or motor
- Engine failure
- Weather damage
- Cracked heads
Signs Your Generator Needs Repairs
How do you know if your generator needs repaired in the first place?
Damage is the first sign your generator may require repair. Any dents or scratches might have to be examined to make sure there is no internal damage. Loose debris falling to the ground can cause damage during a storm. Check for any loose pieces when looking at your generator.
It’s important to start your generator every once in a while. Periodic testing can kick issues in the behind. If you notice that your generator is starting slow or is having issues turning on, it may be time for a repair.
Damage to Electrical
Damage to the electrical components can also cause big issues. When you’re examining the exterior of the generator, make sure the wires, buttons, and connections are looking good as well. Just make sure, if you are touching any of the electrical, that the generator is powered off.
Common forms of liquid to look for are fuels and coolants. You generally can smell the fuel so if you notice any smells or see any leaks, it’s time to call a technician for help.
No matter what your issue is, if you think something might not be right with your generator, give us a call! We will send someone out to take a look and give you an assessment.
Yearly Generator Maintenance in Bountiful
In order to stop repairs from being necessary, yearly maintenance is recommended for your generator.
Over time, generators are prone to wear and tear. With a regularly scheduled maintenance, you can make sure to stop the issues before they become big problems. This is the only true way you know that your generator is ready for the call.
During a maintenance appointment with Captain Electric, our technicians will inspect and clean your generator. To see a full list of generator maintenance items, click here.
Our team is proud to provide comprehensive yearly generator maintenance in Bountiful. Be sure to call us today to see when we can stop by!