Emergency Standby Generator Repair And Installation For Your Salt Lake City Area Home

Generator installation and repairIt is important to stay connected in today’s world. Captain Electric of Utah likes to offer Salt Lake City residents peace of mind with whole home generators. We offer completely automatic emergency home standby generators. These units have state-of-the-art automatic transfer switches as well as maintenance packages. We have a variety of packages to offer for your standby generator. Give us a call to get more information or to get started today.

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Captain Electric, LLC is proud to provide whole home generators to Alpine, American Fork, Bountiful, Draper, Springville, Layton, Ogden, Orem, Park City, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy and other areas in Utah County and Wasatch Front.

Here’s what you’ll get when you choose Captain Electric of Utah for your generator maintenance needs:

  • Hassle-free Maintenance – Don’t even worry about it! We’ve got you covered. We keep track of what needs to be done with your generator and when it needs to happen. We will reach out to you when your annual standby generator service is needed.
  • We Are Prepared – No messing around. Our technicians will arrive at your home prepared and ready to go. We have fully stocked vans that are ready to tackle any obstacles. The electricians at Captain Electric of Utah are professional and friendly – we include a spotless work site on completion.
  • Generator Installation – Our technicians have been called the most competent electricians in the Salt Lake City generator installation market. They are licensed electricians who are knowledgeable and trained for installing standby generators.
  • Generator Repair – Not only does Captain Electric of Utah install generators and perform generator maintenance, we also repair whole home generators. We install and maintain various parts associated with generators.
  • Emergency Services – Captain Electric is proud to offer 24/7 emergency services to our generator customers. No matter what the weather or circumstance, we will get to you to get your power back on!
Whole Home Generators in Salt Lake City

Whole Home Generators Features include:

  • Automatic transfer switch
  • Automatic safety shutdowns
  • Automatic exerciser
  • Main line circuit breaker
  • Hour meter
  • 4 year warranty
  • Maintenance packages

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Yearly Generator Maintenance Services

It is very important to maintain your generator. With unpredictable weather, unreliability of utility companies, and to ensure safety, Salt Lake City residents need to be sure that their whole home generator systems are ready to go in a moment’s notice. Who knows when the next big snow storm will knock out your power?

Over time, whole home generators begin to deteriorate. There are many elements that go into making a generator work – belts, hoses, fluids, oils. Salt Lake City generator owners need to be sure that these items are all in working order. The only way to be sure that your generator will be ready when the power goes out is to perform regular generator maintenance.

Luckily for Salt Lake City residents, Captain Electric of Utah is here to save the day. Our technicians are trained to ensure that all generators in Salt Lake City are ready to go when the lights go out.

What’s all included in annual generator maintenance?

In short terms, a lot. There are many things that have to be inspected, cleaned, added, and possibly replaced. Below are a few lists that will give you a little insight on to what your generator electrician will do during maintenance.


Oil filter base
Ignition coil
Plug caps
Cooling system
Clean air filter
Mechanical switch-gear and mechanism
Engine and electrical safety shutdown devices
Engine Gaskets
Fuel regulation
Engine belts, hoses, and clamps
Engine and battery heaters
Fan guard
Any excessive noises or vibrations
Engine, alternator, control wiring
Dampers, louvers, air intakes
Power terminals and lugs
Control board wiring and connections


Air filter and pre-cleaner
Battery posts


Radiator liquid
Water to electrolyte


Oil filter
Spark plugs
Fuel filters
Engine battery
Internal fuel hose
ATS battery (if applicable)

Just like a car, there is also recommend services. Every three to four years the engine battery, as well as the ATS battery (if applicable), should be replaced. If you own a liquid-cooled generator, the cooling system should be serviced every four to five years. The internal fuel hose should be replaced every six to seven years. Finally, if you are actively running your generator, the exhaust and intake valves should be adjusted every 300 to 400 hours of run time.

This can be a lot to take in for first time whole home generators owners. The team at Captain Electric of Utah will help ease your mind. Give us a call with any questions you may have. Our excellent customer service representatives will answer any questions you may have – before, during, and after your generator installation.

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Whole Home Generators Warranty Services

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Generac Generator Warranty

Captain Electric of Utah is proud to now offer a 7 year warranty on Generac Generators through Generac in Salt Lake City. This $700 value is now free to Captain Electric of Utah customers. This warranty covers parts and labor up to 7 years from installation date. Call us now for more details!

Honeywell Generator Warranty

In addition to installing Generac Generators, Captain Electric of Utah also installs and maintains Honeywell Generators. To give our customers peace of mind, we are offering a 5 year comprehensive warranty on air-cooled emergency generators.

Whole Home Generators FAQs

Captain Electric of Utah has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions on whole home generators. These are the questions we have received the most when taking calls for standby generators. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call!

What home generator to buy?

The technicians at Captain Electric of Utah are trained to install Generac Generators and Honeywell Generators between 11kw – 22kw. If you are unsure what generator you need, our electricians can recommend the best one to fit your home or business. We will carefull assess your needs and your budget and compare it with the available models. Give us a call today to get more information on your generator installation!

How to install home generator?

When you call us, we will start planning your project. We are prepared to create a unique solution for you because we know that each home or business is different and has different needs. Captain Electric of Utah knows that each job deserves attention and careful design. We will take the time to make sure your needs are met by creating the perfect automatic generator set up.

The first step is to assess your plans and energy consumption. The size of your home or business are factored into this as well as the placement of the generator. Should it be needed, we will pour the concrete pad and purchase all the equipment that is necessary for the generator installation. When our electricians are completed, your home will be prepared and protected from whatever weather may come your way.

Home generator will not start?

If your home generator will not start, it’s time for some basic generator troubleshooting. Here are some causes to the problem and some tips to get your generator up and running:

Problem: Generator Spark Plugs
Damaged spark plugs can cause a lot of problems. They make crack, burn out, or develop build up. If this is the case, you must replace the spark plug.

How to Fix: Inspect the spark plug. If you see signs of damage, replace it. If there are no signs of damage, use a spark plug tester. There should be a clear, strong spark between the tester and the spark plug. If there is no spark, it needs replaced.

Problem: Generator Carburetor
When left alone, ingredients in the fuel evaporate and leave the fuel thicker and stickier. Fuel left in whole home generators for long periods of time will cause the carburetor to become clogged and prevent the engine from starting.

How to Fix: Clean out the carburetor with specialized cleaner. If cleaning does not help you may need to replace the carburetor.

Problem: Generator Ignition Coil
The generator ignition coil is an integral part of the generator. When the engine is running the coil sends voltage to the spark plug. If this is not working, the engine may not start.

How to Fix: Before replacing or testing the ignition coil be sure to check that the spark plug is work. After you ensure the spark plug is working, test the ignition coil with a tester. If it is a bad coil, you must replace it.

There are various other reason why a generator won’t start. You can check this website to see your issue is listed. If your troubleshooting efforts have gone awry, you can give the team at Captain Electric of Utah a call. We will be happy to help out!

What does a home generator cost?

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the cost of a generator. It will greatly depend on the amount of energy needed, the actual generator you want, site preparation, as well as other information. These are all things that the technicians at Captain Electric of Utah will discuss with you.

If you would like to get a rough estimate before you get started, check the chart below for some pricing options.

Mid-Size Generator12 to 20 kWGood for those who need to heat home during cold weather$4000 to $10,000
Large Generator22 kWCan power a whole home$9000 to $15,000

Remember that the cost of your generator will greatly vary based on your situation and needs. Be sure to give us a call before you get started to get a more exact price.

What size home generator do I need?

The size of the generator depends on what you’re looking to power in your home or business. The more you need to power, the larger the generator you need. Below you will find a list of things that are powered by different size generators.

Small Portable Generator
3,000 watts to 4,000 watts
Powers basic appliances:

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Sump Pump
  • Multiple Lights
  • Television

Mid-Size Portable Generator or Small Standby Generator
5,000 watts to 8,500 watts
Powers everything a small generator covers, plus:

  • Portable heater
  • Computer
  • Heating System
  • Second Pump
  • Even More Lighting

Large Portable Generator
10,000 watts
Powers all of the above, plus:

  • Small Water Heater
  • Central Air Conditioner
  • Electric Range

Large Standby Generator
10,000 watts to 15,000 watts
Everything mentioned above gets powered, plus:

  • Clothes Washer
  • Electric Dryer

If you’re still unsure about the size of generator you need for your home or business, give Captain Electric of Utah a call today. We are happy to discuss the options that best suit your needs!

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Whole Home Generators was last modified: February 17th, 2022 by Brian Hortin