Backup Generator Installation in Milwaukee

Need a backup power solution for your business or residential home? Make sure you are prepared for unpredictable, extreme weather and occasional power outages that can occur at any moment. With over 20 years of experience, our master electricians at Integrated Building Systems can help you with backup generator installation to help keep you prepared and at ease during worst-case scenarios.

What are the Benefits of Backup Generator Installation?

  • Heating and Cooling stay intact: heavy storms have a high potential of cutting all power in a residential neighborhood. Having the ability to keep you and your family comfortable during such an event can be crucial. An intense winter storm, for example, can damage a power grid which can leave you stuck in freezing temperatures for extended periods.
  • No losses from your business: having an outage can be terrible for your business and can cost thousands in lost revenue. Make sure that your company is prepared for the worst-case scenario so that you can stay operational during the event.
  • Keeps your food from rotting: keeping your food supply fresh can go a long way when there’s a power outage. This is especially the case if your home is hit by a severe storm. Having a backup generator will prepare you because your refrigerator and other electronics will be fully functional.

Different types of Generators

There are many kinds of generators on the market, but natural gas and liquid propane setups are the most common for fuel sources.  Some generators run on gasoline or diesel but dealing with these two types of fuel can become problematic over time if your fuel gets old. You want your backup generator to start when you need it. Bad gas can prevent it from starting, so we recommend the more common options.

Natural Gas vs. Propane Generators

It is important what type of fuel you’ll be using when planning the installation of a backup power source for your home or business.

Propane: This source of fuel is an excellent option for homeowners and businesses. Some of the advantages of using this source are its long shelf life, easy to obtain, running quietly, and burning clean. The disadvantages of propane are that it’s very flammable and more expensive to operate than natural gas.

Natural Gas: This fuel is another excellent choice to consider when planning the installation of a new unit. Like propane, natural gas generators are clean burning and run quietly. However, natural gas has the edge over propane when it comes to cost and convenience. The disadvantages can occur during a natural disaster or server storms as uprooted trees can damage gas lines.

Backup Generator Installation and Your Home’s Value

In addition to the peace of mind you gain knowing that your home’s essential systems will remain operating during a power outage, installing a whole-house backup generator can also translate to significant cost savings.

In the competitive real estate market, properties equipped with backup generators are increasingly sought after. Consumer Reports notes that a whole-house generator can boost your home’s value by up to 5%. Moreover, according to a 2014 report by Remodeling Magazine, the installation of a backup generator can yield a remarkable 150% return on investment. For instance, a $10,000 investment in a generator installation could potentially increase your home value by up to $15,000.

Along with boosted home protection and increased home value potential, generator installation could provide homeowners with insurance savings. By ensuring essential systems like sump pumps, central air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators remain operational during power outages, you shield your home from potentially severe damage and associated insurance claims.

A professionally installed generator for your home can sometimes allow you to save on insurance premiums, as well. Some insurance providers provide discounts when you safeguard your appliances from power failure and power surges. Secure your home with added value and savings by trusting professionals for the installation of your whole house generator.

What Type of Brand Should You Use for Your Home or Business?

Our electricians are capable of installing any type of generator brand; because of this, we have tried several generator brands over the years but have found that Generac has proven itself to be the easiest to install and is very reliable and readily available

Backup Generators Capable of Supporting Electrical Panels

Many models of generators are capable of backing up an entire home’s electrical panels. This is a great feature because it allows you to go about living your life with mild restrictions during a utility power outage.

Upgraded Generators for EV Charging

If you have an electric car, you may want to upsize your Generac generator so you can charge your electric vehicle as well. Need an EV charger installation or upgrade? Our licensed electricians are trained to install units to fix your needs professionally.

Also, as electric vehicle batteries increase in size and output, it may be possible in the near future to plug your vehicle into your house and feed power from your vehicle’s batteries into your home for backup power.

Contact Us For High-Quality Backup Generator Installation

Why do customers choose us for professional generator installation?

Our licensed electricians work hard to make sure that you receive quality service. We guarantee high-quality professionalism to ensure that our customers are satisfied with the outcome of our work. In addition to our friendly presence and strong work ethic, we don’t just get the job done, we do it right! This includes things like:
Proper wiring and installation: we pay close attention to detail to make sure that your backup generator is installed properly and that there is no exposed or messy wiring, to ensure optimal design and minimal hazards.
We get the job done in an efficient and timely manner: our professionals are effective at what they do. In order to achieve this, we perform proper preparation before and at the work site. We are as organized and clean as possible with all our projects while completing the task at hand within its projected timeline. After the project is complete, we make sure not to leave any mess behind and conduct all safety measures when our work is completed.

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