Whole House Generator Solutions for all of Connecticut

Enjoy the peace of mind, reliability, and convenience of a whole house generator.

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Hard wired generator into my breaker panel and upgraded to 200 amp service. I was a little concerned about electricians putting back the finishing on the outside of the house, siding, trim, etc. It looks AMAZING! Great communications, on time, friendly service, explained everything! I always choose a well rated local business, can't go wrong - A+

Mary Graf in Tolland, CT

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Why get a whole house generator?

When the power goes out, life goes back to normal.

POWER YOUR

  • Home Office
  • Wifi for the kids
  • Sleep/Elderly Care Devices

Why have AJP Electric install your generator?

400+ Five star reviews and counting.

REASONS

  • Turn key installation
  • We cordinate gas hook up
  • Site preperation
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How It Works

  • We book an onsite visit at your convenience
  • You tell us about your concerns and plans
  • We give you a FREE estimate after discussing your goals and concerns

  • Coordinate with gas company
  • Pull permit with town
  • Install new generator and transfer switch
  • Commission generator
  • Customer walkthrough

  • Run generator after utility loss
  • Test under full load
  • Inspection from town is arranged

7 Steps to a Smooth Home Generator Installation in Connecticut

AJP Electric, Your Generac Generator Experts in Hartford, CT

19 years in business, thousands of clients, one mission… powering homes & businesses.

In the heart of New England, Connecticut homeowners are no strangers to the whims of Mother Nature. From nor'easters to summer storms, the weather can turn from blissful to brutal in the blink of an eye, often leaving residents without power. This is where the trusty home generator comes into play - not just as a convenience, but as a necessity. Our guide aims to navigate you through the journey of purchasing and installing a home generator, ensuring that you're well-prepared for whatever the weather gods might throw your way.

  1. Assessing Your Power Needs
    Before diving into the world of generators, it's crucial to play a bit of Goldilocks and find out just how much power is "just right" for your home. This step involves determining the energy requirements of essential appliances and gadgets you can't do without during an outage. Calculating the combined wattage (including both starting and running watts) of these items will give you a clear picture. If numbers and calculations aren't your cup of tea, fear not! Consulting with a professional can provide you with an accurate assessment without the headache.
  2. Understanding Local Regulations and Obtaining Permits
    Navigating the bureaucratic jungle of regulations and permits can be daunting, but it's a vital step in the generator installation process. Connecticut has its own set of rules regarding noise, zoning, and environmental impact that you'll need to familiarize yourself with. Obtaining the necessary permits before beginning installation is not just about following the law; it's about respecting your community and environment. Consider this step as laying the groundwork for a hassle-free project.
  3. Choosing the Right Type of Generator
    Now, onto the exciting part - selecting your generator! This decision is more than just picking the shiniest model; it's about finding the perfect match for your home's needs and lifestyle. Standby versus portable, gas-powered versus solar - each has its pros and cons. Factors like fuel availability, maintenance, and costs will play significant roles in your decision-making process. Think of it as matchmaking for your home's energy needs!
  4. Selecting a Professional Installer
    The importance of choosing the right installer cannot be overstated. This is the person who will ensure your generator is not just installed but integrated into your home safely and efficiently. Look for someone with certification, experience, and a good reputation in Connecticut. A reliable installer is like a good neighbor - there when you need them and equipped with the expertise to keep your lights on.
  5. Preparing for Installation
    Before the big day arrives, there's a bit of housekeeping to be done. Ensuring the installation area is clear and accessible will make the installer's job easier and the process smoother. This step is also the perfect time to discuss the nitty-gritty details with your installer, like where your new generator will live and how it will be connected to your home's electrical system. Think of it as setting the stage for your generator's grand debut.
  6. The Installation Process
    The installation process is where the magic happens. From laying the generator pad to connecting fuel lines and integrating the system with your home's electrical panel, each step is crucial. While you won't be doing the heavy lifting, having an understanding of the process will help you appreciate the transformation taking place. It's a bit like watching a home renovation show, except the star of the show is your new generator!
  7. Maintenance and Safety Tips
    Like any significant investment, a generator requires care and attention to keep it running smoothly. Regular maintenance, such as routine inspections and servicing, will ensure your generator is always ready when you need it most. And when it comes to safety, there are important guidelines to follow to prevent hazards. This step is about embracing the responsibility that comes with being a generator owner - a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Embarking on the journey of installing a home generator in Connecticut can seem overwhelming at first glance. However, armed with the right knowledge and steps, you can navigate the process with ease and confidence. Remember, preparation is key, from assessing your power needs to maintaining your new generator.

Generators & Installs FAQ's

First, check the basics, such as fuel levels and circuit breakers. If the problem persists, contact a professional service provider. Do not attempt to repair the generator yourself if you're not trained to do so, as this could be dangerous.

While it's technically possible, installing a generator involves electrical work and adherence to local codes and safety standards. It's strongly recommended to hire a professional installer to ensure the job is done safely and correctly.

Regular maintenance schedules vary by model, but it's generally recommended to perform maintenance at least once a year. This includes checking the battery, changing the oil, and ensuring all components are in good working order.

Standby generators are permanently installed and automatically power your home during an outage. Portable generators are temporary solutions that require manual setup and operation. Standby generators offer more convenience and reliability but at a higher cost.

Yes, you may need to obtain building and electrical permits, depending on your locality's regulations. It's essential to check with your local building department or a professional installer to understand the specific requirements for your area.

Calculate the total wattage of essential appliances and electronics you need during an outage. Include both starting and running watts in your calculation. If unsure, consult with a professional to assess your home's specific needs accurately.

Installs typically start at $8000 which does not include the gas hookup.

Generac recommends maintenance after the first 25 hours of runtime and each successive 200 hours of runtime. We suggest yearly maintenance under normal conditions.

Generac provides a 5 year LIMITED warranty. We suggest our customers purchase a 5/7/10 year FULL warranty.

A typical installation would take 1 day. We will coordinate with the gas company to install propane tanks or gas piping for natural gas hookup before the generator is installed. Sometimes the gas hookup will take place after generator installation.

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