Whether a whole-home generator, transfer switches, installation, maintenance, or repair- Get Lit has you covered for all your backup power needs.

What is a Home Standby Generator?

Home Standby Generator provides power to your home during a power outage.  It’s installed outside of your home, and operates automatically.  Your home will have power again, within seconds of the outage.  The generator restores power to your home whether you’re home or not.  Critically, it runs without refueling, on your home’s natural gas.  It powers all of your essential home items, and is safe for your electronics.

Protect Your Home from Power Outages

The weather risks of downed power lines due to storms, hurricanes, lightning, and the infamous Nor’Easter. Power outages can lead to burst pipes, loss of lights, and spoiled food, putting your family at risk. We’ll visit your home and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

  • Power outages can be extremely difficult on older adults, who may have difficulty navigating a home without lights, or may need to power important medical devices
  • Households in the US can experience as many as five power outages annually

Get Lit Electrical’s technicians specialize in the design, installation and service of home standby generators.  We offer multiple types of generators, and the ability to design a custom solution that fits your needs and budget.

How much does a Home Standby Generator cost?

Unfortunately, there are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for homeowners considering a home standby generator.  Cost varies, and depends on a number of factors:

  • the size of the generator
  • the size of your existing electrical service
  • the location of the generator
  • gas piping requirements
  • …and other factors

A site visit is required to provide pricing for each project.  This site visit is included with your FREE ESTIMATE.  When you contact Get Lit Electrical, we’ll ask you some questions, detail our generator installation process, and provide you with a rough estimate for your project, prior to scheduling the site visit.

Why should I purchase a Home Standby Generator instead of a portable generator?

Home Standy Generators provide a certain peace of mind, providing power for your essentials whenever you lose power, at the moment you lose it.  In contrast, portable generators typically only provide power for the bare essentials, and before it can do that, someone has to get it out of storage, hook it up, start it, and constantly re-fuel it.  What if you’re not home when the power goes out?  Who will hook up and start up the portable generator?  Portable generators may be cheap and convenient, but they leave you vulnerable to power outages in ways that home standby generators do not.  Critical medical devices, food stored in refrigerators and freezers, are among the many things that can be adversely affected by even brief outages.  Home standby generators start up automatically when you lose power (or soon after), protecting your essentials in a way simply not possible with portable generators.

How do I choose a generator contractor?

Choosing the best contractor can be difficult. Many will choose the lowest cost option, only to be disappointed.  Lower cost often equates to inexperience, project delays, low quality equipment, poor service, or any number of other results.  Get Lit Electrical has a reputation for quality and customer service, built over the years of customer relationships.  We are passionate about providing quality installations, and we’ll be available for service and warranty work after the project is completed.  All of our installations are guaranteed, installed per code, and inspected to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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