Electricity flows through our homes effortlessly and silently, which often causes us to forget how crucial it is to our everyday health, happiness and safety until it’s suddenly threatened. Our family’s need for hot water, heat, air conditioning, home appliances and plumbing is unrealized until nature’s mood swings jeopardize our comfort.
Keeping your family safe, sound and protected in the event of an emergency or natural disaster is essential. An investment in a standby home generator can do just that.
At Sharpline Home Services we specialize in Kohler standby generator installations in residential and commercial settings. We strive to make the entire process of purchasing a power generator easy, effortless and enjoyable. Whether you are protecting your home, business, or both, we’ve got you covered.
The Basics of Standby Generators
A standby unit is permanently installed outside your home, much like an air conditioner unit. It is wired directly into your electrical system so that it can immediately provide power in the case of an outage.
Important details to note about standby units:
– Fixed in place
– Powers on and off automatically
– Exercises every week
– Always connected and ready – no activation needed in an emergency
– Requires a constant source of fuel – natural gas, propane, or large diesel tank
– The amount of power a standby unit can produce is dependent on the model.
Most standby generators do require permits and must be installed by a professional. Mazurek will happily secure all the necessary permits needed for you in our installation process.
Preparing Your Home for an Alternate Power Source
There are a few important factors to consider when determining what Kohler generator will serve your family or business best:
➢ Fuel source – If you choose to invest in a standby generator, we typically suggest using the fuel source you currently use to heat your home, or a fuel source readily available in your area. A Mazurek technician can help you make this decision when they visit your home.
➢ Power Draw – Don’t forget to determine the power needs your family has by using our Wattage Worksheet.
This will help us choose which Kohler generator best fits your family’s needs.
➢ Location – We recommend placing your new home generator near a fuel source and in a location that is flat and well ventilated with provisions for water drainage. Often, the location will require the installment of a small concrete pad that we can also pour and set for you. Your site visit will include inspection of the area where you’d like to install your new generator.
We can handle it all from start to finish, or you can be involved every step of the way. From ordering and delivery of your new Kohler generator, to securing local permits, pouring the mounting pad, and connecting your generator directly into your home, we’ll be there every step of the way.
When you choose Mazurek, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve got you covered from start to finish.
Download the Kohler Generator Product Pamphlet
There are many different standby generator sizes available. We can help you determine which size fits your needs. If you’d like to look over some of the options, you can download the pamphlet below.