This is the ideal option for large homes, regular travellers, homes with finished basements, medical equipment users (ex: dialysis), and EV owners. This type is also ideal for rural residents, where utilities can take longer to restore.
Kraun often has some standby generators on hand, but the lead time for more can take weeks to months. A standby generator installation costs between $10k - $25k. The price ranges widely based on the home's size, the unit's size, placement, and other factors. All units have a manufacturer's warranty and are backed by 1-year parts and labour warranty by Kraun.
Things to consider when installing a generator
Placement - Generators are loud. Finding a location that doesn’t disrupt you or your neighbours is important. Also, the closer the electric and gas hookups, the lower the cost.
Maintenance and upkeep costs - Since generators are engines, they have air filters, oil, spark plugs, and other crucial parts, which need maintenance to function well. Fortunately, with Kraun’s generator maintenance packages, there’s no need to worry. We offer three reasonably priced maintenance packages to keep everything running smoothly.
Bottom line: Do you need a home generator?
A generator is a significant investment in your home, but it is well worth it. Consider the costs of recovering from a flood in your home (replacing flooring, drywall, furniture, appliances, and mold prevention). Moreover, there is immense value in protecting your home, safety, and comfort in inclement weather. Lastly, to sweeten the deal, an automatic generator can add 3-5% more value to your home, and some insurance companies have given 4-10% discounts on homeowner policies!
If you’re interested in a backup generator, we provide FREE consultations and quotes for installation. Please contact us to find out how we can serve you. We can’t wait to get started.