Installing a Generator in NH? Read This First.

Everyone agrees that having a generator in NH is a good idea. Although other regions have more extreme weather conditions, we get our fair share, especially in the winter. If you have had enough of dealing with power outages due to snow, ice, downed trees, and other effects of winter weather, it’s time to call an electrician to install a generator. There are several things, however, you have to take into consideration before installing your generator. Luckily, you have the experts at Chamberlin Electric to help you!


Here’s what you need to know about installing a generator in NH.


Generator Size

The size of the generator that you need depends on the wattage requirements of the appliances and systems that you want it to power. Oversizing or under-sizing the generator can lead to inefficiency or inadequate power. To ensure that you install the right size generator, an electrician will come to your home to assess your needs and determine how much power you need the generator to generate.


Fuel Source

Standby generators typically run on propane or natural gas, so you have to consider which fuel source is more affordable and more readily available. Depending on where you live, you may not have a choice, but it is still important to know what fuel will power your generator. That information will give you a more realistic estimate of how much it will cost to install and operate a generator for your home.


Installation Location

Before you can install a generator, you have to determine where you will place it. It needs to be positioned on a stable, level surface with adequate ventilation to prevent exhaust fumes from entering your home. Generators also become very hot when they are running, so you want to keep it clear of anything that the heat could damage. For maintenance purposes, you also need to position the generator in an easily accessible area. An electrician will identify the best places on your property to place the generator so you can make an informed decision.


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Install a Generator in NH with Chamberlin Electric

Take the stress out of winter storms by installing a generator. To ensure you are getting the best service, work with the NH generator experts at Chamberlin Electric. We are a certified Generac dealer, and our technicians are trained in the installation and maintenance of Generac generators.


Contact us at (603) 595-9473 to learn more about installing a generator for your home.