GENERATORS – Glen Davis Electric

Home Backup Generator Options

Our team at GDE can install, repair, and maintain a variety of home backup generators.  There are several options to consider when deciding what type of home backup power system. We offer the following options from Generac, based on the type of coverage you’re looking for.


Essential Circuit Coverage

Some homeowners choose an economical approach to emergency power solutions by selecting essential circuit coverage from Generac when choosing a generator. In the event of a power outage, essential circuit coverage solutions will do exactly what their name implies: They will provide coverage for essential circuits.

In an emergency, essential circuit coverage will power the basics, including your:

  • Furnace
  • Sump Pump
  • Water Heater
  • Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Lights

If you would prefer the economical solution of covering only the most important circuits in your home during an outage, rather than covering all circuits in your home, then essential circuit coverage may be the right choice for you.

Managed Whole-House Coverage

As long as you don’t intend to turn on every appliance in your home at the same time during a power outage (which the majority of people do not do), a managed whole-house generator could be the right choice for you in the case of an emergency.

This option offers whole-house coverage through a managed power solution. A Generac managed whole-house generator manages the power requirements of each of your individual appliances. Any non-essential circuits are ignored when the generator gets close to maximum capacity, eliminating the risk of overload. Then they’re cycled back on when the essential circuits (such as lights, water heater, sump pump, etc.) are taken care of.

If you’re looking for a little more than just-the-basics coverage in the case of emergency, you can provide yourself with substantial coverage by selecting a managed whole-house generator, without a significant increase in your investment.

Complete Whole-House Coverage

When you choose complete whole-house coverage from Generac, in the case of a power outage, every circuit in your home will come on and stay on for the duration of the power outage, no matter how many circuits you need to back up.
If you want to be able to use every appliance in your home at your convenience when the power goes out, then a complete whole-house coverage package is your best bet. These options provide the most protection for your family and your home in the case of an emergency. They are capable of covering every circuit in any size home so you’re safe and comfortable no matter what.
The experts at GDE can install, repair, and maintain any of the coverage solutions listed above. We can also help you figure out which of these coverage options would be the best fit for your home size, lifestyle, and budget.

Generator Maintenance

You should service your generator at least twice a year to make sure it works when you need it the most. The average generator maintenance service appointment only takes an hour. Scheduling annual preventative maintenance appointments means you can rest assured that your generator will provide quality power throughout its service life.

During your annual maintenance appointment, our team of licensed electricians will:

  • Remove or upgrade any worn out parts
  • Inspect your battery and clean the connections
  • Verify that your control panel readings and indicators are working
  • Change the fuel and filters
  • Check the fluid levels
  • Test the load bank

Investing in annual preventative maintenance can save you money on costly repairs. It can also help you avoid needing to upgrade or replace your generator in the future.
It is also helpful to keep a record book of all of your generator repair services and any issues you have had with your generator. If your generator is under warranty, this will help to make sure you will get full coverage to cover any issues related with your generator.

Generator Repair Service 

At Glen Davis Electric we know that in the case of an emergency, you can’t afford to lose power. When you use a generator as an emergency power source in your home, you need to know the number of a reliable electrician if your unit stops working. That’s where our technicians come in.

A generator is great for ensuring that you can still use your essential appliances in the event of a power failure, but only if it actually works when you need it.

Generator Transfer Panel Switches

GDE Services can also install a generator transfer switch/panel in your home, which allows you to manually turn on your generator to power your devices in the event of a power outage.

Normally, you would have to run multiple extension cords into your home, then hook up each of your major appliances directly to your generator. With a transfer switch, our team of electrical contractors will connect your generator to the panel, which will automatically connect to all the electrical wiring in your home.