Residential Generator Installation | Levittown, Pa
C all Kiss Electric for a residential generator installation in Levittown, Pa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware. Kiss Electric will make sure that your generator is safely installed located in the best outdoor location for optimal performance. Our licensed residential electricians will wire the generator to your home’s electrical panel and carefully ensure that the circuits where you need power are connected and ready.
Kiss Electric is an authorized Generac Dealer. We sell, service and perform Generac Generator installations and monitor standby generators that come in a wide variety of sizes from 6 kW to 150kw and larger. Kiss Electric can handle the entire project from sizing the generator, purchase of the equipment, handling the electrical and plumbing, permitting and generator installation in your residential home. We’ve installed 100’s of commercial and residential generators in the past few years in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Generators are sized in kW or kilowatts, so a 10kW generator will produce 10 kilowatts or 10,000 watts of power. Kiss Electric is a qualified residential generator installer and can help you determine the proper generator size after calculating the anticipated electrical loads. Keep in mind, a standby generator can be connected to all of your home’s electrical circuits or just a few “essential circuits”. Examples of the more common essential circuits include the refrigerator/freezer, kitchen receptacles, a few light and receptacle circuits, the fan blower motor for gas heating equipment, the security system, garage door opener and, if you have them, water pumps and sump pumps. Most of these circuits do not require a large amount of power to keep them operational but it’s important to consider the sum total of each of these loads when sizing a standby system.
If your home is 2,500 square feet or less, a 20kW generator should suit your needs well, particularly if you have gas heat and hot water. A 20kW generator will run most house receptacles, lights, and up to a 5-ton central air conditioner. When a generator is connected to all house circuits, the installation is referred to as a “whole house generator installation.” Connecting only a few essential circuits, or “partial house generator”, can be an effective means of providing power to electrical circuits important to you while saving on overall project costs.
Overall project costs
Costs for typical 20kW generators (with ATS) vary from around $4,500 for a Generac generator to around $4,800 for a Cummins. Most manufacturers now offer a 5-year limited warranty (generally, 5-years on parts and 2-years on labor) with an optional 5-year comprehensive warranty.
Residential generator Installation costs can vary widely. The lowest cost installation can be obtained if the electric meter and gas meter are located next to each other on the same side of the house. Installation costs may range a bit higher when the generator is located away from either the electric or gas meters, especially in situations where the electric meter is on one side of the house while the gas meter is on the opposite side of the house. When budgeting for a professionally installed standby generator for your home, it is best to assume installation costs will closely approximate the cost of the generator equipment. This isn’t always true but, more often than not, the rule of thumb is fairly accurate. So if you spend, $5,000.00 for the generator equipment, expect the total project to be around $10,000.00. Project costs for liquid-cooled generators begin in the mid-teens and can often range well in excess of $20,000.00.
The 20kW air-cooled generator is the generator of choice in 70% of all residential generator installations. Use it as a whole house generator for homes under 2,500 square feet (with gas heat and hot water), or as a partial house, essential circuits only generator for larger homes. If your home exceeds 2,500 square or is an all-electric home and you’re looking for a whole house generator, you will need to focus on liquid-cooled generators.