Generator Installation and Repair Services

Most of the time, the thunderstorms that pass through your area are relatively harmless. Things do get a bit more stressful when your power goes out, though.

If you would rather avoid the stress of trying to get your lights back on, you need a home generator. Whether you’re in the market for generator installation or generator repairs, the team at Mitchell Electric can make sure that you’re equipped with the unit you need.

The Benefits of a Generator in Your Home

Home generators keep you comfortable when the weather takes a turn for the worse. If you have a generator to utilize during a power outage, you won’t have to worry about the food in your refrigerator spoiling. Likewise, you can keep your computers and phones fully charged. If you find yourself in need of emergency assistance, a generator will make sure you have the power you need to remain as safe as possible until the danger passes.

Your Generator Installation Options and Services

There’s more than one type of generator you can purchase and connect to your home. Some of the most common products our team members install are:

Portable Generators

Portable generators are designed to provide power to areas where electricity isn’t readily available.  For example, when you are camping, tailgating, or working in a remote area such as a farmstead or cabin and need to power something.

Speaking of fuel—these generators rely on diesel or gasoline, meaning that you will need to keep power sources on hand to keep them running. That said, portable generators are well-lauded for, you guessed it, portability. These machines are more petite in make-up than others, meaning they’ll take up less room on your property and use less fuel than their larger alternatives.

Inverter Generators

Inverter generators rely on an alternator to generate AC power. They are not restricted in how they can power your home, though. In fact, most inverter generators come equipped with a rectifier, ensuring that they can produce DC power, too.

Inverter generators tend to be more energy-efficient than other mechanical energy devices. Like portable generators, they are small and can usually be transported to your home using a regular vehicle. You won’t have to purchase additional fuel to keep this generator running, either, meaning that it may be more budget-friendly.

That said, inverter generators are meant to keep individual devices operational during a power outage. You can use these generators to power your family’s computers, phones, or even one large appliance. If you’re looking for more comprehensive protection, you’ll either need to invest in several of these generators, or else find a unit that’s a little larger.

Standby Generators

If you are looking for a generator that can keep your lights on and appliances running, consider having our team install a standby generator in your home. While these generators are significantly larger than the other two commercially available models, they’re designed to provide power to elevators, non-commercial lighting, and emergency systems. When installed in your home, these generators can make a passing storm do little more than flicker your lights.

Most standby generators attach to your gas line or another fuel source already in use around your property. These generators rely on an automatic transfer switch, too, meaning that you won’t have to step outside and kick it to life once your power goes out.

That said, standby generators are larger and more expensive to install than most other units. If you’re not sure what kind of generator suits your home best, schedule an initial consultation with our team. We can review your options with you and help determine which generator best accommodates your needs and budget.

Schedule Regular Generator Maintenance

Our team does more than just furnish your home with a brand-new generator. As you put your unit of choice to good use, you can rely on our experts to conduct regular inspections and maintenance so that you never have issues with your generator, which would be a crisis on top of an emergency. Our annual or bi-annual inspections includes services like:

  • Fuel cleaning and filtering
  • Coolant maintenance
  • Battery assessments

Our team is also on standby should you need generator repairs. If your battery fails, your coolant leaks, or if your generator fails to provide you with the energy you need, then our team can assess the damage and determine what kind of aid your unit needs to get back in operation.

Your Trusted Electrician for Generator Installation and Repair

Home generators provide a light in the dark when you need it most. Whether you’re in the market for a new model or to have yours repaired, call Mitchell Electric today at (605) 232-5527 or contact us online for more information or to schedule service.