It is an inconvenience to lose electricity no matter the cause. Prepare your Indianapolis home for the next power outage by installing a whole-house generator. At Godby Heating Plumbing Electrical, we carry top-of-the-line Kohler generators to deliver the power you need during an extended outage.
What Is a Whole-House Generator?
Whole-house generators are permanently installed outside the home on a concrete pad in the yard. This system adds comfort and value to your Indianapolis home. Whenever there is a power outage or equipment failure, the whole-house generator will automatically provide power straight to your home’s electrical panel, even if you are not home. This protects your food and your appliances—especially if you are gone for an extended period.
There is an automatic transfer switch disconnecting you from your utility as soon as there is an interruption in service. An internal combustion engine is at the heart of the system, powering it. The generator can energize your home nonstop for days. When power has been restored, the generator will return to standby mode, ready for service.
The higher the generator's capacity, the more circuits it can power at once. To determine the size of the generator to install, you need to determine your needs during a temporary emergency.
Why Do You Need a Professional?
You can always count on our licensed specialists at Godby Heating Plumbing Electrical, to install your generator, or other heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Unless you are a licensed electrician, installing a whole-house generator is not something you can do yourself. The project deals with several aspects of electricity, and when working with electricity, it is always the wisest decision to have a professional on the job. Electricity is both complex and dangerous, and taking the safest route to avoid any chance of electrocution is always best.
When you are looking to invest in a whole-house generator, our trained and experienced professionals can help you choose one perfectly suited to your needs. We expertly evaluate your home to calculate the correct model and load size for your home and lifestyle. Working with the highest-quality and top-rated systems and materials, you will have confidence you can rely on your new system when you need it most.
Installing a Whole-House Generator
A backup generator permanently installed in your yard gives you peace of mind that your property and belongings are well-protected during a power outage. It will certainly add value to your home while keeping on the lights when the power goes off. Installing a backup generator is the right choice for homeowners in Southern Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana.
Most homeowners will choose a system that runs on natural gas. If it is impossible to extend a gas line to your preferred location, then a propane-powered generator would be your best alternative. Your third option is diesel—but remember that both diesel and propane require storage tanks. With any of the three choices, you can depend on Mike’s to install your system correctly so it runs efficiently for years to come.
Repairing a Whole-House Generator
If you detect a problem with your generator, such as a strange noise, call us immediately. Having our professionals address a mechanical issue right away is the best strategy to minimize the chances of a costlier repair—or even a total breakdown. At Godby, we will never replace a part unless necessary, or if we can demonstrate significant cost savings.
Our company offers 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Godby Heating Plumbing Electrical is locally owned and operated—we are part of the local community and we care about our neighbors!
Maintaining a Whole-House Generator
Like any other system, there is always some upkeep involved. Be sure to have your generator serviced by a professional after 24 to 48 hours of continuous use. The oil and filter should be changed after about 10 days or so. Keep your generator healthy by checking its oil level daily during use and running it at no more than 75 percent of its rated capacity. Also be sure to replace overworked or broken parts, such as brushes.
During a maintenance visit, one of our professionals will perform services like checking and refilling fluids, changing the spark plug, and checking and cleaning components. Keeping up with this type of maintenance will ensure your generator will have a long and useful life.
At Godby, we offer preventative maintenance agreements to guard your generator and other HVAC equipment against unexpected failures. These plans prolong the life and efficiency of your heating and cooling system, ensuring you get the best value from your investment. When inspected and serviced properly, your generator could conceivably last 20 to 30 years.
Call Your Whole-House Generator Experts
Installing a whole-house generator in your Indianapolis home is strictly for professionals. Once it is installed, you have the comfort and security of knowing a backup system is in place to provide power when you need it most.
Trust our team at Godby Heating Plumbing Electrical to do the job correctly. We offer generators in a wide range of wattages, along with competitive pricing and financing. Call 317-471-8700 or request service online today to learn more about whole-house generators, along with other products and services that can add a new layer of comfort and safety to your home.