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Home Backup Generator Installation in Austin, TX

Is your current power backup limited to power strips or battery backup systems for electronics? While these are helpful in protecting your computers, television, or other entertainment systems, they leave your larger appliances vulnerable. And since thunderstorms are common in the Austin area during the summer, you don’t want your entire home unprotected from potential power outages.  This is why a whole-house generator should be a crucial part of any home. The experts at RC’s Plumbing and Electrical Company LLC can help you select and install the best home backup generators available. We provide full generator installations and maintenance throughout Austin. Give us a call today to receive an in-home assessment!

Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Generator

During your in-home consultation, our experts will go over generator sizing, your fuel source, and transfer switch installation.

Sizing Your Generator

Choosing the appropriate generator size for your home will ensure that all of your electrical appliances, devices, and equipment are properly protected. You will need to select a generator that can adequately handle your HVAC equipment as well as your range, refrigerator, water heater, and other appliances.

The typical household will generally do fine with a generator that’s 25kW or less (which is enough to run a five-ton air conditioner). Our experts will evaluate your particular electrical demands and make sure your new generator is properly sized.

Your Fuel Source

Home backup generators either require diesel, liquid propane, or natural gas. Most homes will have generators running on liquid propane or natural gas, since these fuel types are often used on generators less than 25kW.

If necessary, we will upgrade your gas line or fuel tank to make sure they are able to handle the demands of your new generator. Our team will explain any adjustments that need to be made and provide you with the scope of work required upfront. 

Installing Transfer Switches

We will always make sure that your new generator is installed with a transfer switch. The transfer switch is used to help prevent backfeeding or imbalances in your electrical system.

What are the Benefits of Having a Whole-House Generator?

A home backup generator not only gives you uninterrupted power in the event of an outage, but it can also provide you with other advantages as well.

Rise in property value: Having a professionally installed, high-quality generator can help you increase the value of your home and give you an edge when it comes to negotiating a higher price. 

Safer and less hassle to operate: If you currently have a portable generator, then you know how inconvenient it is to wrangle with the extension cords. There’s also a greater threat of carbon monoxide poisoning if the portable unit isn’t set up in a well-ventilated area. But with a whole-house generator, all of the equipment is set up outdoors and will automatically kick on the moment your power goes out.

Make sure your new home backup generator is safely installed.

Contact us today at (512) 563-1845 for service in Austin or surrounding areas.

About us

Founded by Robert Breithaupt—a veteran and licensed master plumber—RC’s is focused on serving the hardworking residents of Austin-area residents of Travis County by offering reliable and affordable plumbing services. There’s no job that’s too big or too small for our team of experts, so don’t hesitate to call about your residential or commercial plumbing situation.

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