Reliable Home Generator Installation
Since 1971, Oliver Heating & Cooling has provided home generator installation services to homeowners throughout the Delaware Valley. If you have an older generator that is reaching the end of its life, we can replace it for you, and we also carry out new installations for homes that have never had a generator. Our company is established and trusted in this region, and we have earned an impeccable reputation for delivering superior craftsmanship and exceptional customer service and care.
Why You Should Have a Home Generator
So much of modern life depends on electricity, and our region has been subject to severe storms over the years that have knocked out power for days and sometimes weeks. No power often means no internet access, no air conditioning, and the risk of losing hundreds in spoiled food. When a blackout occurs, your generator will seamlessly kick in and continue providing electricity to your home to power everything, including lights, refrigerators, routers, modems, computers, TVs, and more!
Signs You Need a New Generator
With proper maintenance, a modern standby generator can last upward of 20 years and power your home for upward of 3,000 hours. How a generator ages will depend on how it is used, which is often out of your control. We recommend having your unit inspected after a period of extended use, and you should watch for indications of wear. If you’re experiencing frequent error codes and often needing to call us for a repair, it’s probably time to consider a new home generator installation. Excessive fuel consumption is also a sign that something is wrong. Another is inconsistent power output, and if your generator struggles to start or does not kick in seamlessly, you should have it professionally inspected.
The Problems That Arise with Power Outages
No cooling or heating is a problem that many homes experience when the power goes out, and that can be much more than an inconvenience depending on the time of year. Households that rely on well water are often without water as the pump can’t run. Refrigerators can keep food fresh for up to 24 hours and freezers for up to 36 hours, but after that, food begins to spoil and money is lost. There are also many people with medical equipment that cannot run during a power outage, which can be quite serious. Another common issue is flooding in homes that don’t have a battery-powered backup sump pump.
Home Generator vs. Portable Generator
When it comes to generators for emergency purposes, there are two core options: portable and home generators. Portable generators typically run on gasoline and are a more affordable initial investment. Home generator installation is more expensive up front but provides a lower total cost of ownership because it will provide more hours before reaching the end of its life, and will also operate more efficiently. Home generators are also more convenient in that they kick on automatically when needed. If you’re considering this choice, Oliver has happy to help and provides services for both types of generators.
If you invest in your home with home generator installation, we strongly encourage you to schedule annual maintenance. Regular maintenance will ensure that your unit powers on when you need it. It will also ensure that it runs as efficiently as possible and extends its lifespan thus maximizing your investment. We offer maintenance plans that help you save money while ensuring that your generator is serviced on schedule, and you can save even more with a multi-year commitment.
Brand Names You Can Trust
Oliver recommends Generac and Kohler systems for home generator installation. These are the best brands on the market, and they make generators that deliver excellent value over their lifespans.
Types of Generators We Install
Oliver offers a full range of home generator installation services, and we install all of the generator types that are commonly used in this region. This includes liquid propane home generators, natural gas home generators, and gas-powered portable generators.
Liquid Propane Generators
Liquid propane generators are among the most popular because they’re well suited to practically any home. Propane is a clean-burning fuel and thus safer for the environment. Liquid propane can also be stored for many years, which makes it an excellent choice for generators that will run infrequently.
Natural Gas Generators
Natural gas generators are preferable if you have access to a natural gas line. Natural gas is also a clean-burning fuel, and it is generally less expensive than propane. It’s also always there when you need it. Natural gas cannot easily be stored for residential purposes so is not a good option for all homes.
Gas-Powered Portable Generators
Gas-powered portable generators use the same gas your car or lawn mower does. They can easily be attached to or detached from your home via a transfer switch. Such units can also be used for other purposes than just your home but are not designed to operate for extended periods.
Choose Oliver for Home Generator Installation
Oliver has been a trusted name for more than 50 years and can assist you with all aspects of home generator installation. If you’d like to schedule a consultation or just have questions about the products and services we offer, call us at 1-888-810-2681 or contact us online today.