Home Generator Installation Service in Citrus & Marion County, FL

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Helping You Keep the Lights On

While Floridians probably don't have to worry about snowstorms knocking out the power, they certainly watch the weather for hurricanes and strong thunderstorms. Either of these is just as likely to knock on the power and leave you and your family in the dark. Fortunately, there's an easy solution to power loss—home generator installation! The team at Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County can get you set up with a reliable generator that will give you peace of mind as the skies darken. Our team is available to residents of Crystal River, Inverness, Homosassa, Beverly Hills, and Le Canto, FL, and we'd be happy to explain the installation and maintenance processes. Learn more about our services or give us a call today.

How a Backup Generator Works

Backup generators are very comparable to car engines. They create mechanical energy by converting fuel into electrical power. Generators use a heavy-duty, rechargeable battery to get the job done. When the power goes out, the generator kicks on and brings you much-needed electricity to power the refrigerator, freezer, furnace, and essential lighting. Having a home generator installed can keep your home up and running, even during these events:

  • Blackouts—Extreme temperatures can result in an inefficient power grid, leaving you and your neighbors without electricity. But a generator can ensure you have power during an unexpected blackout.
  • Severe Weather—Being prepared for severe weather is essential. Lighting, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storms can cause significant damage to power lines.
  • Damage from Animals—Second only to severe weather, damage from animals is a leading cause of power loss. Having a generator means you won't have to suffer when an animal damages the power lines.
  • Natural Disasters—Floridians are no stranger to hurricanes and floods. These natural disasters, along with earthquakes and wildfires, can lead to days-long power outages.
  • Auto Accidents—Sometimes, a car crash can make the homes around it lose power. If a vehicle collides with electrical equipment, you'll be glad to have a home generator on hand.

Explore the Types of Home Generators

Every home is different, and that means the generator that works for your neighbor may not be as effective for you. At Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County, our home generator installers are here to help you learn the pros and cons of each type. Here's a quick overview of the two main types of home generators:

Portable Home Generators

If you only want to power a few essentials (think the refrigerator and freezer), a portable home generator will be plenty for you. Although they only power a few appliances at once, their price tag is low—coming in at only $500-$1,500. Keep in mind that portable generators must be operated in the proper location, or they run the risk of causing carbon monoxide poisoning.

Home Standby Generators

Home standby generators are the gold standard if you want to power your entire home during an outage. These generators use natural gas or propane to switch on whenever there's an interruption in service. They tend to be more convenient than portable generators, but they do cost quite a bit more. You'll be on the hook for $5,000 to $15,000 for the peace of mind that a home standby generator provides.

Choosing the Right Size

A big part of the home generator installation cost is the size of the unit. If you have a smaller home, you may only need low wattage to power everything. But if you have a lot of square footage and plenty of appliances, you may need something bigger. Our team is here to help you choose the ideal home generator size. After all, we don't want your generator overloading and adding stress to an inconvenient power outage!

Schedule Home Generator Installation Today

Don't stress about being left in the dark! Talk to the team at Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County about a home generator installation in your Florida home. We're proud to help residents of so many communities, and our team is ready to offer outstanding services to you as well. Contact us today to discuss service.