We are a Generac authorized dealer, but we do installations for all sizes, makes, and models of generators. If you are looking to price out a Generac unit, we can provide an on-site quote and show you the various size and options. If you are buying a generator from another company, we are happy to help you with the full installation including any trenching required. We can also recommend some great contractors to help with the gas connection.
Step 1: Select a location.
You can choose a place for the generator with the aid of a free on-site quote. The area should adhere to the following rules:
A) Area that is stable, well-drained, and won’t flood.
B)Space for the technician and maintenance staff to work around the generator.
C) When selecting a location, take into account neighbourhood and homeowners association limitations.
Remembering approximate clearances.
36 inches (3 feet) in front of the generator for the service room, 18 inches (1.5 feet) from the house, and 120 inches (10 feet) from doors, windows, and fresh air intakes. Ontario Rules.
You will save more on installation costs the closer the generator site is to a natural gas line and the electric meter or main electrical panel.
Step 2: Pad Installation
Set up a concrete slab or gravel pad on the site. Place the generator on the gravel or concrete slab. We can provide a pre-built generator pad .
Step 3: Connecting the electrical and gas
You need a gas contractor to connect your natural gas, or propane connection.
We install the transfer switch adjacent to the main electrical panel or meter base. Hydro One or Hydro Ottawa will be on-site to disconnect power to the house.
The transfer switch determines when to switch to generator power based on the source of the power.
Step 4: Test the Generator
We verify that everything is functioning properly.
Establish a weekly self-test to make sure everything is still operating normally.
We will coordinate the installation of the generator with Hydro One or Hydro Ottawa. We work on there schedule. Hydro will arrive in the morning to disconnect power to your house. We will then installa the transfer switch and the Generator. Shortly after, ESA will arrive the same day to do the electrical inspection. Once the inspection is passed, ESA will call Hydro to reconnect your house! The entire job is completed in one day.
No matter urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else aren’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the Canada. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional for any electrical services.