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Standby Generator
Installation

Licensed & Insured

The Home Depot’s generator installation professionals are local, licensed, insured, and undergo a thorough background-screening process.

Your Energy Needs

Let our generator installation professionals consult with you about a home energy assessment to help you find the most efficient solution for your home and budget.

Flexible Financing

We offer a wide range of flexible financing options to kick-start your repair service including Home Depot's Consumer Credit Card and Project Loan, plus one competitive price on any home generator installation.

Standby Generators Keep the Lights On

Let us help ensure that you are never in the dark by installing a quality whole-house standby generator that manages your home's emergency power needs with a low-cost and customizable system.

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25 out of 30 (83%) reviewers recommend this service.
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everything went well

your crew were very nice people and worked well together

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Sue did an excellent job assisting me in ordering and delivery. Norm Hunt

Sue did an excellent job assisting me in ordering and delivery. Norm Hunt

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Reston, VA, USA
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Company installed generator excellent - Home Depot not

This was a huge purchase for us. We went to the Ashland Ohio Home Depot to purchase the home generator and installation. Store personnel who we initially dealt with were not trained properly, but did not refer to someone who knew what to do. The first step was to get an estimate from the company who would install the generator who came to our home around Oct 1,2014, then the 3rd party company contacted us with pricing and contract. We decided to go ahead with the purchase and went to the Ashland Home Depot to have our account charged for the purchase. Then we waited until toward the end of October and I called the company who would do the installation to ask when it could be installed. Evidently they did not receive any notice from the 3rd party that we had made the agreement to purchase and had paid for the generator through the Home Depot account. I faxed our sales receipt to the installation company. The generator was installed on Nov 19 & 20th, with our total satisfaction, very professional employees, arrived on time and did exactly what we expected. About the 2nd week of Dec we received a call from the Ashland Home Depot telling us that the transaction was not processed correctly and the installation company was waiting to be paid! The person we dealt with this time said that the original transaction had sales tax added which should not have been added. After about another week and 2 or 3 more calls, the original transaction was removed and a new transaction without sales tax was charged to our account. The paperwork showing the new and correct billing was sent to us Dec 20th, I am guessing that the installation company did not get payment until then.

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Ashland, OH 44805, USA
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Great results

We had excellent experience with the whole process

Yes, I recommend this service Verified Install


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finally installed

The unit hasn't been actually used yet. It had to be moved and reworked which took a week extra. Then the gas cable had to be ordered and took another week. The electrician was great. He got the unit moved to where it should have been placed. He said we were to receive $200 for our delays, but the bill was already paid. Will we get a check sent to us? Please respond via email. hank you, D. Brill

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common generator installation questions

What are the leading causes of power outages in North America?

The leading cause of lost power is strong storms, responsible for 47% of power outages. 34% are due to equipment failure, while 12% are due to snow and ice storms during the winter months. The remaining 7% is due to unknown causes.

Can I run my generator all the time to help ease my electrical bill?

No. Your generator should be used as a temporary power source during times of emergency. It is best used to keep essential appliances running when your main source of power is unavailable.

What powers my generator?

You may choose either gas or propane as a fuel source. If you already have a gas connection, we will contact your gas company for the connection. A separate service may be required for propane.

Do standby generators make a lot of noise?

If you require quiet, inquire about a larger, liquid-cooled model. While air-cooled models are smaller, they tend to operate more loudly than liquid-cooled generators.

How long does it take for my emergency generator to start?

Backup generators are installed to provide seamless power in the event of an outage.


The Installation Process

The Home Depot is there for you every step of the way, from our no-obligation, in-home consultation to installation and final review.

• We'll call within 48 hours to schedule an in-home assessment and site survey.

• We'll assess the installation site, inspect the electrical service panel and circuits, and review appliances and lifestyle demands. This will help you select the standby home generator that's right for you.

• We'll obtain any necessary permits, deliver your new generator and connect and install it.

• When the installation is complete, we'll thoroughly clean the job site, conduct a final inspection and show you how to operate your new generator.

• We'll also review all product and service warranties with you and arrange any required inspections.

Generator Installation

Whether you need temporary power for medical, heating, cooling or electrical reasons, turn to The Home Depot’s electricians for home generator installation. As the #1 distributor and installer of emergency standby generators, we handpick local generator installation professionals who meet the highest standards for experience, know-how and customer service to get the right standby generator for you. We screen and perform background checks on all of our generator installers before we send them out on any job, to ensure they have all applicable licenses and insurance.

Backed by at least a one-year service warranty, we offer liquid- or air-cooled generators to keep your essential appliances working seamlessly when the power goes out. We'll help with your home-energy assessment and find the most efficient home generator for you and your budget. If you qualify for The Home Depot’s Project Loan, you can have an automatic standby generator installed for as little as $125 per month (based on average generator & installation cost). When you hire The Home Depot for your generator installation, you can feel confident we'll get the job done right and stand behind our work.


How Standby Generators Work

When utility power and electricity is lost – whether it’s due to a storm, equipment failure, or something else – your installed standby generator is ready to help keep your home running smoothly. Always in standby mode, the generator will sense the power is out and turn on automatically to restore electricity within seconds! While everyone else is left in the dark, your standby generator quickly restores electricity in your home to keep your appliances, lights, and other electrical equipment operating normally. When utility power returns, the generator senses the change and returns to standby mode, ready for the next emergency.


Installing a Home Generator
If you’re interested in a home generator, a local service provider will come out and give a free in-home consultation to determine the ideal generator size for your home and needs. Depending on the extent of your standby power needs, our generators can power everything from air conditioning units to security systems and kitchen appliances with no refueling or extension cords needed.

During setup, your installer will also help determine the best placement for your generator outside the home. Some details our generator installer will look for:

• A clear space with open airflow to provide ample room for potential service and maintenance in the future;
• Ensuring the unit is located near the fuel supply but away from the dangers of rising water;
• The standby generator should sit flat – with a couple of inches of space on each side – on a secure bed of gravel, crushed stone, or even a small concrete pad, if desired.

After safely installing and connecting the gas line, the local installer will check for leaks to ensure your generator is properly installed and ready to act as an emergency power source for your home. Despite applying battery power during installation, the generator still needs to be activated via prompts during a system setup. Once activated by the installer, your new generator will be ready to automatically turn on in the event of a power outage.

Emergency Backup Generators
The Home Depot installs whole-house backup power solutions that manage your home’s emergency power needs with a flexible, low cost platform from leading brands like Briggs & Stratton, Generac, and Kohler. Let us install a home generator capable of handling life’s emergencies for you today!

The Home Depot Project Loan

The Home Depot Project Loan affordable fixed monthly payments, a 6-month purchasing window and no prepayment penalty. Additionally, take advantage of a fixed 7.99% APR with 84 fixed monthly payments as lowas $125 per month* with flexibility to pay off your generator and installation anytime.

*Based on a $8,000 loan amount at a fixed 7.99% APR.

Apply now for The Home Depot Project Loan or call 877-476-3860 for more information.

Benefits of a Standy Generator

• No Refueling

• Uses liquid propane or natural gas

• No extension cords

• Automatically senses when power is lost and restores

• 24/7 blackout protection

• All weather steel or aluminum enclosure

• Built for long run times

• Auto shut off when the main power source is restored

• Automatic self-diagnostic test to ensure functionality