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Standby Generator

Licensed & Insured

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

Assess Your 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 your budget.

Flexible Financing

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

Always Keep the Lights On With A Standby Generator

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

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Ratings and Reviews

Read reviews from customers just like you.

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28 Reviews
23 out of 28 (82%) reviewers recommend this service.
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Great results

We had excellent experience with the whole process

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worry free installation and prompt

everyone involved in the purchase, installation and testing of this project was very professional and efficient. I am completely satisfied with how the whole installation process went.

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North Carolina, USA
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no problems with install or team

The install team were professional and personable. It seemed that everything went according to plan and the generator is up and running OK.

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North Branch, MI 48461, USA
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Timely, well qualified, excellent coordination on scheduling and team work, worked fast and hard, outstanding in all categories!!!

Very pleased and observed excellent coordination and teamwork with other business partners and inspectors! Outstanding purchase and installation service!

Yes, I recommend this service Verified Install

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Job Well Done

The generator sizing, purchase and installation were all handled very well. Sizing of the generator was a key concern and the contractor was very helpful in making that decision. The contractor's installation teams were all very professional. The installation of the generator was done in winter with snow on the ground and the contractor's outside team constructed the pad, delivered and installed the generator very well. The electrical team did an excellent job of installing the transfer switch and hookup to the generator and explained what they were doing each step of the way. We are very pleased with this job well done.

Yes, I recommend this service Verified Install

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BelAir, Md, USA

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top causes of power outages?

Power outages are most typically caused by strong storms, equipment failure as well as snow/ice storms.

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 generators make much 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.

Be Prepared For A Power Outage

Whether you need temporary power for medical, heating, cooling or lighting reasons, turn to The Home Depot professionals for home generator installation. As the #1 distributor and installer of emergency standby generators, we handpick local installation professionals who meet the highest standards for experience, know-how and customer service to get your backup generator installation project done right. We screen and perform background checks on all of our service 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's out. We'll help with your home-energy assessment and find the most efficient solution for you and your budget.

When you hire The Home Depot home services for your emergency generator installation project, you know we'll get the job done right and stand behind our work.

See How Standby Generators Work

Schedule your in-home consultation today!

The Generator Installation Process

We're 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 survey.

• We'll assess the installation site, inspect the electrical service panel and circuits, and review appliances and lifestyle demands.

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

• When the project's done, 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.

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 low$125 per month* with flexibility to pay off 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 p=main power source is restored

• Automatic self-diagnostic test to ensure functionality