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.
We offer a wide range of flexible financing options including The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card issued by Citibank, N.A. and The Home Depot Project Loan issued by GreenSky, LLC, 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.
Home Depot Service Provider Licensing and/or Registration Information
Home Depot local Service Providers are background checked, insured, licensed and/or registered. Any license or registration numbers held by or on behalf of Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. are available here or at the Special Services Desk in The Home Depot store. State specific licensing information includes: Alabama 03010, Alaska 25084, Arizona ROC252435 ROC092581, California 602331, Florida EC00001440 CGC1514813 CAC1813767 CFC1426021, Georgia EN216765 CT22120 LMP2977 ID 005190, Massachusetts 112785, Michigan 2101089942, Nevada 38686 OH 46992, Oklahoma 9190, Oregon 95843 RI 9480, Texas TECL24447 RAIC113 TACLA1574C TACLB14980C M-16451, Washington HOMED088RH, West Virginia WV036104.
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.
Installing a Backup Generator
In order to help you select the generator that's right for you, The Home Depot is there every step of the way, from our no-obligation, in-home consultation to installation and final review.
Step 1. Site Survey
We'll call within 48 hours to schedule a site assessment. In addition, specialists will inspect the electrical panel, circuits, appliances and discuss lifestyle demands.
Step 2. Installation
After obtaining necessary permits, we'll deliver, connect and install your new generator.
Step 3. Completion
Once installed, we'll conduct a final inspection and show you how to operate your generator. Installers will review warranty details and arrange required inspections.
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