Generator Installation & Maintenance

At VIP Electric we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and we highly recommend the Kohler generator line for your project. Below are some of the options you can select from:

Small GenSets

These are for smaller homes with very limited installation space and low power requirements, such as the essentials; refrigerator, sump pump, kitchen Circuit such as your microwave, a room or two in which to give you some lighting in your time of need. Whenever possible we try to recommend the largest generator KW output to give you the most flexibility and value for your money.

  • Kohler 10 KW – 37.5

These generators have a small dimensional footprint for the back of the home installation and should be installed at least 5′ away from any functional window or air vents and allow for adequate air flow and accessibility to service the unit.

Larger GenSets

For the mid to larger sized home where space concerns are not as restrictive there are several sizes to choose from based on your needs. These typically power the whole house.  For the whole house we would recommend the 20KW unit.

  • Kohler 14 KW – 50 Amp
  • Kohler 20KW – 75 Amps

Other requirements to consider:

These generators have a larger footprint due to the size of the unit and comes in at 48″ X 27″ X 29″. They should also be installed at least 5′ away from any functional window or air vent and allow for adequate air flow and accessibility to service the unit.

Every generator requires a 12 Volt battery for operation, these typically cost anywhere from 125 to 200 dollars based on the size of the unit you select and should be factored in for your budget.

Some company’s will lure you in with a low generator price, a good example would be not to package your generator with a transfer switch, a hidden cost that you will discover later. This is why we only quote generators with the transfer switch. Every home will need a transfer switch.

Additionally, since we are in a cold weather climate as well as some really crazy weather, we highly recommend one of the cold weather kits. We will offer this as an option to you when we quote your generator installation.

Last but not least, is the installation of your unit; while the concept is the same for all installations, the conditions are not, and we cannot give you an exact estimate without doing a walk through of your home and property. We can do some estimates via email if you can provide us with pictures, and details of your home.  Otherwise, we can setup an appointment to review your needs and give you a firm quote. Our in person quotes for a generator are typically $100 which offsets our costs for providing this service.  We will credit back an estimate if you select us to install your generator.  At VIP Electrical Services,  Quality, pride and workmanship are very important to us, unlike some other contractors we will always pay special attention to the details of your project.

Ongoing maintenance for your smart investment.

The battery should typically be replaced annually along with an oil change and general inspection of your unit. We offer a maintenance plan that is done annually in early Spring or Summer.  Contact us for current costs.

We also install other generators, if you have purchased one at one of the home improvement stores or even online for that matter we can still handle the installation for you. Feel free to use our contact page to setup an estimate, or if you simply have more questions that we could answer for you.