One thing to keep in mind: installing a generator is not a DIY project. Your standby generator is connected to your home’s electrical and natural gas or liquid propane systems, making it a job for experienced professionals.
Because of this, your generator installation process begins with a home visit or virtual site visit with your KOHLER dealer. They’ll help you choose the perfect size generator, the right fuel source, and the best installation locations for your generator and automatic transfer switch.
KOHLER dealers are carefully selected and trained to ensure your experience exceeds your expectations. Friendly, helpful and ready to serve, KOHLER dealers are a cut above the rest. But don’t take our word for it. Get the inside scoop from the dealers who do this every day.
A virtual site visit* is a contact-free, digital consultation with your dealer, instead of an in-person meeting inside your home. The virtual site visit allows your dealer to remotely help you choose your perfect generator, accessories, fuel source, and installation location. This meeting can occur through a mobile device, a tablet, a laptop equipped with a webcam, or a phone call accompanied by pictures of your home.
*Not offered by all dealers. Ask your dealer if virtual site visits are available in your area.
First, know that we handle every aspect of installation for you, including all necessary permits. Your KOHLER dealer will coordinate a team of licensed electricians and pipefitters to make sure the job is done right.
1. The electrician will install your transfer switch first.
2. The team will move your generator in place.
3. Electric lines will then be connected from your transfer switch to your generator.
4. Once electricity is hooked up, your pipefitter will make the proper connections from the fuel source to the generator.
5. After electricity and fuel are hooked up, your generator is ready to start and protect your home.
Generator installation costs vary significantly from home to home due to factors that are specific to your property, including:
A simple installation can start at $2,000, but costs may be substantially more based on individual situations. Your local dealer will provide a more accurate quote.
Kick up your feet and rest easy. Where permits are required your dealer will handle local permits and ordinances so you don’t have to.
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