It’s not a question of if the power will go out, it’s when. And, for many homeowners in Littleton, a blackout is a major inconvenience. It not only means no TV but also no heating or air conditioning. A small percentage of people, however, might not even notice. This is because they have a standby generator and all the convenience that one provides. If you’re ready to get that same peace of mind, contact Elkhorn at 303.975.8809 to schedule generator repair or installation.
A standby generator knows when the power is cut to your house and automatically starts up to restore electrical power to your home, even if you're away. This entire process takes less than a minute. Through electrical storms, brownouts, and blackouts, our Littleton generator installation experts will back you up!
A standby generator—as opposed to a portable one—is designed to completely replace the power grid. Instead of powering one or two key appliances, you get to live life as normal. Once power is restored, a modern unit will return to its dormant state. If you have an older generator, the switchover might have to be done manually.
Could you and your family handle five or six days without having the lights on? How long would it take before your home became a place you could no longer stay? Beyond simple convenience, backup generators offer a number of benefits to homeowners in the Littleton area.
Just imagine a future where you never have to worry about:
Though putting in a standby generator isn’t cheap, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our expert electricians do everything they can to take the headache out of the generator installation process. Over the years, we’ve boiled the process down to three easy steps:
Good generators last a while, but there comes a time when every one will need to be replaced. If your generator in Littleton has trouble starting or costs a fortune in fuel, it might be time to get a quote on generator replacement. Rest assured that our electrician will recommend a system that fits your family and your budget. All models we offer are energy efficient and equipped with a number of special features. For more information on the brands and units we install in Littleton reach out to us by calling (303) 975-8809.
If your current generator is acting up, our Littleton electricians are here to help. Whether the issue is small—like a loose wire—or something larger, you can count on the staff at Elkhorn to quickly pinpoint the cause. Our fully stocked trucks allow us to handle most generator repair calls in just one visit. To get scheduled, fill out our form or give 303.975.8809 a ring. We look forward to giving you renewed peace of mind.
Elkhorn is a full-service electrical contractor that’s equipped to handle even the most complicated generator service. We’ve been serving the Littleton area for 25 years and are grateful for the opportunities this area has provided. When it comes to helping people you fix your electrical issues in Littleton, we take pride in our ability to provide competitive solutions. Every member of our staff is knowledgeable about the services we provide and equipped to tackle almost any generator issue.
While older generators are deafening, new ones run at around 60 decibels. This is the equivalent to the sound of a conversation a few yards away. A typical AC unit, meanwhile, operates at a similar level. So, even if the new generator sits right outside your window, it won’t take long for it to fade to background noise.
To ensure it's there when you need it, you'll need to schedule yearly generator service. During the appointment, our electrician will examine the unit for broken parts, switch out any bad filters, and change the oil in the machine.
Though the cost varies based on home size and the amount of power desired, the average homeowner will pay somewhere between $1400 and $8,000 for a professionally installed generator. Much of the cost variation is due to the wide variety of generators available. Portable units, which can be purchased for around $300, are much more affordable but can only power a few devices at a time. Large, permanent diesel-powered generators, meanwhile, can cost up to $15,000. In general, the more you pay, the closer you can be to normal during a power outage.
The cost depends on the price of natural gas or propane. During standby mode, an average sized unit will cost around $5 a month to run. While in use, that cost shoots up to between $20 and $30 per day. Though this may seem like a lot, it's way cheaper than a fridge full of wasted groceries or a night at a good hotel.
The average unit lasts about 15 years under normal operating conditions.