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Where Should My Generator Go?

Trust the experts at Parker Gas for your generator needs

generator placement Cumberland county, nc The risk of power outages continues even though summer and hurricane season is over.

This time of year, losing power can make your home uncomfortably and perhaps dangerously cold. You’ll also be left without power for home security, refrigeration, electronics, phone charging, and essential medical equipment like CPAPs.

Parker Gas makes it easy to have peace of mind with whole-house standby generator installation and service. We are an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer, so you know you’ll get a quality product.

We’ve put together some common questions about generator installation so you can feel confident in your choice.

Can I install my standby generator myself?

Standby generator installation is absolutely not a DIY project. Installing standby generators in compliance with local, state, and national codes and regulations is absolutely essential for safety and optimal performance. When you choose Parker Gas for the installation, you can have peace of mind knowing that our professional service technicians will uphold the highest standards of safety and quality. With our expertise, you can be confident that your standby generator will provide reliable power whenever you need it.

How is my standby generator placement determined?

Having a thorough understanding of standards and regulations is paramount for the safe and efficient operation of your generator. To ensure compliance and safety, the proper placement of the generator is crucial.

The exhaust side should be positioned at least five feet away from any air inlet, such as vents or windows. Additionally, there should be a minimum of three feet of clearance on the sides and front of the unit. It is also important to maintain a distance of at least three feet between the generator and the fuel meter to mitigate potential ignition risks.

Other factors include:

When it comes to the installation of your generator, Parker Gas assures you of our adherence to these safety standards, as well as any local codes in your community.

What is involved in standby generator installation?

Once the location for your generator has been determined, the ground where it will be set must be prepared. The ground must be graded so that it is level, and either pea gravel or a concrete slab is installed. Once that is set, your generator is placed.

The fuel line is connected from your propane tank to your generator, and the transfer switch is installed next to your home’s main breaker box. The generator will be tested to make sure that it will perform in an outage.

Do I need a separate tank for my standby generator?

It is highly advisable to have a dedicated propane tank for your generator, or that your home’s propane tank has a capacity of at least 250 gallons. The size of the tank required for your generator depends on the power demands it will be handling. The experts at Parker Gas are available to assist you in making this important decision.

Ensure your home’s safety and comfort with a Briggs & Stratton generator installed by Parker Gas! Contact us today to get started.