A generator is an important investment in your home. It’s a backup system that can help protect the health and safety of your family when you lose power during storms, heat waves, and natural disasters. Choosing to install a whole-home generator is a decision that will bring you peace of mind for years to come.
If you’re looking to purchase a whole-house generator with installation service, Roth is here to help. Our expert electrical team has the skills necessary to provide exceptional service backed by the best equipment in the industry. Call us at (503) 266-1249 to learn more about our home generator repair and installation services.
How Do Home Generators Work?
A whole-home generator is designed to be connected to the power supply in your home. When a power outage occurs, a transfer switch is automatically flipped, and your home begins taking power from the generator instead of the original power source.
Most whole-home generators are equipped to power your home for up to 3 weeks if necessary. Home generators (also known as standby generators) rely on natural gas, propane, or diesel to produce power. Whole-home solar generators are another option that relies on solar energy in tandem with solar batteries and solar panels.
Benefits of Whole-Home Generators
Generator systems provide your home with many advantages. Here are just a few of the benefits of owning a whole-house generator.
- Provide power in the event of an outage
- Ensure the safety and comfort of your family
- Keep crucial appliances running, such as medical devices, heaters, refrigerators, security systems, and sump pumps.
- Protect computers, appliances and your electrical panel from surges
- Give you peace of mind during storms, heat waves, and natural disasters
Types of Residential Generators
Portable generators have their uses, but they don’t provide nearly as much wattage as whole-home generators. In most cases, portable generators can be used for a few hours at a time to power small appliances.
Standby generators, otherwise known as whole-home generators, can provide power to most or all of your home. There are many sizes of standby generators available, from
14kW whole-home generators that power only essential appliances to 24kW generators that power your entire home.
Choosing the right generator will depend on the size of your home as well as the kinds of appliances you have inside. Many people assume that a large generator is always the best option, but choosing a generator that’s too big for your home can actually be less efficient.
Standby generators will sit on their own, outside of your home just like a propane tank or gas meter would.
If you’re unsure what kind of generator you need, our team at Roth would be happy to assist you. We can perform an inspection of your home to determine how many kilowatts will be necessary to keep your home safe and comfortable in case of an emergency. Learn more about how our team can install a standby generator in your home.
Call us today to schedule an appointment. (503) 266-1249
Our Generator Brands
At Roth, we carry only the most trusted, industry-leading brands. Some of the generator brands we offer include:
Professional Portland Generator Service
Generators are extremely powerful electrical appliances that can cause serious injury or death if handled improperly. That’s why we always recommend you turn to a professional electrician for generator installation.
Installing a whole-home generator is a unique process that requires customized plans that are based on the needs of your home. Because of this, it’s normal for the entire process, from requesting a quote to the completion of the project, to take a few weeks.
Once we’ve ordered the necessary materials for the project, the actual installation will take about a day. In the days following the installation, the fuel line will be connected to the generator. Then, the generator will be inspected to ensure everything is working properly.
If you’re looking for generator repair in Portland, Oregon, our team of electricians is prepared to serve you. Our technicians have a wealth of experience handling various types of generator equipment. Whether you’re looking for emergency generator service or routine generator maintenance, we have the skills necessary to properly diagnose your generator and make effective, long-lasting repairs.
Schedule Generator Service in Portland Oregon
If you’re interested in learning more about whole-home generators, turn to the experts at Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services. We’re the most trusted name in generator installation in Portland, Oregon City, Salem, and the surrounding areas.
For over 45 years, our company has had one goal in mind—to keep you and your family comfortable. We achieve that goal each and every day by providing our customers with exceptional service backed by the best equipment in the industry. Learn more about our White Glove Difference.
Call us at (503) 266-1249 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.