Home Standby Generators

The Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC area is known for getting hit hard by heavy summer and winter storms, which cause disruptive power outages—outages that sometimes last for days. An average home may use more than a hundred electrical appliances and devices to provide comfort, convenience and security. Contact Kolb Electric today to install a home standby generator in your home to prepare for potential power outages that can disrupt everyday life.

Here at Kolb Electric, we don’t blame you if you’ve gotten tired of lugging out the portable generator, fueling it up and connecting it to your electrical system. It may be time to upgrade to a fully automated standby generator! Home standby generators offer several advantages over portable generators.

Call us today at 877-287-1179 to learn more about home standby generators!

Advantages of Home Standby Generators

Home standby generators provide a number of great benefits compared to portable generators, including:

  • Automatic start capability.
  • Permanent fixed location—no more having to drag out the portable again.
  • More power.
  • Cleaner fuel (natural gas or propane).
  • Low running costs.
  • All-weather operation.
  • Functionality, whether you’re home or not.

Generac Home Generator Installation

At Kolb Electric, we specialize in the installation of Generac home generators throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Generac has been designing standby generators for homes since 1959 and is the world’s leading manufacturer of home standby generators. Generac home generators use premium aluminum enclosures, which are naturally rust- and corrosion-resistant and, with proper maintenance, they can provide decades of reliable operation even in humid conditions.

Generac home generators:

  • Kick on within 10 seconds of power loss.
  • Feature the easiest installation process of any home standby generator on the market.
  • Feature a Quiet-Test mode that allows them to undergo a weekly self-test that runs quieter than other brands.
  • Are the most eco-friendly standby generators on the market today, as they consume little fuel and release few emissions.

Typical Installation of Home Standby Generators

A home standby generator has three basic components: a generator, a transfer switch, and a service entrance breaker.

Generator – This produces electricity for essential or selected systems, which may include cooling, heating, refrigeration, security, and lighting.

Transfer Switch – The transfer switch immediately detects when power is interrupted and transfers power generation responsibilities to the home standby generator.

Service Entrance Breaker – Providing protection to the transfer switch, internal breakers, and circuits and generator, the service entrance breaker is a very important component of your home standby generator.

Select Kolb Electric for Your Home Standby Generator Needs

Since 1925, the residential electricians at Kolb Electric have specialized in providing quality professional service throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, including the Baltimore Metropolitan area. We are proud to be a family owned and operated business, which allows us to focus more on our customers. We strive to provide the latest technical services to all our customers. We offer 24/7 emergency service and assistance.

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Don’t be left in the dark because of an electrical outage. Call us today or contact us online so one of our licensed electricians can install a Generac home generator in your residence.

We provide home standby generator services in:

MARYLAND: Adamstown, Annapolis, Arnold, Ashton, Aspen Hill, Baltimore, Bel Air, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bowie, Catonsville, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Cockeysville, College Park, Columbia, Damascus, Dundalk, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Hagerstown, Hampstead, Hyattsville, Ijamsville, Jessup, Kensington, La Plata, Lanham, Laurel, Laytonsville, Middletown, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, Myersville, New Market, Odenton, Olney, Pasadena, Potomac, Randallstown, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Severn, Silver Spring, Severn, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Temple Hills, Timonium, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Wheaton,

VIRGINIA: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Crystal City, Dale City, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Lincoln, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Oakton, Purcellville, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbridge