Residential Installation

Residential Generator Installation Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin

A home that is outfitted with a generator is one that can stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer in case the power goes out. At Midwest Electric & Generator, we carry a range of residential generators that can keep your home running when everyone else is left in the dark.

We carry the most reliable brands – from Generac, GE, Kohler, Cummins, and Winco – and our employees are some of the best in the field, so you can rest easy knowing your system will work for the long-term. This beats having a unit that wears down in a short period of time if it is used for more than a few times per year. The units we install are designed to last, as is evidenced by the backup power generators we have installed throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Quality Residential Standby Systems

Home generators are not simple systems. There are two major components to a home standby system. The first is “normal” utility power mode, where electricity is coming from the city power grid, and the generator is in standby mode. The generator is wired into the electrical loads into the home without compromising the home system, which keeps the battery charged for whenever the system is needed.

The second major component comes into play when a power outage occurs. If the utility power fails or falls to less than 85 percent, the standby system automatically triggers a “transfer switch” which begins the start sequences so that the home can be adequately powered. The transfer panel control is what senses that the utility power has reached an unacceptable level. If the utility power is not on before 3 seconds have gone by, the system will start. If the utility power is back on in three seconds, the generator’s engine will not start. The entire sequence of operation starts within 10 seconds of the time the power goes out.

When the power comes back on, the transfer panel control senses it is back and will wait for the voltage to reach an acceptable level. The load is then transferred back to the utility source and the generator set source is disconnected. The generator then goes through a cool down period before automatically resetting to standby mode.

We Keep The Lights On

You never know when the power could go out, but we help you keep the lights on. Our Minneapolis generator contractors will work with you to identify the right unit and will take care of you, your generator, and your electrical needs as your one stop shop for all things electrical, so you’re never left in the dark.

Contact A Generator Installation Company

Midwest Electric & Generator, Inc. has provided quality generator installations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. When power is not available for one reason or another, the generator is on standby so it can kick in and keep your home or business running. To learn more about how we can keep you from being in the dark, call us at 612-284-1550 to request a free quote.