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Emergency Generator Install

Generator Installation

Thinking about installing a generator in your home or business?

We have gathered everything you need to consider and know about generator installation before moving forward.

Want to be better prepared for the next power outage?

Need to make sure you never lose power at your business or home?

It’s time to install a generator! A generator will produce electricity from gas fuel or a battery and once connected to your electrical panel
the generator can temporarily replace the power company in a case of power outage or emergency.


How do I know what type of generator I need?
Ask Us!


What Kind Of
Emergency Generator Do I Need?

The following questions and considerations can help Electric Universe CA
help you pick the generator that best fits your family’s needs to ensure that you don’t worry when the time comes.


  • What is your budget?

  • How often do you have power outages?

  • Is there a need for your entire electrical panel to be operating or only partial?

  • Do you prefer automatic or manually operated?

  • Do you prefer gas fuel or battery-operated generators?

  • What are the essential appliances that you need to keep running during the outage?

  • Do you have a home office and can’t afford downtime?

  • Do you have a sump pump or septic pump at home that needs to stay on during a power outage?

Types of Generators: 

Portable generator – these smaller generators produce the least amount of electricity however, some can be connected to the electrical panel and in cases of emergency can run power to smaller appliances.  A portable generator is good for an on-the-go family or individual that does not use a lot of power.

Permanent standby generator – these remain outside the home and on standby mode. They run on an existing fuel source of either liquid propane or natural gas. It can generate enough wattage to re-energize your home only seconds after it loses power.

Quiet Generators – many know that generators can tend to be quite loud unless you are getting a quiet generator! For those with small yards, close neighbors, or just want that extra convenience the quiet generators will give, these are a great option, but will also be more pricey.

Battery-operated generator – some generators will have a battery-operated option with an automatic start. For many hospitals, businesses, and households that have vital life support machines or operating equipment that needs constant electricity a battery-operated generator will depend on these.

Depending on your needs and budget we can recommend the best generator for you.

Generator Installation

There are two main options of why to install a generator:

1. To back up the entire electrical panel – in case of an outage, it will restore the entire electricity.
2. To backup and restore only some of the electricity in case of a power outage (Only the portion of the home that was selected will be connected).

There are also two options for operation:

  1. A generator that operates automatically. This may require more maintenance from your end however, it can be crucial for some customers.

  2. For the generator to be operated manually. Our electrical team will wire your generator of choice to your home by a transfer switch.

We can install a manual transfer switch for use with a portable generator or an automatic generator transfer switch for use with a  standby generator.

Should you lose power to your home, an electronic transfer switch will signal the generator to activate, and power will be returned to your home.This entire process occurs in a matter of seconds leaving the homeowner with peace of mind.

How long will it take to install?

Installation of your generator will likely take one day. It will only require your power to be turned off for approximately 5-8 hours.

What are you waiting for? Contact Electric Universe CA today for a free quote!

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call. An expert electrician will be happy to help you over the phone for FREE!

CALL US NOW: 818-633-3673

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