Installing a generator while you are building a home can save you money and time. Waiting for the power to go out and then trying to install a generator in the home will cost more and result in more work for the contractor. If you do it while they are building the home, it can be installed to the electric panel easier. The transfer switch can also be connected at that time. An installed generator can also be connected to a propane tank so you won’t need gasoline to operate the generator. You also won’t have to worry about carbon dioxide leaks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Upfront installation of a generator gives new home buyers peace of mind.
  • Compared to portable generators, permanently installed generators pose less of a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • While portable generators run on fuel, the Generac generator taps into the home’s supply of propane or natural gas.

“Installing a generator during the construction process is faster and more cost-effective during construction than afterward in a retrofit situation.”

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