Residential Generator Installation

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we get to experience true four-season weather. Although we may not experience the extremes of the upper Midwest or the South, there are times when the weather hits hard enough to affect the power grid. Every year, there seem to be large swaths of neighborhoods in Clark County that lose power for a few days due to snow and ice.

Drier, hotter weather during the Summer can also take out parts of the power grid. Although extreme heat can affect power lines and transformers, wildfires are a much more real threat. In either case, losing power for a few hours is easy to deal with. Losing it for a few days or longer is much more stressful.

Residential Generator Installation

With a residential generator for backup power, minor power outages and major blackouts are a thing of the past. This goes beyond making sure the ice cream doesn’t melt in the freezer. Being able to heat or cool your home, cook food, charge devices, and more are all parts of day-to-day life. If you work from home, any downtime could affect your finances.

As a Kohler installation and service dealer, Prairie Electric works with a variety of generators in a variety of applications. In addition to residential uses, we’ve installed standby generators for health care facilities, food processing plants, data centers, and more.

Portable generators are less expensive and can be put away after use. However, they’re only good to power a few appliances and aren’t wired into your electrical system. You’ll need extension cords that lead to the outside because fumes make indoor use of these generators very unhealthy.

An installed home standby generator is always ready to go. Even if used as just a partial house generator, you’ll get the power you need when you need it. The installation costs of the generator for your home will be more of course. But the peace of mind that your family will be safe and comfortable with a home standby generator during an outage is hard to put a price on.

With decades of experience with installing, maintaining, and servicing generators, our generator technicians will make a site visit and then design build a generator system. We know exactly how much your home will need and conduct generator sizing to match your requirements.

Although the generators we use are some of the quietest on the market, there will still be some noise. We’ll work with you to find the best placement for the generator, both for use and appearance, and follow all jurisdictional codes, rules, and regulations during installation. We’ll locate the fuel source (natural gas lines or other), and make sure your home’s electrical panel is up to date.

Residential Generator Service and Repair

While they are relatively maintenance-free, backup generators require some servicing. Prairie Electric provides annual maintenance, replacement of older generators, tune-ups, and other services to keep your generator up and ready to go at a moment’s notice. You can trust us to make sure your home is prepared the next time a power outage hits.

Electrical System Experts

If you’re interested in adding backup power to your home or need to replace an existing generator that has outlived its lifespan, reach out to Prairie Electric for a free estimate. Kohler residential generators are some of the most dependable on the market and have a variety of designs and styles.

In addition to generator installation for both residential and commercial applications, Prairie Electric also works in new construction, design-building residential and industrial electrical systems, and repair services. We build automation panels, lighting control systems, electrical excavations, and more.

With more than 200 employees and decades of operation in Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, and elsewhere throughout Oregon and Washington, we understand what it takes to keep the power going in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to hearing how we can help with your standby power, new wiring, or even just simple repairs or upgrades to your circuit breaker.