Home Standby Generator Installation in Tampa, FL

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Living in Tampa Bay, you know all too well the unpredictability of summer storms and hurricanes. Losing power during these events can be stressful and disruptive. But what if you could keep your lights on, your fridge running, and your air conditioner humming — even during a blackout?

A home standby generator is the answer. At Hoffman Electrical & A/C, a Generac® Authorized Dealer serving the Tampa Bay area since 1989, we specialize in installing reliable generators that automatically kick in when the power goes out. We'll ensure your home has the power it needs to stay comfortable and safe, no matter what the weather throws your way.

Give us a call to schedule your home standby generator installation or replacement in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, or Clearwater, or request service online!

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What Will a Home Standby Generator Power?

Do you live in the Tampa or Sarasota, Florida, areas and have ever been left without power for a few hours, or even a few days? Have you ever returned home from a day at work only to find your neighborhood is experiencing a power outage? A blackout can lead to added stress and prevent you from completing necessary tasks. A standby Generac home generator is the perfect backup plan for your home.

The main function of a home standby generator is to provide backup power when the electricity from your local provider is disturbed or unavailable. A typical home may have over 100 devices requiring electrical power, so we understand how important a backup power supply from a home standby generator is to your daily routine. A Generac standby generator will power:

  • Lights
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Water heaters
  • Refrigerators
  • Security systems
  • Computers
  • Shore power operating for bilge pumps
  • And more!

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Contact Hoffman Electrical & A/C to learn more about our home standby generator installation in Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.

How Does a Standby Generator Work?

There are three basic components to a home standby generator: a generator, transfer switch, and its service entrance breaker.

  • Generator: Provides power to important or selected systems, including HVAC, refrigeration, water heater, and more.
  • Transfer Switch: Transfers power responsibilities from your home to your generator.
  • Service Entrance Breaker: Protects the circuit breaker, transfer switch, internal breakers, and generator when transferring power from your home to your generator.

When your home loses its electrical power supply, your Generac generator will kick on within 10 seconds of losing power. Equipped with a quiet-test mode, your standby generator will run weekly automatic tests to ensure it is properly working and prepared to run any time of day or night in any weather.

Contact Hoffman Electrical & A/C to learn more about our home standby generator installation in Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.

Choose Hoffman Electrical & A/C for Generac Generator Installation in the Tampa Area

If you've been searching for a reputable home backup generator installer in Tampa Bay you can stop your search with us. Hoffman Electrical & A/C is a family-owned and -operated business serving the Tampa and Brandon, Florida, communities since 1989. Our friendly and knowledgeable team of electricians installs systems in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. When you need an electrician in your home, let our family help yours! Not only do we offer high-quality generator installation services, but we’ll also make sure your equipment continues to work efficiently and safely.

We install Generac generators because of their excellent reputation, durability, and reliability. Always having power in your home is important to us, so that’s why we install Generac generators. Generac offers a wide variety of generator options and sizes, so no matter what your demands are in case of a power outage, there’s a Generac generator for your Tampa home or business.

Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and surrounding Central Florida areas like Palm Harbor, Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, Trinity, Land O' Lakes, Spring Hill, and Brooksville are all within our service range.

For Generac generator installation in Tampa, Brandon, Sarasota, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or their surrounding areas, contact us online or call us at 866-238-3243 today!

Home Standby Generator Services From Hoffman Electrical & A/C

Whether you want power restored automatically (without power loss delay) or you have a portable generator that you would like to use with a manual transfer switch, Hoffman Electrical & A/C can provide you with the generator and transfer switch wiring that you need. It doesn’t matter what sort of generator issue you are having, give us a call if you live in the Clearwater area. Whether you want to install a new generator or replace an older one, Hoffman Electrical & A/C can help.

Contact us to schedule your home standby generator installation in Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg.


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Generator Installation Frequently Asked Questions

At Hoffman Electrical & A/C, we have heard many questions about our electrical services, including generator installation. Here are some common questions and their answers about installing whole-house generators.

How much does it cost to have a generator installed?

The cost for whole-house generator installation varies significantly from one project to the next. The national average is around $3,700, but homeowners can pay between $400 and over $9,000 for generator installation. The generator chosen and the size of your home will affect this cost.

Where is the safest place to use a generator?

Home standby generators are a great source of backup power during storms or prolonged electrical outages. You should never operate a generator inside your home or in a garage. Contact us online or give us a call for a generator installation estimate in the Tampa or St. Pete areas!

How are generators installed?

To install a whole-house generator, an electrician will first find an appropriate installation location. Then, the generator will be put in place and connected to a fuel supply. After that, the electrician will install the transfer switch. Finally, the generator will be connected to the electrical connections in your home. Before finishing the project, the electrician will test the generator to make sure it's running properly.

Can I install my own whole-house generator?

Installing a whole-house generator requires a clear understanding of electrical systems and electrical safety. Though some people may feel comfortable doing this job on their own, it is best to have it done by a licensed electrician who understands how these systems work. This ensures the generator will be ready to deliver electricity when you need it.

Where should a generator be installed in a house?

Each generator has its own manufacturer’s requirements for best placement. Generator placement also needs to follow state and city building safety codes and requirements. Typically, the generator is installed outdoors. It needs to sit at least 20 feet from your house. The engine exhaust should flow away from all windows and doors. Your electrician will help you find a location that is in line with your local building codes and follows all necessary safety precautions.

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