Frequently Asked Questions
What can i power in my home with a backup generator?
A free in home consultation is the best way to determine what YOUR house will need. If you just need the basics, like a sump pump, refrigerator, furnace, and a few lights, an 8 kW would work. If you want to back up a house with large electric loads, then a 22 kW may be what you need. There are many options in between.
What does it cost?
An automatic standby generator from Finger Lakes Generators will add safety, security, and value to your home. The starting investment for turn-key automatic standby generator system is around $6,300 for basic backup, and $7,000 for whole house solutions. Please use this as a budgetary number. Every system is unique, and pricing could go up or down, based on the needs of your home.
Who does the work?
We take pride in doing our own work with our employees. The office staff takes care of all the permits, inspections, and utility company coordination. When it comes to installation day, you will have at least one company owner, who is fully trained in Kohler and Generac, on site and working with the tools.
Do I need a building permit and electrical inspection?
Yes, a building permit and electrical inspection is required. Our staff coordinates the application and scheduling as part of the turn-key project.
How much maintenance is required on a typical generator?
Our current line of Generac Evolution Series generators require maintenance yearly or 200 run-hours, whichever comes first. We set up a maintenance agreement with you at the time of installation to ensure that your unit operates for a very long time. We are factory certified in the repair and maintenance of all aspects of the generator system.
Why Finger lakes Generators?
Our installations are the "best of the best" (quoted from a local electrical inspector). With over 10 years of engineering and electrical experience, we make sure that every detail is covered. From site survey plans, to painting gas pipes, to hand filled trenches, our workmanship is second to none. In addition to these items, we also have a referral program that we pay $100 for any referral that moves forward with an installation.