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Whole-Home Generator Systems & Service in Short Pump & Richmond, VA

If a severe storm, blown transformer, or electrical wiring issue in your Richmond-area home causes a power outage, keeping your house safe and your family comfortable are usually top priorities. Whole-home generators provide the assurance you need to weather power outages without anxiety.

Get a free quote for whole-home generator installation by contacting F.H. Furr at 833-228-2481 today.

Backup Generators Keep Homes Running Smoothly

Automatic backup or standby generators are designed to start running immediately after a power cut so you can continue to run crucial electrical items, such as:

  • Lighting and security systems
  • Appliances, like your fridge, freezer, and cooktop
  • Home comfort systems, like your heating and cooling systems
  • Any essential medical equipment

You can also get advanced features, like a Wi-Fi-enabled backup generator, so you can easily monitor the device from your smartphone or computer.

Make sure you’re ready to weather an emergency power outage. Contact F.H. Furr to get a free quote for a generator system or schedule any generator services today.

Types of Whole-Home Generators

When selecting a whole-home generator, there are a few options to consider:

  • Manual generators: These have a manual switch that must be flipped by someone to run the generator when the power goes out. While these can be more affordable upfront, they can be less convenient because someone has to be home to activate the generator during a power outage.
  • Automatic generators: With an automatic transfer switch (ATS), these automatically activate in a power outage. So, when you’re not home and the power goes out, there’s nothing to worry about; your generator will instantly kick on, continuing to power your home.
  • Air-cooled whole-house generators: Air-cooled generators can work for a smaller home with fewer electrical needs, providing a maximum of approximately 20 kilowatts (kW) of electricity.
  • Liquid-cooled whole-house generators: More expensive than air-cooled options, liquid-cooled generators can supply up to about 150 kW of power. This can make them better options for larger homes and great electrical needs.

How To Choose the Right Generator for Your Home

When selecting a whole-house generator, a few of the most important factors to consider are your electrical needs and the size of your home. If the power goes out, do you want (or need) to be able to run all your household appliances, electronics, or systems? Or do you only need to run certain essentials?

As you weigh your options, here’s a helpful guide to how much power, in watts, common household items typically require:

  • Refrigerator: 700 W
  • Freezer: 600 W
  • Electric cooktop or stove: 1000 to 1500 W
  • Microwave: 600 to 1000 W
  • AC system (10,000 BTU): 1500 W
  • Desktop computer: 200 to 400 W
  • Laptop: 25 to 85 W
  • Clothes washer: 1000 to 2500 W

Need help choosing the right type and size whole-home generator? Call 833-228-2481 for expert help

Benefits of Backup Generators

If your power goes out any time after you’ve installed a standby power generator, you will:

  • Never have to worry about food going bad
  • Be able to keep your home and family comfortable
  • Have peace of mind that your pipes won’t freeze or burst in freezing temperatures
  • Be able to charge all your portable electronics, from your cellphone to your tablet
  • Know that your home security system is still protecting you
  • Enjoy many other benefits

Whole-Home Generator Installation

At  F.H. Furr, we install all types and sizes of whole-house generators in Short Pump- and Richmond-area homes. Once installed, your generator is integrated into your home’s electrical grid.

Power outages will automatically trigger your backup generator (if you choose an automatic model), giving you a reliable, turnkey solution whenever your home loses power.

Call 833-228-2481 to schedule generator installation in or around the Richmond, VA, area.

Whole-Home Generator Repair & Maintenance

Once you’ve invested in a standby generator, make sure it’s ready to power your home anytime you might need it, with reliable repairs and routine preventative maintenance.

While repairs can restore your generator when it malfunctions, maintenance is key to avoiding problems and keeping your generator ready to run efficiently. Plus, maintenance is usually required under many manufacturer warranties.

At F.H. Furr, we provide a complete range of generator services, from simple and complex repairs to thorough tune-ups.

Our whole-home generator maintenance includes:

  • Oil and filter replacements
  • Equipment cleaning
  • Testing and calibration

Make sure you’re prepared for electrical outages. Get a backup generator and keep it well-serviced with the team at F.H. Furr.

Contact us at 833-228-2481 today to get top-notch generators and service at great prices.

Frequently Asked Questions About Generators

Many factors influence cost, including required site preparation, permits, and improvements. It also depends on the size of the generator, whether the unit requires a fuel tank or operates off your home’s natural gas lines, and how much site preparation is required.

You must have a comprehensive load calculation performed that includes all lights, appliances, security systems, etc., you want to operate during a power loss situation. Once you identify these, you need to add the total wattage of these electrical systems to achieve the optimal generator size.

It typically takes around two days to complete a whole-home generator installation that doesn’t require a concrete foundation. If a concrete foundation is required, it will take one to two more days to complete the installation.

Staying on top of generator maintenance offers many advantages that save you money. These include extending the service life of your whole-home generator, reducing repair and replacement costs, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing reliability during emergencies.

It’s important to pay attention to the operation of your generator. In most cases, it will give off clear signs that problems are brewing. These include difficulty starting, premature shutdown, excessive noise or vibration, inconsistent power delivery, and excessive exhaust.

It depends on the system, the attention to maintenance and repairs, and whether the unit suffers damage over the years. Some whole-home generators can provide 10,000 running hours, while others can deliver up to 30,000.

That said, we recommend considering quality over cost; while a higher-quality system will cost more upfront, it will save you more in the long run.

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