Home Generator Install
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For sales, installation and 24-hour service of quality backup generator systems call us or email us at: info@thegeneratorguysct.com
Two Levels of Residential Comfort: Portable vs. Standby

Portable 7-10kW - Generators in this range provide enough power for basics like lighting, refrigerator, TV, computers, etc. Use our Automatic Wattage Calculator below to properly size your needs and see if a portable unit will work for you.

The appliances can be directly plugged into the generator (which is kept outside) with a long extension cord, or the generator can be plugged into a transfer switch through an outside inlet box, which is connected to the home electrical panel This is then designed to power only the appliances/areas that have been pre-wired into the panel - it's pretty cool!

Standby 11-22kW - Generators in this range provide extra comfort and control for the essential and high powered appliances you want to power such as central air conditioning, heat pumps, well pumps, stoves and more.

These generators are permanently wired into the homes electrical panel through an automatic transfer switch, and will come on automatically the moment they sense an electrical outage. In addition, they are usually connected to a Natural Gas/propane source and can run for days or continually without any need for additional fuel - these are really cool!

Total Cost: $1500 - $3500
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Total Cost: $3800 - $9400
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Automatic Wattage Calculator - GIVE IT TRY - IT's COOL
Check if Yes Appliance Running Surge Total Running Total Surge
Hot Water Heater 4500 4500 0 0
Clothes Dryer 6750 8000 0 0
AC (20,000) BTU 3400 7500 0 0
Electric Range/Stove 2100 2100 0 0
Well Pump present? 1700 5500 0 0
Toaster Oven 1500 1500 0 0
Portable Heater 1500 1700 0 0
Refrigerator 1 1200 2700 0 0
Refrigerator 2 1200 2700 0 0
Refrigerator 3 1200 2700 0 0
Washing Machine 1200 3400 0 0
Desktop Computer 1000 1000 0 0
Lights (15 @ 60 Watts) 1000 1000 0 0
Fax Machine 700 700 0 0
Microwave Oven 650 650 0 0
Coffee Maker 600 600 0 0
Forced Air Heat/Cool 500 2000 0 0
Printer 500 500 0 0
Plasma TV 400 400 0 0
Laptop Computer 100 100 0 0
Electric Baseboard Heat 0 0
        0 0
Recommendation: Portable Generator

Another interesting statistic, is that the value of your home can increase by more than the amount you spend on the generator! By adding a whole-home standby generator, you not only insure your home will have the power you need, but you insure your family will be safe and sound - image what that means to a new home buyer!

We will spend the time to help you understand all the options and costs and make sure you are comfortable with your purchase.

Finally, we will be there for you when you need us. Whether it's a simple question, or scheduled maintenance - The Generator Guys will put the POWER back in you life!

Which Backup System is Right for Your Home?

As in everything in life, that depends! Choosing the right backup generator is the key to meeting your electrical needs during an unexpected power loss.

The First Step

The first step is to select the systems and appliances that you would like to use during a sudden or prolonged outage! These include the most obvious ones like the refrigerator, but there are many less obvious ones, like the well or sump pump! - if you have one,we need to back it up so you have water! Don't fret, we will help put together a comprehensive list from our site survey!

Next Step

Once you have decided on the appliances you need during an outage, we need to determine the total amount of power they will require.

This is easy using our Automatic Wattage Calculator at the bottom left.

By Checking the appliance you need, you will then be given a total running and surge wattage and a recommendation as to the type of Generator you need, a Portable or Standby. Obviously the more power you require, the larger the generator must be.

The Final Step

Once we have determined the size of the generator needed, we will make a recommendation as to the exact generator you will require based upon your desired fuel source. At this point you can go to our cost page to determine an approximate total cost, which will be refined upon our free on-site Survey.

Call us now for our Complimentary "Onsite Generator Survey"

WE COME TO YOUR HOME to discuss the comfort level you need during a power outage.

WE HELP IDENTIFY the items you wish to backup, as well as review your current electrical service.

WE CALCULATE the proper backup generator size and show you the different types of generators for your particular needs.



WE PROFESSIONALY INSTALL AND MAKE SURE you know the capabilities and proper use of your system. We make sure that you are comfortable with your new generator and we will be there far beyond the installation to answer any questions you may have and keep your generator running for years to come.

Here are two Great Videos to learn a bit more --
More info about a Standby Generator and how it exactly works -

Even if you bought your generator elsewhere, call us for professional installation!
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The Generator Guys are fantastic!!
I absolutely recommend The Generator Guys. The most competitive price and comprehensive business partnership. Unlike most contractors The Generator Guys respond to your call immediately and manage the project from start to finish. The electricians are extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and thorough
Scott J, East Granby
Highly Recommend these guys
I received 3 quotes when buying my whole house generator. The Generator Guys were the most knowledgeable, and most professional. I bought from them with complete confidence that the job would be done right. I've had the generator installed now for 6 months, it's worked flawlessly, and the recommendations they made saved me time, money, and helped me avoid potential problems. Use these guys, you will be very happy you did!
GBrooksct, Essex, CT
fantastic in every phase of project !!!!
The Gen Guys are a pleasure to work with the guys went through my property and mad detailed notes that only made sense after i received my estimate.... on time ,no mess and everything works as it should ... i would highly recommend them to any body
AdamT, Ridgefield, CT
The last week proved that getting an automatic generator was a great investment. Of course I was out of town when the storm hit and it was nice to know that my family was taken care of. My spouse didn’t have to do anything, then generator just came on a ran great for 5 days. My family could just live their life thanks to the Generator Guys and my Generac.
Erick Brough, Oxford, CT
Couldn't have been easier...
I called The Generator Guys after getting their website from a friend of mine. All the information was well laid out on their site, so I already had an idea what I wanted when they came to my house for the on-site visit. As I expected, the installation was fairly easy, and the cost was a lower than even I calculate.! All in all, it was a nice experience and I would highly recommend them to anyone who calls me! - oh - thy are doing the scheduled maintenance as well
Mike D., Westport, CT
Glad we did not wait any longer!
After this last storm we finally decided Enough was enough! We were out of power for 12 days, a nightmare for us all. We called the generator guys, as i think a lot of people did, as we had to wait for the generator! BUT, when it finally came and was installed, we were very happy! Thank you Generator Guys.
Judy B., Newtown
Did not think we could afford it..
We were putting off the purchase for a couple of years now, as we did not think we could afford a whole house system. After meeting with Kevin and having a site survey, he told us we could get by with the 7kw unit so we had water, heat and a few appliances. This was perfect as the cost was 1/2 of what we expected and it was still a standby unit, not needing any attention upon a power outage. We were very please, and wished we had called The Generator Guys sooner. Thanks Guys!
Noah R., Southbury, CT
Was a nice experience...
We called Adam, had a site survey, he told us the size we needed, he then emailed us an estimate, we paid for it, had it delivered and installed about 5 weeks later, and all was done - Don't know what else to say, but the experience was nice and smooth and went as expected.
Joe R., Southbury, CT
Had it installed for my Parents
My folks are getting older now, and it really makes me concerned about their safety as i live in another state. I call The Generator guys and had them meet my father for a site-survey. My dad was very please with their attention to detail and the fact that Adam asked if he should remove his shoes (as my parent's house is like a museum!) In any case, the price was great and the delivery was a lot quicker than even they thought. It all went smoothly and I feel a lot better knowing that the basics will be backed up during our next storm. Thank again for everything.
James M., Madison, CT (my parent's town)
We ordered a unit elsewhere, but had the guys install it
We bought our Generac on the internet, before we met the Generator guys. They were friendly and had no problem installing our unit. The installed was a bit challenging as our electrical panel had no additional room for breakers, but rather than install a new box, they replaces some breakers with newer thinner ones, saving us a lot of time and money. I appreciated their consideration and concern for my wallet! Everything else was great. I would highly recommend them which is why i agreed to write this review.
Dave J., Thomaston, CT
It really was Turn-Key!
They literally took care of everything. The Permits, the gas line installation and coordination with Wesson energy, the unloading off the truck, the concrete pad (we needed this for a few reasons) and initial lesson! We literally did not have to do anything -- Thanks Gen Guys
Hugh S., Weston, CT
Whole House System
We opted to go with a whole house system as we wanted to have almost everything backed up in case of a long power outage (as we just experienced!). We were expecting to need a 27kw system, but Kevin showed us how a 20KW system with load shedding could do the same thing at a significant savings - i had no idea what this was, but he explained it all to me and showed me how the unit would switch appliances on in a certain order, so it never go overloaded. This was cool and saved us a lot of money! Thanks for being patient (really) and dealing with 1000 questions!
Zhann J., Roxbury, CT
SO Happy we finally got it done
We waited way too long for a backup unit, but after the 2nd recent Noreaster, we were done! We called around and got a few estimates, but the Generator Guys price was great, especially considering the service and availability. They were ready to go, but we got delayed a bit due to the permitting process for the gas and then finally we were done - JUST IN TIME, as the 3rd Noreaster had our entire street out of power for almost 4 days!
Joanne T., Greenwich, CT
Great Experience
From the beginning, our experience with The Generator Guys was positive. Raj was very knowledgeable, clear and detailed with the equipment needed and quotation. Adam and Kevin were on time and very professional and neat when they did the installation. When finished, they went through the equipment in detail. We are very happy with our Generac and The Generator Guys.
schwamh, Milford, CT
Very professional service
Adam, Raj and Kevin were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional installation, courteous and responsive service. Would highly recommend the Generator Guys.
Robbie, Fairfield, CT
Personal service, responsive
We had a number of "generator companies" come out to our house. Adam at the Generator Guys was by far the most pleasant and showed us some creative solutions that will "stretch" our power during an outage. They were not the cheapest (others was not using the same quality materials) but they are the most responsive which is what you need during a power outage and the generator is not running. Will use them at anytime if needed again
vhembe, Westport, CT
Generator Guys are the best!
One terrific company. I would absolutely recommend them - no questions asked. Raj, Adam & Kevin are very professional and knowledgeable.
King120, Monroe, CT
Highly recommend
The Generator Guys had the best pricing. Their service has been excellent. They always respond quickly.
BOSXFN1, Redding, CT
Professional, responsive dealer
Raj and his team are excellent. They did a really nice job on the install. Quote was transparent and they worked well with Town Inspector and Gas Co coordinating install. The follow up maintenance and email communications has been strong and we are into our 2nd full year without issue. I would highly recommend them.
JS106TH, Cheshire, CT
Was A pleasure working with them!Was A pleasure working with them!
My experience with the generator guys was a complete pleasure. The professional job that Adam and Kevin did from laying down blankets where they walked in the finished basement,to the cleanup. They explained everything to us on how it's works in very laymen terms. And to you Raj in getting the necessary gas hookup and permits to get it running. I would recommended to anyone who is looking to have a generator installed to call the generator guys. Thanks Ed Kowalski
Ed Kowalski, Plainville, CT
Great Service and was the best price of all quotes
We got 3 quotes from other highly rated dealers as well - not only was the quote from The Generator Guys the most detailed, with every aspect of the installation being priced, but the overall price was lower than the other two quote. From speaking with them on the phone, to texting them to emailing, it was a fluid real-time situation, and the final installation done by Adam and Kevin was so good, the town's inspector even made a comment. Yes, we highly recommend them, and am glad we used the guys!
OJSTERLING, Ridgefield, CT
Was a Seamless Process
Responsiveness 5 / 55 / 5 Expertise 5 / 55 / 5 Friendliness 5 / 55 / 5 Professionalism 5 / 55 / 5 I called the generator guys as they were recommended to me by a friend and i needed a generator installed for my parents in Madision CT (I live in NYC). From the beginning, everything was seamless. They actually use TEXT and email in real time and I immediately got a call back from Raj after leaving a message. Adam came to the house the next day (My parents live in Madison) and I had an estimate the following day. It was one of three I had received and although it was not the lowest, it was close, but the installation was a much better quality as they put everything in conduits and use high quality wire (not service wire) -- I did not know this but when i compared apples to apples, they were actually lower, for a better job. We went ahead and ordered the unit, which came in about 2 weeks, and then we had to deal with the dreaded town of Madison! Kevin made multiple trips to get the permits for the unit, while Raj coordinated the gas installation. Overall, it took about 5 weeks to get the unit installed, and the job was superb, but most importantly, I did not have to raise a finger - aside from writing a check! My parents were extremely pleased with everything and they even followed up with calls to make sure everything was done to satisfaction. I could not have been happier Thank you!
JamesMc, Madison, CT
Excellent overall
They came when they said they would and did the job for what they said they would. The install was a pretty big job. Nothing I could possibly ever do on my own. I was very happy with them and feel if I ever have a problem, they will be there, which was the main reason I used a full service company, instead of doing the Home Depot route.
SteveD, Ridgefield, CT
We had a whole house generator installed. Very professional guys who know their business. Installation went smoothly as planned. Very helpful.
We had a whole house generator installed. Very professional owners who know their business. Installation (Adam and Ken) went smoothly as planned. Very helpful and courteous.
Robby, Fairfield, CT
Great job!
Raj, Adam, and Kevin did a great job, and were very responsive. Adam came out and did the initial site survey, and to my pleasant surprise, he didn't t try to oversell me on a unit bigger than I needed. So, I received an estimate and we were off and running. I had a bit of a problem initially, since there seemed to be no propane dealers in my area who would rent tanks for generator use only. Well, Raj did the research, made the calls, and found a propane dealer who would rent tanks to me for the generator. Raj sent some of his guys to dig the trench for the propane pipe and electrical conduit. Adam and Kevin installed the unit beautifully. They handled the permits, were there for the inspection, and took their time teaching me how to use it. I would highly recommend The Generator Guys LLC to install your unit!
MikeDT, Shelton, CT
Very professional, nice and a great job!
Adam came to my house and walked the property and house with me. He made great suggestions as to where the generator should go to minimize both the electrical length and gas length so as to save money. I got the estimate the next day and we were off! It took a bit longer than we thought for the whole installation as our town required a zoning permit, which took an additional 2 weeks, but once were done, the job Adam and Kevin did was beautiful and there were no issues with the inspection. They even followed up with a call a week later to make sure all was good. I am very happy with them, and already recommended them to a friend.
JamesS, Redding, CT
Super Professional and Responsive Service
it is important to have both a reliable machine, as well as an installation and service team that you can trust to be there to ensure that the machine will keep running smoothly over the years. The team is also very good at keeping the client updated and informed. I recommend the team at the Generator Guys without reservation.
lowerfairfieldcounty resident, Fairfield, CT
Tremendous Experience
The Generator Guys worked exceptionally hard to make sure every aspect of our installation went well. The site survey, discussing installation options, performing the installation, teaching us how to use the unit, and then resolving any issue - no matter how small. Highly recommend them.
Happy Customer Joe, Granby, CT
These guys are great!
Turnkey operation. They took care of everything. We highly recommend these guys.
Pie, Old Lyme
After the 3rd Nor'easter
We finally had it and called The Generator guys. Raj and Adam were a pleasure to deal with and the price was excellent with the service we received! I highly recommend them!
Kristen, Roxbury, CT
Great Maintenance Program
We did not get our unit installed by the guys, but they take great care of our machine, coming out twice a year for $325 - The best part is that they are always available, by email text or cell - it's great to be able to reach someone right away!
Doug, Westport, CT
Raj, Adam and Kevin: My sincere thanks to you for the great service, efforts and, of course, patience shown in this project. The work was as promised, professional, neat, clean and done with both care and concern for the customer. In addition, the extra effort made and taken are well appreciated and noticed. I am sure that you have multiple customers who serve as references and I am most willing to do the same. Further, there is no better comedy act that Adam and Kevin at the job site. Seriously, great people to work with and have at your residence. Raj, you are the calm in the storm.
Gary R, Fairfield, CT
The Generator Guys have been great to deal with. From installation to routine maintenance to service, they are always responsive and professional. I highly recommend using this company for your generator needs.
ABARAN, redding
It started with a call to Generac on a Saturday and Adam came to my house the first thing on Sunday morning. He took lots of time to explain to me how everything will work, from ordering, installing and maintaining. I was very impressed. When I had questions I would email or text Raj and there was always a very quick response. I had absolutely no issues at all and I would highly recommend “The Generator Guys” to anyone considering having a generator to backup electrical loss. In closing I would just want to send thanks to Adam and Raj. I know I have an annual maintenance coming soon and I look forward to dealing with both Raj and Adam. One last thing to the Generator Guys! If you ever need a referral for potential customers, you know I will tell them exactly how it is! I doubt you will need referral once you talk to them in person. Special thanks to “The Generator Guys” from me! Thanks Again.
Ralph, Torrington
Wonderful Installation
To all of you @ The Generator Guys.. Wonderful installation experience, response and services are exceptional! short story.. within months of the install, my wife was walking the dogs, came inside and noted that there was an engine running next to the side of the house. I laughed, rolled my eyes and said "the TV still work?" she hesitated and said " no way!" " How long has the power been out?" " 2 days"... more laughter! Happy end to that story! Thanks for a job well done! Anthony from Guilford
Anthony, Guilford
Robert, Raj: Congratulations on being named officially “elite”…although you Generator Guys proved that to us with your performance In completing our project last year…coordinating with utility and other contractors to get your job done . All landscaped and snugged In near the new construction it just sits there and WORKS …quietly and efficiently. Ginger and Bill
Bill, Madison
Great guys!
Raj Let me tell you how thankful we are that we contracted with you and your guys to install our generator! They are the nicest, most polite and professional fellows. You completed the job in the time frame given and we really appreciate that.
Pat, Oxford
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