The basic cost to install a home generator varies based on the generator you choose. Home back-up generators, such as Generac brand generators, start at around $2,000 plus installation
. Your electrician will be able to determine the type of generator appropriate for your household and needs. Different types of generators provide different services such as full power to your home in the event of an outage, or just partial power to keep major appliances running such as hot water and your refrigerator. The cost to install a home generator
is about $3,500
, again depending on the rate charged by your electrician and the cost of the generator youre installing. It is essential to hire a professional for most electrical projects, especially when installing a stationary generator
which can be very dangerous if completed by anyone other than a trained pro. Electricians are highly trained and wear protective clothing that prevent injury such as electrocution, electrical arcs, and fire.