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Whole-House Generators & Generator Services in Chicagoland, IL

High winds, heavy storms, and car accidents are all common in the Chicago area, and they often result in power outages that can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. This can leave your home without heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, or power for life-saving medical devices. Protect your home and family during prolonged power outages with a permanently installed, easy-to-use whole-home generator. When power is lost, it will automatically start and provide all the electricity you need to keep your home running smoothly without the hassle of rolling out a portable generator, connecting extension cords, and risking your safety during inclement weather.

Talk to our ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric team when you want to add a whole-home generator to your Chicago home. We can recommend the best size for your needs and provide a turnkey, professional generator installation. We also offer complete service for all our whole-home generators, from basic generator maintenance and repairs to emergency services. With over 65 years of experience, you can count on us for top-quality plumbing, HVAC, and electrical services with convent scheduling, upfront pricing, and complete satisfaction guaranteed.

Minimize worry and stress during a power outage. Call 888-868-6667 today or contact us online to request an estimate for a whole-home generator in the Chicago area.

Whole-Home Generator Installations in Chicago

Whether the power goes out during a sub-zero winter night or after a violent summer thunderstorm, a whole-home generator can provide your family with comfort and peace of mind. Our team at ABC can provide a complete standby generator installation for your Chicago home. This will include:

  • Evaluating your electrical needs
  • Selecting the best generator to support your electrical loads
  • Installing and testing the generator
  • Wiring the automatic transfer switch

To learn more about installing a whole-home generator, call 888-868-6667 or contact us online to speak with our licensed electricians today.

The Benefits of a Whole-Home Generator

A whole-home generator offers several benefits for your Chicago home and family, including:

  • Reliable backup power: Your generator will start within seconds of a power outage to provide electricity to your entire home.
  • Automatic startup: There’s no need to start your generator and connect it. An automatic transfer switch safety starts your generator and transfers the loads automatically.
  • Year-round comfort: No matter when your power goes out, a whole-home generator has the capacity to keep your heating or air conditioning system running, as well as your refrigerators, freezers, electric stoves, lights, TV, emergency radios, and more.
  • Improved safety: A standby generator has a permanent fuel supply like municipal natural gas lines, a large propane tank, or a large diesel tank, so there is no dangerous manual refueling during inclement weather. It is also in a safe location outside to virtually eliminate the threat of carbon monoxide positioning that is all too common with portable generators, plus there are no electrical cables to handle.

Generator Repair for Your Chicago Home

When your generator is malfunctioning or needs basic care and maintenance, call our team at ABC. We offer complete whole-home generator repair services, and our technicians are available 24/7 for emergency service.

Signs Your Generator Needs Repairs

Call our experts anytime you notice the following problems with your standby generator:

  • Problems starting: A weak battery, fuel delivery problems, a faulty ignition system, or a bad starter could prevent your generator from starting properly.
  • Bogging under load: A restricted fuel system, dirty air filter, weak spark, or a worn engine could cause the engine to slow down under load.
  • Stalling: Low oil levels, bad fuel, overloading, and a faulty ignition system could all cause the engine to stall and shut the generator down.
  • No power output: A lack of power could indicate wiring issues, tripped breakers, a faulty transfer switch, or problems with the generator’s power head or alternator.

Call us at 888-868-6667 or contact us online for fast, reliable generator repairs anywhere in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Whole-Home Generator Replacement in Chicago

Like any equipment with an engine, a whole-home generator will eventually need to be replaced as the engine loses performance and efficiency over time. As the end of your generator’s service life approaches, you may notice more frequent breakdowns, engine problems, trouble running large loads, less stable power, or issues with sensitive electronics.

A generator replacement will ensure you have the reliable backup power you need during an emergency without worrying about breakdowns, loss of power, or safety issues. When it is time to replace your whole-home generator, talk to our team at ABC. We can recommend the best model for your needs and provide complete installation.

To request a quote for a generator replacement in the Chicago area, call 888-868-6667 or contact us online today.

ABC: Your Trusted Team for Standby Generator Services in Chicago, IL

Choose whole-home generator services from ABC when you need constant, reliable power for your Chicago home. We have been serving the Chicago area for over 65 years. We offer fast, dependable service from friendly professionals who receive complete background checks and drug screenings before they are hired, along with the best training we can provide.

We work with your schedule to make our visits as convenient as possible, and we offer a “No Surprises” pricing guarantee so that you know what you will pay upfront, a customer service guarantee that ensures excellence with every visit, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee that ensures you will be happy with our work.

Call us today at 888-868-6667 or contact us online to schedule generator services with the ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling, and Electric team!

Whole-Home Generator FAQs

How much backup generator power do I need?

The output capacity of standby generators is rated in kilowatts. To estimate the generator size you need, add the wattage of all the devices you plan to use during a power outage. The wattage is often listed on the device itself; if not, the amperage will be. To calculate wattage, multiply the amperage by the circuit’s voltage, typically 120 volts. Choose a generator with at least 50% more power than you need to run efficiently and provide extra power for starting large motors like HVAC blowers. For help evaluating your electrical needs, talk to our team at ABC.

What kind of maintenance does a whole-home generator require?

To keep your generator running smoothly, it needs to be completely serviced at least once a year. This includes basic maintenance tasks like replacing the air filter, changing the oil, testing the battery, and inspecting the electrical connections. After several years of use, a full tune-up should be completed, the valves will need to be adjusted, and the fuel system will need to be serviced. For expert generator maintenance in the Chicago area, choose the team at ABC.

How do generators work?

Check out this video to learn more about how generators work!

 

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