Standby Generators

Power outages are a fact of life in Southeast Michigan. Winter storms, heavy rain, fallen tree branches, and even strong winds can disrupt your electrical service, leaving you without essential comforts and potentially damaging your home.

The best time to prepare for a power outage is before it happens. At Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing, we understand the inconvenience a power outage can bring. That’s why we offer standby generator installation, maintenance, and repair services to keep your home powered and comfortable during any outage.

Call us at 586-799-0960 or request service online for a free home generator quote.

How a Standby Generator Works

Imagine this: you’re curled up on the couch with a good book and a delicious meal preheating in the oven when suddenly—the lights flicker and die.

A powerful storm has rolled through, plunging your Clinton Township, MI, neighborhood into darkness. But what if you didn’t have to worry about spoiled food, lost productivity, or uncomfortable nights in the cold?

A standby generator is permanently installed outdoors in your yard on a sturdy foundation, typically in an area we can access with a natural gas line. Here’s how it works:

  • Power Outage Detection: The transfer switch detects a power loss from the utility company.
  • Automatic Transfer Switch: The key to a standby generator’s convenience is the automatic transfer switch. This intelligent device monitors the utility grid and detects power loss.
  • Automatic Backup: When an outage occurs, the transfer switch automatically disconnects your home from the utility grid and seamlessly connects it to the generator.
  • Power Restored: Once utility power is restored, the transfer switch switches your home back, and the generator goes into standby mode, ready for the next outage.

With a standby generator from Great Dane, you can keep your home powered through any outage, ensuring your comfort, safety, and peace of mind.

Benefits of a Standby Generator:

  • Automatic Operation: Enjoy uninterrupted comfort with automatic power backup during outages. No need to be home to turn it on or off.
  • Easy Maintenance: Standby generators require minimal maintenance to keep them running smoothly year-round.
  • Comfort and Safety: Maintain a comfortable temperature in your home and ensure the safety of your family during power outages.
  • Increased Home Value: A standby generator is a valuable addition to any Southeast Michigan home, potentially increasing its resale value.

Standby Generator or Portable Generator?

While Great Dane offers portable generators for family outings, tailgate parties—as well as emergencies—standby generators provide unmatched convenience, safety, and value.

A standby generator, unlike a portable generator, is permanently installed outside your Macomb County home and directly connected to your electrical panel. It runs on natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel and features an automatic transfer switch. Here are other reasons:

  • Automatic vs. Manual: Standby generators turn on automatically, while portable generators require manual setup and starting.
  • Safe Operation: Unlike portable generators, standby generators eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as they operate outdoors.
  • Long-Term Value: Standby generators can last over 20 years and add value to your Macomb County home.

Protect Your Home With a Standby Generator

A standby generator offers more than just comfort during a power outage. Here’s how it protects your home and investment:

  • Prevents Frozen Pipes: Maintain your heating system during winter outages to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Prevents Overflowing Sump Pumps: During heavy rain and power outages, a sump pump is crucial for preventing basement flooding. A standby generator ensures it continues to operate.
  • Protects Food and Appliances: Keep your refrigerator and freezer contents safe and prevent sump pump overflows.
  • Enhances Security: Uphold home security with operational lights, doorbell cameras, and security systems.
  • Maintains Indoor Air Quality: Ensure proper air circulation with operational air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers.
  • Keeps You Connected: Power your Wi-Fi, printer, and computer to stay connected and productive during outages.
  • Medical Equipment: If you rely on electric-powered medical equipment, a standby generator ensures uninterrupted power, crucial for your health and well-being.

Standby Generators in Macomb County

Macomb County Standby Generator Repair

At Great Dane, we care about our customers. We’ve been serving the Metro Detroit area since 1999. We want to build a trustworthy partnership when it comes to maintaining the heating, cooling, and electricity in your home.

We know how inconvenient it can be to have a problem with your home generator. We are here to help, all you need to do is reach out to our professionals for help.

Home Generator Installation in Clinton Township

Are you finally ready to add a home generator to your Clinton Township, MI, home? Or do you need to replace an older one with a newer model?

Our Macomb County licensed electricians are here to assist with all of your home generator installation needs. We install Honeywell Generators because we believe in their quality, durability, and reliability.

Our team of professionals will arrive on time on installation day, ready to set your system up to provide you with comfort during any time of the year.

Let us help you take advantage of all home generators have to offer! Speak with one of our Great Dane professionals about generator financing options so you can secure a home generator as soon as today.

Choose Great Dane for Macomb Standby Generator Service

At Great Dane HVAC, we are your one-stop shop for all your heating, cooling, and electrical needs. Here’s what you can expect whenever you call us:

  • Experienced and Licensed Electricians: Our team of Macomb County-licensed electricians is highly skilled in standby generator installation, ensuring a safe and efficient process.
  • Free Consultations and Generator Sizing: We offer free consultations to assess yourhome’s electrical needs and recommend the right size generator for you.
  • Top-Tier Generator Brands: We partner with trusted standby generator brands known fortheir durability, performance, and reliability.
  • Financing Options: We offer financing options to make a standby generator an achievableinvestment for your Southeast Michigan home.

Standby Generator FAQ

  1. Do I need a permit to install a standby generator in Michigan?
    Yes, in most Michigan municipalities, you will need a permit to install a standby generator. Requirements can vary by location, so it’s important to check with your township or city for specific details. Great Dane HVAC has licensed electricians who can assist with the entire process, including navigating the permit application.
  2. What size standby generator do I need for my Michigan home?
    The size of the standby generator you’ll need depends on your home’s electrical requirements. Great Dane offers a free consultation to assess your needs and recommend the right size generator for you.
  3. How much does a standby generator cost in Michigan?
    Standby generators are a significant investment but offer long-term value and peace of mind. The exact cost will depend on the size and brand of generator you choose, as well as installation fees. Call us today for a personalized estimate.

Get a Standby Generator Today

Don’t wait for the next power outage—protect your family and valuables today by installing a standby generator in your Clinton Township, MI, home. Call Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing today for a free quote at 586-799-0960 or request service online.