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Residential Whole House Generator Installations

Generators By Design is Southwest Florida's premier whole home generator installation company. We proudly serve all of our area's dynamic generator installation and service needs throughout Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island, Pine Island, and the surrounding areas.

With frequent power outages from an ever-growing infrastructure, along with Florida’s extreme weather, it has become paramount for many over the years to have a backup source of power. Permanently installed whole home generator systems can help provide peace of mind, ensuring that when your power source goes down, you’re not left in the dark.

We take pride in exceeding customer expectations, and strive to be your choice for generator installation and maintenance in Southwest Florida!

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Whole home generator systems are an affordable way to provide redundancy to any home’s electrical source. Typically running on natural gas or liquid propane fuel, these systems are installed on the outside of your home, like an air conditioning unit, and provide power directly to the home’s electrical system when needed.

Today’s generators are efficient, compact, and built to last. At Generators By Design, we proudly install and service whole home generator systems from Kohler, Generac, Cummins, and Briggs and Stratton. We consider these feature rich systems to be the best available options for homeowners in our community and recommend them accordingly.

Regardless of the size of your home, we have several generator solutions to meet or exceed your power requirements.

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Frequently Asked Generator Questions

What Is A Whole Home Generator?

Whole home generators are fixed devices that are installed and connected to a home’s electrical system to provide supplemental power to the home when power from the grid is unavailable. These generators have their own fuel source, and can be installed with several features to automate usage such as a transfer switch or remote monitoring device.

Whole home generators are set up to automatically detect and turn on when your home’s electrical power supply goes down. This provides a seamless experience for the home’s occupants, with many not even noticing the transition. Once grid power is restored, the system turns off.


What Will A Home Generator Power?

If you have ever weathered a hurricane or tropical storm in Southwest Florida, you know all to well the importance of having a secondary electrical source to power necessities such as refrigerators, freezers, cooking devices, lights, and more. When determining the load requirements for a whole house generator, we meet with homeowners to understand their energy use requirements to determine what size generator system would be needed to power items requiring electricity in your home.

With the appropriate system installed, we are able to supplement electricity to power your home’s lights, air conditioning system, sump pumps, water heater, refrigerators, fans, pool equipment, and more!


How Do Whole Home Generators Work?

Most whole home standby generators are comprised of 3 main components that allow for functional operation:

Generator: This device is powered by liquid propane or natural gas, and generates power to be distributed to selected systems requiring electricity

Transfer Switch: A transfer switch is a device that allows the safe connection and disconnection of different sources of electricity to an electric load. The responsibility of this switch is to transfer the power responsibilities from your home to your generator.

Service Entrance Breaker: This disconnect protects the main circuit breaker, transfer switch, internal breakers, and generator during the transfer of power.


What Generator Services Do You Provide?

Our team proudly installs, services, and repairs whole home generator systems throughout all of Southwest Florida.


What Is Included In A Turnkey Generator Installation?

At Generators By Design, our turnkey home standby generator packages include everything needed to provide backup power to your home. Our team handles all permitting and scheduling, delivery, and the installation of whole house generator equipment to provide a seamless experience for our customers.


How Long Does Installation Take?

Depending on the complexity of the project, most generator installations take place within a few business days.


Do You Provide A Generator Maintenance Plan?

Yes, our company offers an annual maintenance service plan that includes general maintenance for your generator, along with regular systems monitoring and inspection services. Contact our office today to learn more about this affordable plan!

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Our dedicated team welcomes the opportunity to review your whole home generator needs. Contact our office directly at (239) 689-8786 or complete the form below to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!