Frequently Asked Questions About Home Generators

Belfino ElectricQ: How much does a home standby generator cost?

A: A fully installed standby generator can start as low as $5,499 for a 10kW generator using power management. Because every home is unique and power management needs vary by customer, please call us for a free in-home consultation for an accurate quote.


Q: What type of fuel does a home standby generator use?

A: Permanently installed back-up generators use your homes existing natural gas or liquid propane gas supply. The gas is connected to the generator for automatic fueling during an outage.


Q: How is a generator installed?

A: Our skilled, factory trained electricians will install your home standby generator. Installation requires electrical wiring, gas connections, permitting (varies by municipality), and potentially trenching, all of which will be managed by our team for full service, worry-free installation.


Q: What are the benefits of owning a standby generator?

A: Owning a permanently installed generator provides many benefits. Back-up generators provide peace of mind along with monetary savings and avoidance. Regardless if you are home or not, an automatic standby generator will keep security systems on, sump pumps running, lights stay on, heating and air conditioning keeps you comfortable and food stays cold in the refrigerator and freezer. Additionally, due to its growing popularity, a standby generator can add value to your home and potentially provide savings on insurance (check with your home insurance provider).


Q: What size generator do I need?

A: Every home and business is different, along with the power needs of every individual. Because of this variability, the only way you can properly determine the size is by having a qualified dealer visit your home or business. Once on site, the professional can assess the property’s power needs and provide an accurate size recommendation and quote.