Bolton Service takes your safety and peace of mind seriously. That’s why we offer the best in whole house generators, transfer switches, and power solutions designed to protect you and your home from the next unexpected outage.
Why Install a Generator?
Acts of nature and utility failures are beyond your control. But a whole house generator will keep you up and running with continuous, reliable power whenever unexpected electrical outages might occur. This includes an immediate response for any critical systems that can’t afford an extended period of power loss.
Your generator can also supplement your power usage and save you money during periods of peak billing periods with onsite peak shaving operations.
All of our standby home generators are fueled by readily available common fuels, such as natural gas or liquid propane. That’s makes it easy to integrate the system into your home if you already have those power options installed. We also have some options for diesel-powered generators.
Best of all, our generator power systems are always ready and require minimal maintenance. They can be programmed to automatically run an exercise cycle to test the system, and then shut off. That way you know it’s always ready to protect you at a moment’s notice.
Our Whole House Generator Offerings
Bolton installs Briggs & Stratton as well as Generac standby generators with automatic transfer switches (ATS). Our standby generators come in three types:
- Whole house
- Whole house managed
- Essential loads
Our specialty is whole-house managed power, which provides the best cost value. It allows for your full home to have power but regulates the electricity diverted to your larger electrical appliances so the generator can be smaller. We also provide portable generators and install manual transfer switches for these (service not available).
When Bolton installs a generator, we handle everything: permits, delivery, wiring, gas piping, and even relocating fencing. The process couldn’t be easier for our customers.
If you’re away from your home during bad weather or you want to keep tabs on a second home, remote generator monitoring can let you know if the power is still on without the extra trip.
Similar to home alarm systems, the generator uses either wifi or a cellular signal to send texts and emails to the owner any time the status of the generator changes or the utility experiences an outage. Our customers can also check on things with any web-enabled device.
If the generator requires attention, it will also alert Bolton so we can provide any necessary service.
There’s no need to worry about when and what services are needed for your system. In addition to the generators we sell and install, Bolton offers a Generator Service Agreement.
Bolton Service will work with you and the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule to set a schedule to come to your home and service your unit. We change the oil, oil filter, air filter, and belt, and then test it top to bottom. You no longer have to remember when and what services are due.
Depending on which brand you choose, all of our generators come with warranties. The Fortress line of Briggs & Stratton generators carry either a 6- or 10-year standard full warranty for parts and labor. Generac carries a limited 5 year warranty.
To install a generator, you will need:
- City/county permits for Electrical and Gas Piping.
- A gas source such as natural gas or liquid propane, as well as the associated piping to get it to the generator.
- A transfer switch, either automatic or manual depending on the installation and size. The transfer switch “switches” the power feeding the home from the utility to the generator and back. An automatic transfer switch does this without the need for the homeowner to do anything. A manual transfer switch requires the homeowner to turn off the utility breaker manually as well as turn on the generator breaker. The switch usually has a lockout bar to prevent both breakers from being on or closed at the same time.
- All the electrical conduits and wiring to connect the generator to the transfer switch and to the main panel/meter base.
- Some areas require generators to be installed on a concrete pad or on a platform above floor level. Others allow for them to be simply installed on a level gravel pad.
Our whole home generator services include:
- Oil and Spark Plug Change
- Belt & Hose Repair/Replacement
- Seasonal Startup
- Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Scheduled Maintenance
- Maintenance Monitoring
- Repair & Performance Verification