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 How to install a back-up generator

 

Nearly 3 years after superstorm Sandy, with scientists predicting more extreme weather conditions for the future, it’s more important than ever to know how to install a back-up generator. Many companies have started to consider the installation of a back-up generator to provide basic electricity and water functions in case of a major natural disaster.

Related: Step-by-Step Guide: How Do I Get Temporary Power to My Construction Site?

As you prepare for generator installation, to install a generator, here are 4 things you need to consider:


1. Generator placement

One of the main logistical issues is where to place the backup generator. The basement can be a good location, unless you’re in a flood zone. Rooftop installation is also a possibility, but you’ll need to also make structural improvements and tie the generator into electrical systems on the lower floor.

2. Proper ventilation for your back-up generator

A lot of buildings with Con Edison steam heat don’t have the proper infrastructure for venting, so you’d want to create one.

3. Generator fuel choice

The decision needs to be made whether to run the generator on natural gas or No. 2/Diesel oil. Diesel-run generators are usually recommended by professionals since the fuel is stored onsite and because they tend to be about 50% less expensive than natural gas generators.

4. Emergency generator extras

Noise cancellation and additional fuel storage are also details you’ll want to plan ahead for, so you don’t get caught off guard when you need to use your generator.  

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