Installing a Whole-House Generator

Whole-House Generators

In unpredictable times, whole-house generators bring much-needed stability and security to your Washington home.

If you lose power during the winter with no backup source, you’ll be without a furnace or heat pump for the duration of the outage. A permanent generator is the ultimate solution. It’s the safest source for emergency power, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Are you ready to upgrade? The team at Resicon LLC is proud to install high-quality generators for customers like you in Tacoma and surrounding communities. Call us today to learn more about the benefits. 

How Whole-House Generators Power Your Home

Generators convert natural gas to electricity. Your generator sits on a pad outside your home in standby mode for most of the year. A gas line connects to your generator, which in turn sends electricity to your home. 


When you lose power, there is a break in the electric current, which the generator detects. An automatic transfer switch (ATS) then blocks the connection from the electric company, enabling your generator to take over.

Once they’re on, whole-house generators can power your home for about 500 hours at a time, just shy of three weeks. 

Advantages of Whole-House Generators

1. Year-Round Emergency Protection

Much of your home requires power to remain safe. Besides keeping you comfortable, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment inside your home provides humidity and temperature balance. Heating in the winter also keeps your plumbing fixtures from freezing. A whole-house generator is a sound solution to keep your family safe and protect your food and appliances.

2. Safe, Simple, and Automatic

The instant an outage occurs, your backup generator steps in right away. No lugging around your portable generator during inclement weather or risking electric shock—the generator’s automatic transfer switch does all the work for you in a matter of seconds.

3. Long-Lasting Power

Portable gasoline generators can only typically run up to 12 hours at a time. That’s a fraction of how long a permanent generator can run. In a lengthy power outage, a whole-house generator is a superior option.

Installing a Whole-House Generator

If we determine a concrete pad is needed to house the generator, it will need to be poured and installed before we can begin.

On installation day, your electrician will start by connecting the automatic transfer switch. This important module prevents your generator from backfeeding—or sending electricity out of your home into utility supply lines.

Next, team members will move the generator into its position. From there, they will connect the automatic transfer switch to the generator with an electrical wire. Finally, the pipe fitter will connect the generator to a natural gas source.

Resicon LLC’s team of certified electricians makes generator installations easy and customer-friendly. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation. 

Call Resicon LLC For Reliable Home Service

Quality HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services are just around the corner in Tacoma, WA. Make an appointment with Resicon LLC today by calling 253-625-7952 or request service online.