How much does it cost to install a Generac whole house generator?

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asked Sep 14 in Other-Home/Garden by GrannyJay (1,400 points)
How much does it cost to install a Generac whole house generator?

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answered Sep 14 by Levymevy (2,260 points)
The cost to install a Generac Whole House Generator ranges from $3,000.00 to $5,000.00

Then there's the cost of the Generac Generator which is between $2,000.00 to $5,000.00 for a 7 to 24 KW whole house generator.

Generac's standby generators turn on automatically during power outages and run on natural gas or liquid propane.

Some brands of whole house generators cost less than others.

You can usually write off a whole house generator as a tax deduction if the whole house generator is used to power medical equipment.

If you have no medical equipment that needs to be powered then you cannot write off the whole house generator on your taxes.

There is no tax credit for a whole house generator unless it's required to power some medical equipment.

If the whole house generator is used to power needed medical equipment then sometimes you can qualify for a tax credit after the purchase of a whole house generator.

What you pay for a generator of any type is not tax deductible on any tax return, in any way, shape, form or fashion.

However, if used to power certain medical equipment then it *MIGHT* qualify for a tax "credit", which is completely different from a deduction.

To run a whole house with a generator it's recommended to have a 15,000 watt to generator.

However the actual wattage of the generator you need depends on your usage.

But a 15,000 watt generator is best for a whole house to ensure you have enough wattage.

A 9,000-watt portable generator can run one of the following combinations, but not both at the same time:

Refrigerator, microwave oven, electric stove and dishwasher, OR. Central AC in smaller homes, washing machine and iron.

The cost of a whole house generator ranges from $2,000.00 to $4,000.00 depending on the wattage and size of the whole house generator.

Then if you have the whole house generator installed professionally the costs go up another $1,000.00 or so.

If you are not sure on how to correctly wire the whole house generator with the transfer switch then having a professional do the job is what you should do.

You don't want the generator to back feed electricity into the power grid and injure or kill a lineman.

I would always have a whole house generator wired by a professional to ensure it's installed correctly and to ensure it works properly.

When the power goes out the generator should start automatically and power the house.

As a homeowner, buying a generator could spare you financial losses, like food spoilage, when power outages strike.

Also, if you work from home, a standby generator is a solid investment, as it ensures you won't suffer a loss of income due to circumstances outside your control.

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