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Don’t be left in the dark. Backup generators keep the lights on and the house comfortable during those unexpected Birmingham power outages.

Most Metro Birmingham homeowners are familiar with electrical outages brought on by thunderstorms, hurricanes, and high winds. Our Coolray backup generators ensure your home is prepared to weather the next storm, regardless of how long the power outage lasts in your area.

Honeywell Generators

Powered by natural gas or liquid propane and installed just outside of your house like an air conditioning unit, a Honeywell backup home generator automatically delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system. The generator may back up your entire home or just the most essential items like a refrigerator and air conditioner.

Generator Installation

Our Coolray electricians will visit your home to conduct a detailed evaluation of your space and will make recommendations on the sizing and placement of your generator based on your specific situation. To ensure you comply with National Electrical Codes, you should always have a qualified electrician install a backup home generator.

What Can Your Automatic Backup Generator Protect:

Your automatic backup generator may power your entire home or the most essential electronics needed at the time including:

  • Furnace
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat pumps
  • Refrigeration/freezer for food
  • Medicines and medical equipment
  • Home security system/video monitoring
  • Contact with the outside world like your internet, chargers for your cell phones and tablets, laptops
  • Clean drinking/bathing water
  • Water heaters
  • Lighting – inside and outside
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Basement sump pump
  • Washer and dryer
  • Garage door openers
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Charging stations for power tools for emergency cleanup

How An Automatic Generac Backup
Home Generator Works

  1. Utility power is lost.
    Maybe it’s a storm or an equipment failure. In any case, when the electricity you’re dependent on is suddenly gone, it’s time for your Generac generator to shine.

  2. Your Generac generator automatically detects a problem.
    Within seconds, your Generac generator will prepare to restore your home’s power.

  3. Your generator automatically turns on.
    Your generator will automatically turn on and begin generating electricity and powering the appliances you need it to.

  4. Electricity is restored.
    The automatic transfer switch will send generator power to your home and will continue providing power until your main power source returns.

  5. Utility power is restored. Your generator returns to standby.
    Your generator system will detect when utility power is returned and will restore utility power to your home. The system then returns the generator to standby mode.

Backup Home Generator Installation by Coolray

At Coolray, our electricians are experts in home generator installation. When you hire Coolray to handle the job, you can rest easy knowing your new generator will be installed by licensed electricians who are qualified to connect your new generator safely to your home’s electrical system.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect during the Coolray generator installation process

  • Step 1: We will first visit your home to survey the space.

    During the site visit, our electricians will talk with you about your needs. We’ll review your space and the electrical make-up of your home before we can recommend the best generator for your needs.

  • Step 2: We will obtain any necessary permits from local governments or municipalities.

    Pre-installation requirements vary from town to town. Our Coolray team will handle obtaining any necessary permits that are required before installation begins.

  • Step 3: We will prepare the site where your generator will be placed with a slab of concrete or gravel.

    Regardless of whether your generator will be placed on a slab or gravel, prepping the site properly is key to ensuring your generator will perform to the best of its ability.

  • Step 4: We will place the generator and make sure its transfer switch is placed and wired

    Once your generator is placed, our electricians will wire the generator into your home’s existing electrical system.

  • Step 5: We will connect the new backup generator to your home’s fuel line.

    Once the wiring is properly configured, we will connect the generator to your home’s power source (natural gas line or propane tank).

  • Step 6: Simulate an outage

    To ensure your generator is up and running as it should be, your Coolray electrician will simulate an outage on-site to test the performance of your new generator.

  • Our service maintenance agreements will save you money.

  • Cooray Electrical is part of the trusted Coolray family of companies.

Here are a few reasons Biringham-area residents trust Coolray for their generator needs:

  • When you call us, you’ll always speak with a live person who is an employee of Coolray Electrical Services.

  • All of our work comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

  • We’re a locally owned and operated electrical contractor with offices throughout the Biringham metro area.

  • We take the time to meet with you and understand your needs so we can create custom solutions that meet or exceed your expectations.

  • We only install quality products and we only employ trained and knowledgeable electricians.

  • We offer 1-year parts and labor warranty on all of the products we install.

Be prepared with a generator for your home. Schedule an appointment today!

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Customer Testimonial

“We had a backup generator installed last year. From quotation to installation the techs explained all the features and the installation process. Everything went smoothly and we are now prepared for power outages.” 


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