How To Choose A Generator Installation Service For Your Business

Is it becoming quite a task to find a generator installation service provider for your business? Worry not! This article will guide you appropriately and make the process seamless. Installing a generator isn’t an effortless endeavor that you can properly put up on your own without the technical know-how. Therefore, seek the services of professionals to remove all the baggage associated with its installation, such as damages and accidents. 

Identify Your Business Needs

There are a variety of generators available in the market with varying power output and sizes. 

Decide if you want a generator to serve the whole business or just a segment of operations. Also, it’s best to consider if it’s one that you would prefer to use only when there’s a power outage during the day, or only for specific machinery. There’s also an option of purchasing one for your business or hiring. This is dependent on your business finances and the Return On Investment (ROI) of the generator. 

Knowing what you need will help you choose the right generator provider for your business. It will also inform the provider what the specific requirements you need.

Look At Experience

Ask the number of years the provider has been delivering its generator installation service. A provider with many years of experience gives you confidence in their work because they know what they’re doing. On top of that, you’re assured that they can counter any issues that might arise in the course of the generator’s service.

However, it would help if you didn’t stop at knowing their length of service. You should also know if they’ve previously installed generators for a business. The provider might be experienced in installing generators for homes but have no experience installing them for a company or enterprise. 

Although the installation process might be the same for all, it’s better to work with one who has both the expertise and capacity for the job. Capacity ensures that they’re able to anticipate problems that could arise in the generators used by businesses, and mitigate the risks earlier instead of waiting until an issue arises.

The majority of companies thrive for approximately five years before they collapse. Therefore, it’s essential to use the services of a provider who has proven expertise. This ensures that they’ll walk the journey with you even in the long run.

Ensure They Are Licensed

A generator service provider can prove its legitimacy through its license. On the contrary, an unlicensed provider could possibly give the same service but can’t be held liable for any damages. Licenses are also given to providers who have the financial capacity to run the business besides being professionals. They could safeguard your business because you can bring an action against them if they breach any contract or agreement.

A financially capacitated service provider sees to it that they have strong insurance coverage. The coverage will take care of any harm or losses caused by their workers during the installation of the generator. 

You can verify the provider’s certification through a relevant body or ask them for their license number and have it checked by your lawyer.

Consider The Costs

Cost is an important factor when deciding who’ll install a generator for your business. Different providers have different rates for their services, but each of them should be able to explain the details of the fees they’re charging. Don’t consider them if they can’t break down all the costs that lead to their final figure. Besides focusing on the initial cost of acquiring the generator, look at the associated costs, such as maintenance and installation.

As you select based on cost, you shouldn’t forego quality. After all, cheap is sometimes expensive.

Understand Their Scope Of Work

Each provider offers different services, which are tied up to their cost. Clearly outline what the provider and your business are expected to do. The primary aspect to look at is maintenance— who’ll provide the maintenance personnel, and who should pay them. 

Each party’s scope of work depends on whether the generator is being bought or hired. Choosing a generator installation service provider based on the work they’ll do makes the whole process tedious. Alternatively, lay down what your business is willing to do to ease the tasks. Present your conditions to the service provider, which will be a plus should they decide to accept them. However, you can come to an understanding and adjust the conditions accordingly to meet both your needs and satisfaction. 

Kindly ensure that the scope of work presented by the service provider is reasonable in comparison to the price they charge. Upon choosing your desired provider, ensure you write a contract clearly outlining the roles and liability of each party; and that you both sign the contract.

Find Out Their Reputation

It’s wise to look at the reputation of a service provider before choosing them. You can learn about a company based on the feedback given by previous or current customers. Positive feedback gives you a surety of a reputable provider who offers excellent services to their customers.


With the tactics shared in this article, finding the right service provider for your generator installation needs isn’t a difficult task. Remember to seek referrals and check the reputation of your preferred provider before giving them the job.

Posted by Dragan Sutevski

Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan