Generators - Repairs, Maintenance, & Installation

Our lives depend on electrical power. Heating, cooling, lighting, refrigeration, cooking and even water usage are all affected by electricity. The longer an outage lasts, the more devastating the effects. However, a backup generator for your home or business ensures you’ll never be without power again.

Why Install A Whole House Backup Generator?
• Continued Comfort — no loss of heating, cooling or hot water
• Refrigerators continue to run and preserve your food
• No loss of water for homes on a well pump
• Works whether you’re home or away
• Sits outside like a central air conditioner

Generators are also an excellent investment, creating resale value in your home. A.B. Chelini provides generator installation, maintenance and service in the Washington Metropolitan Area with a team of experienced electricians. Whether you are looking to install a whole house generator or install a transfer switch for a portable generator, A.B. Chelini can give you the peace of mind that your backup power system will be ready when you need it most.

Generator FAQ's

How do I learn about local installation codes?

Code requirements for installing standby generator systems vary nationwide. We recommend having a factory-authorized dealer install your system, since they will be familiar with local and national codes, make sure the generator is properly sized, and avoid code issues with local inspectors.

How much oil does a generator normally use?

This varies and depends on engine model, length of time since the last oil change, and the amount of power the generator is producing. Check the Operation Manual included with your generator for a complete list of required maintenance procedures and schedules.

How do I determine what size Generator I need?

Getting a generator that can handle all your power needs is one of the most critical aspects of the purchasing decision.  Whether you are interested in prime or standby power, if your new generator can’t meet your specific requirements then it can do more harm than good; it can put undue stress on the unit and even damage some of the devices connected to it.  Determining exactly what size of generator to get is often very difficult and involves a number of factors and considerations. Contact A.B. Chelini today for assistance sizing a generator to fit your needs!