Backup Power for Houma & Thibodaux
At Doug's Service Company, we understand that when the power goes out, life still goes on. That's why we offer our residential and commercial customers an outstanding selection of standby generators for home or business.
Our generator products are second-to-none, and they'll keep your home or business up and running even when the rest of the world is standing still. You can count on us to provide you with prompt and professional generator services in Houma and Thibodaux.
Why a Generator Makes Sense
- Smaller units provide just enough power for lighting, running a fridge or powering an air conditioner.
- There are a variety of sizes: Generators can go from 3 to 45 kilowatts.
- They supply power automatically whenever and wherever it's needed.
- Larger units can power appliances and multiple air conditioners.
- They are easy to install in any residential or commercial space.
- They are available for new construction or as retrofits.
- They are available as prepackaged products.
- No worries about food spoilage.
- Requires no action on your part.
- They operate smoothly.
- They are eco-friendly.
What Are Standby Generators?
Generators deliver power to your residential and commercial spaces when the electrical grid has a service interruption. Powered by propane or gas, these state-of-the-art generators provide backup power whenever you need it and are connected to your power supply using an automatic transfer switch.
The system continually evaluates incoming voltage levels. When it detects a power outage, it kicks in automatically. The generator’s automatic transfer switch shuts down the power company line before activating its own power line. When the power company line goes back on, the generator turns itself off, closes down its line and turns the power company line back on.
Signs You Need Generator Repair
Visible wear and tear: It's good practice to at least inspect the exterior of your generator on a regular basis and if you're handy feel free to open it up and see that all the parts don't have rust build up or other signs of wear and tear.
New loud noises: A little bit of noise coming from your generator is normal, but if there are any new sounds that you don't recognize and are cause for concern call Doug’s generator repair team.
Leaks: Fuel, oil and coolant lines are susceptible to wear and tear just like the rest of your unit. These lines are replaceable, but these issues can worsen if left unaddressed.
It takes a while to turn on: Oil level, a dead battery and a malfunctioning starter can all be the culprit here so it's important to call in our generator repair experts to get to the bottom of your situation.
You don't subscribe to regular generator maintenance: It's best to have your unit inspected by a trained professional at least once a year, but if you don't, call Doug’s so that it doesn't break down when you need it most.
We are a Generac Certified Company
While we work on any brand of whole home generator, Doug's Service Company primarily installs Generac whole home generators. For over 60 years Generac has built quality products we trust the Generac brand to keep the power on for you when the weather gets bad. All of the Doug's technicians are Generac Certified, so you can be confident the work is done correctly.
The average cost to install a whole house generator near Thibodaux is between $1400 and $7600. The generator itself can cost between $1000 and $6000 on average, with some prices as high as $10,000 depending on the capacity of the generator.
You should always have an electrician install your whole house generator to ensure that it’s installed correctly and safely and up to code. Contact us to have an electrician install a whole home generator in your home.
The size generator you need depends on the size of your home and how many appliances you are planning to run while using your generator. Most households can work with a 5000 to 7000 watt generator. A 7500 watt generator is a great size for homes and can run all of your critical household appliances (like a well pump, refrigerator, freezer and lighting circuits). An electrician can help determine the right size generator for your home. Contact us to learn more about generators for your home today.
A whole home generator is always worth it near Thibodaux and Houma. When there’s a storm and power cuts out, life continues as planned in a home with a generator. Lights don’t go off, the refrigerator doesn’t have to stay closed and plumbing works as it always does. Installing a generator in your home can be worth it for these reasons alone. Additionally installing a generator will increase the resale value of your home. By some reports, installing a generator has a 150% return on investment. Contact us to learn more about generators for your home today.