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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.

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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.

Call Doug’s Service Company or contact us today.

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How far away from the house does a whole house generator need to be?

Safety is the number one concern when it comes to whole house generators. The generator should be installed as far away from the house as possible, preferably at least 10 feet. This will minimize the risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have a propane generator, it should be even further away, at least 25 feet.

How long does it take to install a whole house generator?

It really depends on the size of the generator and the complexity of the installation. But in general, it takes a few days to install a whole-house generator. The first step is to determine the best location for the generator. Then, you need to install a concrete pad (if one isn't already in place) and anchoring systems to secure the generator. Once that's done, you can connect the generator to your home's electrical system. Finally, you'll need to test everything to make sure it's working properly. Installing a whole-house generator is a big job, and should only be done by a trained professional. 

What is the process for installing a whole house generator?

The process for installing a whole house generator can vary depending on the type of generator you select and the complexity of your electrical system. However, here is a general overview of the installation process: 

  • Pull the necessary permits.
  • Select a location for the generator outdoors that is level and well-ventilated. The generator should also be at least 10 feet away from any structure.
  • Install a transfer switch to connect the generator to your home’s electrical system.
  • Place the standby generator on a firm base, such as a concrete pad.
  • Install the fuel line to the generator. This may require installing a new natural gas line or propane tank.
  • Run an outage simulation to ensure the generator is installed correctly and working as it should.


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.

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Joyce Mosley
Joyce Mosley
21:03 12 Mar 22
Mr. Kenney came very detailed and informative with any questions i asked. He took the time to explain options for me to choose from, and the risk of what maynot be wise choices. He was in no hurry, and did not try and force any decisions on me. After 2 consecutive days of workers from Doug's Services, I am convinced to keep Doug's Service for all work in the future. Last, but not least, the job was well done. He check for freon leak, and repaired the problem
Barry Fry
Barry Fry
22:04 07 Mar 22
Wesley arrived at scheduled time ready to go to work. He was friendly, knowledgeable, fast and was able to diagnosis the problem with my generator in short order. Another top notch employee from Doug’s.
Lorena Grant
Lorena Grant
18:41 08 Feb 22
Doug's Service Company's quick response time meaning the same day I was able to get an appt due to a cancelation and got the my leaky electric hot water heater out and replaced on the same day, am so happy with the result.
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