Boulder Generator Installation and Repairs


Power outages are a fact of life in Boulder. Winter storms, heavy rain, fallen tree branches, and even strong winds can disrupt your electrical service, leaving you without essential comforts and potentially damaging your home.

At Kappler, we understand the importance of staying prepared. That’s why we offer standby generator installation, maintenance, and repair services to keep your home powered and comfortable during any outage.

Call us at 720-513-6481 or request-service-online for a free home generator quote.

How a Standby Generator Works

Imagine this: you’re curled up on the couch with a good book and a delicious meal preheating in the oven when suddenly—the lights flicker and die.

A powerful storm has rolled through, plunging your neighborhood into darkness.

But what if you didn’t have to worry about spoiled food, lost productivity, or uncomfortable nights in the cold?

A standby generator is permanently installed outdoors in your yard on a sturdy foundation, typically in an area we can access with a natural gas line. Here’s how it works:

  • Power Outage Detection: The transfer switch detects a power loss from the utility company.
  • Automatic Transfer Switch: The key to a standby generator’s convenience is the automatic transfer switch. This intelligent device monitors the utility grid and detects power loss.
  • Automatic Backup: When an outage occurs, the transfer switch automatically disconnects your home from the utility grid and seamlessly connects it to the generator.
  • Power Restored: Once utility power is restored, the transfer switch switches your home back, and the generator goes into standby mode, ready for the next outage.

With a standby generator from Kappler Mechanical, you can keep your Broomfield home powered through any outage, ensuring your comfort, safety, and peace of mind.

Benefits of a Standby Generator

  • Automatic Operation: Enjoy uninterrupted comfort with automatic power backup during outages. No need to be home to turn it on or off.
  • Easy Maintenance: Standby generators require minimal maintenance to keep them running smoothly year-round.
  • Comfort and Safety: Maintain a comfortable temperature in your home and ensure the safety of your family during power outages.
  • Increased Home Value: A standby generator is a valuable addition to any Boulder County home, potentially increasing its resale value.

Why Choose a Standby Generator Over Portable Generators?

While Kappler Mechanical offers portable generators for family outings, tailgate parties—as well as emergencies—standby generators provide unmatched convenience, safety, and value.

A standby generator, unlike a portable generator, is permanently installed outside your Metro Denver home and directly connected to your electrical panel. It runs on natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel and features an automatic transfer switch. Here are other reasons:

  • Automatic vs. Manual: Standby generators turn on automatically, while portable generators require manual setup and starting.
  • Safe Operation: Unlike portable generators, standby generators eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as they operate outdoors.
  • Long-Term Value: Standby generators can last over 20 years and add value to your Colorado home.

Protect Your Boulder Home and Investment with a Standby Generator

A standby generator offers more than just comfort during a power outage. Here’s how it protects your home and investment:

  • Prevents Frozen Pipes: Maintain your heating system during winter outages to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Prevents Overflowing Sump Pumps: During heavy rain and power outages, a sump pump is crucial for preventing basement flooding. A standby generator ensures it continues to operate.
  • Protects Food and Appliances: Keep your refrigerator and freezer contents safe and prevent sump pump overflows.
  • Enhances Security: Uphold home security with operational lights, doorbell cameras, and security systems.
  • Maintains Indoor Air Quality: Ensure proper air circulation with operational air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers.
  • Keeps You Connected: Power your Wi-Fi, printer, and computer to stay connected and productive during outages.
  • Medical Equipment: If you rely on electric-powered medical equipment, a standby generator ensures uninterrupted power, crucial for your health and well-being.

Boulder Home Generator Repair

At Kappler Mechanical, we know how inconvenient it can be to have a problem with your home generator. We are here to help and offer 24/7 emergency repair services. All you need to do is reach out to our professionals for help.

Home Generator Installation in Broomfield

Are you finally ready to add a home generator to your Boulder, home? Or do you need to replace an older home generator with a newer model?

Our Metro Denver licensed electricians are here to assist with all of your home generator installation needs. Our team of professionals will arrive on time, ready to set your system up to provide you with comfort during any time of the year.

Let us help you take advantage of all home generators have to offer! Speak with one of our Kappler Mechanical professionals about generator financing options so you can secure a home generator as soon as today.

Standby Generator FAQ

  1. Do I need a permit to install a standby generator in Colorado?
    Yes, in most Colorado municipalities, you will need a permit to install a standby generator. Requirements can vary by location, so it’s important to check with your township or city for specific details. Kappler Mechanical has licensed electricians who can assist with the entire process, including navigating the permit application.
  1. What size standby generator do I need for my Boulder home?
    The size of the standby generator you’ll need depends on your home’s electrical requirements. Kappler Mechanical offers a free consultation to assess your needs and recommend the right size generator for you.
  1. How much does a standby generator cost in Colorado?
    Standby generators are a significant investment but offer long-term value and peace of mind. The exact cost will depend on the size and brand of generator you choose, as well as installation fees. Call us today for a personalized estimate.

Get a Standby Generator Today

Don’t wait for the next power outage—protect your family and valuables today by installing a standby generator in your Boulder, home. Call Kappler today for a free quote at 720-513-6481 or request-service-online.


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