Generator Installation

Norfolk Generator Installation

Contact American Mechanical for Standby & Portable Generators

Whether you need an extra power supply for your next big event or are looking for ways to stay prepared in case of a natural disaster, you can’t go wrong when you call American Mechanical for Norfolk generator installation. Our electrical professionals are backed by decades of experience, and offer a wide range of industry-leading options, so you already know we have what it takes to provide the perfect generator for you. Stay safe and never lose power by calling American Mechanical for backup generator installation today.

To learn more about what type of generator is right for you, dial (757) 347-8549.

Why Should I Install a Backup Generator?

As we discussed above, there’s no such thing as a bad reason to install a backup generator. In the state of Virginia, for instance, you may want to stay prepared during hurricane season. For other people, who rely on technology for medical reasons or for work, it may be even more important to always have access to electricity. And with climate change and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, you never know when you might lose power. That’s why we offer generator installation in Norfolk to suit a variety of properties. Make sure you always have power during a storm or other natural disaster, and give our generator pros a call today.

Our Generator Options

Before we can install your new residential generator, it’s important than you determine what option is right for you. Fortunately, our Norfolk generator pros make it easy to get whatever you’re looking for, with multiple cutting-edge options and free installation estimates!

American Mechanical is proud to offer:

  • Standby Generators: A standby generator is connected to a natural gas or propane tank. These units can be used to power your whole house for long periods during a power outage. They also range in size and capability, so you can match the amount of electricity you need with the size of your home. At American Mechanical, we are capable of completing every step of the standby generator installation process, from site preparation, to trenching, to gas connection. We’ll even help you obtain necessary permits!
  • Portable Generators: Unlike standby generators, which are permanently fixed to one spot, portable generators (as their name suggests) can be moved around your property as needed. While these devices will not be able to power your whole home, they can power important devices and appliances, and work well if you are planning on hosting an event where you need some extra power. These units run on propane or gas, and are usually good for 6-8 hours of use at a time.

Regardless of what kind of generator you decide is right for your home, you’re always in good hands with American Mechanical. We specialize in installing top-of-the-line Generac generators. Since 1959, Generac has been renowned in the electrical industry for making backup generators you can rely on. Today, they continue to be an excellent option for homomers across the country, offering products that provide anywhere between 7.5 kilowatts to 150 kilowatts of power.

Is a Whole House Generator Tax Deductible?

Whole house generators are a large investment that can pay off in the future. While these generators don’t receive federal energy tax credits, you can obtain different types of credits and reimbursements depending on why you needed to purchase the generator.

Common whole house generator tax credits reimbursements:
  • Medical Expenses – According to the IRS, whole house generators can be written off as a medical or dental expense if you have a documented medical condition that can become life threatening during a power outage. You will need to provide a letter from your doctor explaining the condition when you file your taxes.
  • Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax – In Virginia, the Department of Taxation offers tax credits for individuals who are prepared for hurricanes. Depending on the generator dealer, if they sell the generator at full price, they are legally required to remit the tax deduction they receive from the generator.
  • Generator Reimbursements Due to Natural Disasters – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a generator reimbursement program to aid homeowners during a natural disaster. Starting from the day the national disaster is declared by the state governor until it ends, individuals can receive reimbursement for the cost of a generator.

Does a Whole House Generator Add Value to Your Home?

Installing a whole house generator requires a certified technician and plumber to get the job done right. While it might be a big expense upfront, adding a whole house generator to your home definitely increased the value of your home. According to business reporter Remodeling, whole house generators can increase the resale value of your home by 5%.

Trust Our Norfolk Generator Pros

At American Mechanical, we have been delivering five-star service to customers in Norfolk and beyond since 1994. Backed by over 40 years of experience, our electrical experts are always fast, efficient, and friendly. We offer affordable financing options and money-saving specials, including $300 off generator installation for qualified customers. And with 24-hour emergency repairs for generators and more, there’s never a bad time to call American Mechanical.

Call (757) 347-8549 to schedule an appointment, or contact us anytime online.

Rave Reviews From Happy Customers

  • “We just had American Mechanical out to re-pipe our house, replacing Quest piping with PEX. Sean Mayo did the estimate. This is the reason why we selected American Mechanical. Sean’s estimate was detailed and concise. It broke down exactly what American Mechanical was going to do. It was far superior to other estimate descriptions I got. Everyone I spoke with at American Mechanical was very courteous and professional. Shawn Pattee did the re-pipe with his team. Shawn was a pleasure to work with. He communicated with us every step of the way. He listened to our questions and made suggestions that were very helpful. I am highly impressed with his courtesy, professionalism and customer service. I give him a “Five Star” rating. The drywall person has yet to come out to replace the drywall, but I am very impressed with the American Mechanical team. I feel confident that I can highly recommend them to anyone who needs plumbing support.” - Russell G.
  • “When my husband and I made the decision to replace one of our compressors and gas furnace, I did some research and it was apparent instantly that not one other company was even remotely comparable to American Mechanical, Incorporated. Thousands of five star reviews, as well as an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau made our decision blatantly apparent and simple! They install Trane compressors and Trane gas furnaces, which are top of the line in every domain as documented in every article I researched. We made the decision on Friday, and the installation was scheduled for the following Wednesday. Their communication via text and e-mail, as well as telephone calls is beyond remarkable. From the second I called the company and spoke with Jennifer who was so very friendly, kind, and caring, my first impression couldn’t have been any better, Before anyone arrives at your home, you will receive EVERY TIME via text, a photo of the person arriving, their complete name and the time they will be arriving, as well as their position with American Mechanical. When our installation team Dillon and Mason arrived five minutes earlier than scheduled they explained, in detail a description of exactly what they were installing and how they were going to complete everything. Dillon and Mason are professionally trained Trane Installation Specialists. We saw firsthand their wealth of technical knowledge and the highest level of attention to detail in every step of the installation process. When everything was installed, they ran a test to ensure everything was running perfectly. Dillon and Mason were so meticulous that when they left, our yard and garage were even neater than when they arrived! Their thorough meticulousness, technical and professional skills are incomparable!” - Dr. and Mrs. Miller
  • “Jason G. is hands down the most professional and pleasant assessor I’ve worked with since owning our home and working with a dozen contractors. He literally knew something about everything (pets, HVAC/electrical, cooking, military, etc.). This made me very comfortable to work with him…it wasn’t a “get in and get out” experience. I’m super excited to work with American Mechanical and Jason. He didn’t try to “up sell” me things that weren’t important to my needs (at the time a generator). That’s uncommon and very much appreciated. I’m going to come back for HVAC work once my generator and electrical work are done. Thanks Jason!” - Shannon H.
  • “Hello American Mechanical! I wanted to send a review directly to your company about the technician that just came to my home to fix my generator that has been neglected for a few years. The technician’s name is Avi and this young man is exceptional! I don’t think I have ever had anyone come to my home from a company to service or fix anything and be as courteous, friendly or be as concerned about my happiness with the results of his visit. He was also very proud of the company that he is working for and representing. Now that in itself is very unusual! In my experience technicians usually have something bad to say about their company in one way or another. But not Avi. I don’t normally write reviews. But in this case, I was so delighted with this gentleman and in turn delighted with this company. How refreshing to enjoy a service call! American Mechanical you must be doing something right to have employees like this. I Hope you have more just like him. This man deserves a raise, I don’t care how much he is making now. I will be calling American Mechanical for all of the mechanical needs at my home. I certainly hope all of your technicians are just like Avi!” - Mr. and Mrs. Bongiovi
  • “I won the contest for having the oldest working heating system in Hampton Roads! American Mechanical, Incorporated paid $9,000.00 towards a new gas boiler. The sales representative came out to go over the boiler replacement with me and other available options. Seeing that my 103 year old house also has window air conditioning units, we decided to shut the old boiler down and install Trane/Mitsubishi mini-split heating and cooling system which costs more but will save us $$$ on heating and air conditioning bills. So, this past week two mechanics Bobby and Ryan who got tasked with the installation, showed up every morning at the crack of dawn and got the mission accomplished. Four days of kind of decent but chilly days! Dedicated guys, who worked pretty much until dark. The system works great! The cosmetics to the exterior of the house are perfect for what they had to deal with. Pride and professionalism definitely shows! Big thanks goes out! Well done!” - Donald H.
  • “Jennifer B. (Customer Service at American Mechanical) is an excellent service representative. She is extremely knowledgeable. On my second or third call concerning my problem Jennifer answered the telephone. I explained my situation and she took charge and solved everything within two days. I now have all the information my lawyer needs for closing. She is a pleasure to talk to and deserves a raise. Thanks again Jennifer!” - Judy S.
  • “Bobby and Darren called me 20 minutes prior to my scheduled appointment to notify me of their impending arrival. After I gave them the gate code to our community, they arrived right on schedule at my door. Both slid on blue booties upon entering my unit, went over the scope of work they would be performing and gave me an estimated completion time. Both jumped right on the job; one working on removing the old air handling unit and the other removing the condenser. Needless to say, they completed all the work to my satisfaction and prior to the estimated time. Both thanked me for my purchase, thanks to Mike Hayes, and left me with a nice cool house! Great work guys all around! What a sincere, effortless pleasure to deal with a professional company!” - Jeff H.
  • “Dennis arrived on time and performed a comprehensive inspection and report on my heating system. He answered all of my questions and provided excellent recommendations on maintenance. My experience with Dennis, as well as with all other technicians and support staff, has been outstanding because each member of the team is experienced, knowledgeable, professional and customer oriented. I strongly recommend American Mechanical for quality HVAC service at a competitive price.” - Marty B.
  • “In a late day emergency plumbing situation, Ed came out and did a top-notch job, going above and beyond. Even when it looked like he might not be able to fix the water leak in my condo, after the property manager informed him that the only water cut off was for the whole complex, there were none for the individual units. Ed took it upon himself to search around the crawl space under the building until he located the individual cut offs he knew there had to be. He was not only courteous, and professional, but was genuinely sympathetic to my plight and did everything he could to remedy the situation. I would gladly have him come out again for any future plumbing needs.” - Alan M.

What Sets American Mechanical Apart

  • Emergency Services & Same Day Service Available
  • Master Licensed Contractors
  • NATE Certified Technicians
  • Clean, Uniformed, & Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We Get the Job Done Right the First Time
  • We Guarantee Professional, Quality Service and Workmanship

“My name is John, and I've always been good at fixing things. In 1994 I decided to open an honest HVAC company, and American Mechanical was born. I've been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years now, and honesty, quality and fairness are still my number one priorities. Our mission every day is to provide professional, quality service and workmanship to our customers - and that's a guarantee.”