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 homeowners 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

  • “American Mechanical responded quickly to my request for a detailed estimate on a needed service. The office staff was polite and professional as well as kind and courteous! Prior to the visit I received a text message telling me who to expect –including a picture- as well as personal information about the individual that helped me feel less anxious about inviting a stranger into my home. Rodney W. arrived exactly when he said he would and was clearly knowledgeable about the service and equipment involved. He explained everything in ways I could understand and was patient with my questions! I was impressed with this company and everyone there. It was so nice to talk to people who genuinely seem to like their jobs and were so helpful!” - Lynette B.
  • “This company is by far the best company that I have had the honor of working with. The whole crew from the administrative side to the installation crew are a pleasure to work with! Everyone is authentic and knows their stuff. Along with the generator I had an electrical panel upgrade. The panel is so neat and tidy inside that the panel cover should be made of glass so people can see the beautiful work these guys do! A++ rating from me.” - Michael A.
  • “I am in the market for a whole house stand-by generator and called American Mechanical for an estimate. They sent an electrician, Rodney W., who was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and likeable. He answered all my questions and gave me a complete proposal for a turnkey installation while he was at my house. The next day I had some more questions about the proposal. He answered them promptly and courteously. Nothing could have been better about this experience! If the installers exhibit the same qualities of customer service that Rodney does many American Mechanical customers will be very pleased.” - Tom C.
  • “We called about a gas leak and American Mechanical sent someone out promptly. Ed called when he was on the way and arrived on time. Off to a good start. He introduced himself and gave me his card. While I was taking him to the attic, he said he read the notes. He read the notes people! If you want your customers to feel like they matter, send a service person that recognizes you as a customer and knows your history. Kudos to Ed! He also fixed our problem, explained the problem, and gave us options to avoid the problem in the future.” - Sharon D.
  • “Wow! Ed S. at American Mechanical is one of the best professionals I have ever encountered. Ed is very patient, kind, and answers all questions – even from a worry wart like myself who may ask them multiple times. I had a new tankless hot water heater installed and was stressed when a few steps were needed to complete the project. Ed was always available to answer questions and he clearly has a ton of knowledge about plumbing and natural gas services. Thank you Ed at American Mechanical for providing quality service and doing the job right. Special shout out to Angela in the dispatch office for being so kind and understanding when I called – especially during these trying times kindness goes a long, long way.” - Heather F.
  • “Ed at American Mechanical fixed a plumbing issue that had been plaguing us for over a year! He was the best repair guy we have ever had! He was on time, professional and thorough. He shared his knowledge with our family about exactly what the issue was and stayed to make sure that everything was fixed. Ed was everything and more than anyone could want from a repair service. And, the women in the office of American Mechanical were so receptive and helpful! They were kind and seemed genuinely happy to answer the telephone, listen to me and they wanted to help me. American Mechanical is my best find this year! And, as an Operations Manager in my work life, I will be calling them for their expertise no only at home- but at work as well.” - Tania K
  • “My wife and I decided to go with American Mechanical to install our new GENERAC stand by generator unit. A team came to the house to install the preliminary work such as gas line preparation and installation of a transfer switch (to include wiring into the main panel). Trey, John, Chris and Noah were just amazing! They worked well together, orchestrated perfectly. As a handy man myself I can appreciate the extra care taken with everything they did. They were meticulous – and they actually use a leveler to make sure their panel and platform were level. You may laugh, but small attention to detail is what separates the professionals and the amateurs. We were very pleased with their work and they represent American Mechanical well. Staff like these men are the ones who are a valuable asset to their company!” - Raoul W.
  • “Rodney W. from American Mechanical repaired an electrical issue I recently had at my home. He displayed stellar customer service skills and the professionalism and knowledge of a seasoned electrician. Rodney patiently listened as I described the issue to him. He knew right away where the problem was and had the issue resolved within a short period of time! Rodney was very kind to Max, our dog who has absolutely no concept of his size but yet wants to “help”. Rodney and the American Mechanical staff made the entire experience pleasantly an easy one. He is definitely an asset to American Mechanical and truly appreciated by me. Many thanks to all!” - Kathryn B
  • “This is the third time Rich P. has come to my house for plumbing issues. Each time he has been very knowledgeable as well as pleasant. Rich also allowed me to watch him while he did the work and taught me as he performed the repairs. I have learned a lot about plumbing as a new homeowner all thanks to Rich. Thank you so much!” - K. Terry

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.”