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

  • “We are so impressed with the service we received from Matthew and Dominique over the three days they were here. Not only were they professional, they were also polite, kind and knowledgeable. They kept us completely in the loop the entire time they were in our home. They always arrived on time and put in the long hours to get our new HVAC system in place and running. We did run into an issue with the system that was not identified when we purchased and American Mechanical took total responsibility for it and made things right by doing the additional work and not charging us for it. World class service! I highly recommend this company! We felt like Matthew and Dominique were family by the time they left! I will be requesting them any time I need service!” - M. Jaskowiak
  • “Today Jon V. came to do my yearly maintenance on my GENERAC generator. He called me when he was on the way for my service call and he gave me an estimated time of arrival. Jon was very professional and answered all of my questions and then some. I just signed up for their five year maintenance plan because I know they will take good care of my generator. I know American Mechanical will be here when I need them.” - Fawn B.
  • “I was surprised when Taylor called and told me a woman technician would be servicing my HVAC systems today. Very impressed with my services provided by Kristin. Would love to have her for all future maintenances!” - L. Rose
  • “Kristin was our technician for this preventative maintenance check on our new system ductwork and electrostatic air cleaner. She was very thorough in her work and even went the extra mile to clean and dilute any cleaning chemicals that had pooled on the concrete pad. Kristin is very friendly and knowledgeable of our product. We appreciate her hard work in the extremely hot weather! Would definitely recommend her for your HVAC needs.” - Mike B.
  • “My review of American Mechanical is 20 stars. The company is exceptional! Beginning with the time frame. Our air conditioner died at the beginning of summer. We needed to speak with someone ASAP! We spoke with Kim who sent Tim H., the sales person, out immediately. She kept in touch, letting us know about every step. Pretty excellent considering all of the delays due to the virus. Thanks Kim! My husband although very intelligent, admits he knows nothing about heating and air conditioning. He needed to talk to someone that knows what they are talking about. Tim is very knowledgeable and pretty much knows everything about heating and cooling and so he told us exactly what we needed for a replacement. He gave us the best price, warranty and financing ever. Thank you Tim! Our installers were Matt M. and Mason B.. What an awesome job they did! Everything needed to be replaced in a 30 plus year old home. They had to do a lot of destruction, but you would never know they were here. Their vacuum cleaner ran way more than mine does. Smart, friendly guys with professional personalities. Thanks Matt and Mason! We are now cool as cucumbers. I highly recommend American Mechanical. We used these guys before due to a main water line break at Christmas. This is a very good company!” - Richard and Nancy L.
  • “I recently had a complete removal and reinstallation of my HVAC system, including duct work in the attic and crawl space. Given the significant expense of the job I expected quality work. While I rarely write letters of thanks and recognition for work done on my home, in this case I would be remiss if I did not extend my appreciation for the effort put forth by your team. Led by Dillon, the team was professional, knowledgeable and hardworking. Dillon did an outstanding job leading the effort and ensuring all of our questions and concerns were addressed. He was very knowledgeable and an outstanding representative of your company. His teammates were just as responsive and hard working. At the end of each day they ensured we were happy with the work and did an excellent job cleaning up. The team went above and beyond towards the end to get us air conditioning in the upstairs a day early to support unexpected visitors. Very impressed! I will not hesitate to recommend American Mechanical and look forward to working with them in the future.” - Joseph E.
  • “American Mechanical was able to schedule an appointment the same day I called for a quote on Quest piping replacement. I have previously worked with American Mechanical to repair several leaks from said Quest pipes and the work is always done professionally and quickly. Most recently, I worked with Sean M. to get a quote on replacing the pipes. Sean was awesome to talk to, very courteous and knowledgeable, which is what I have experienced with other American Mechanical professionals. You are in good hands if you go with this company for your repairs!” - B. Annett
  • “Unfortunately, our air conditioning just went out. The good news is it went out before the hot summer months. My husband and I contacted several HVAC companies but American Mechanical is the one that stood out to us! The first impression with Brittany (office administration) was professional, friendly, helpful and organized. We called other companies and they answered the phone with no introduction, just a hello. I know most people don’t care about that but I take stuff like that into consideration. It’s the first impression of the company and if they are not professional from the beginning they are not going to be professional with you during or after doing business. Anyway, American Mechanical was professional in that regards. Second interaction was with Tim, the comfort specialist. He came out to give us an estimate. Tim was thorough, professional and detailed. He was the only specialist that actually took measurements of our home to make sure he was giving us the best information for the size of our home. My third interaction with American Mechanical was the follow up call and email I received from James, he is the inside sales guy. No other company followed up with us after giving us an estimate. Replacing an HVAC unit is not cheap, it is a pretty big investment…wouldn’t you want a company to follow up with you to see if you had any questions? The answer should be yes! As I mentioned American Mechanical followed up and that speaks volumes to me as well because they obviously want my business and want to answer questions. Needless to say we decided to go with American Mechanical for several reasons. To be honest they weren’t the cheapest but was not the highest price either. They were right in the middle for where the budget needed to be and worked with us as well. They haven’t done the work yet but based on all my interactions with the company, I’m confident the job will exceed my expectations. Sorry for the long review I just wanted to make sure I was detailed with my explanation.” - Kristen L.
  • “American Mechanical continues with the high degree of service I have come to expect regardless of the specialist that they dispatch. Jon V. was here when he said he would arrive, quickly assessed the issue, and completed the necessary service quickly and efficiently. A thorough cleanup was performed and he kept me informed of the steps he was taking throughout the project. It was high speed, low drag, and as always a pleasant experience. Thanks for the quick resolution of my issue. The entire American Mechanical experience is the Best in the Beach.” - John H.

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.”