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Greater Lehigh Valley Generator Service

Whole-House Standby Generators

Ten years ago, the thought of owning a generator seemed unreal. Now, for many, having to live without electricity seems impossible. Many homeowners and business owners can no longer afford to ride out power outages. Hurricane Sandy is a direct example of when investing in a generator would have benefited a homeowner’s well-being. The hurricane leveled the Northeast, knocking out power for more than 8 million people and leaving families in the dark as temperatures dropped.

As we continue to deal with harsh winters and devastating storms, investing in a generator might be a worthwhile investment for you and your family. Contact us today for a free estimate on a generator for your home or business in Allentown or the Greater Lehigh Valley area.

What are Standby Whole-House Generators

Standby whole-house generators offer a more permanent solution to enduring power outages. Unlike portable generators, they’re installed permanently on a concrete pad in your yard and provide continuous electrical backup for days. They are connected directly to your home’s electrical panel and powered by an external fuel supply.

How Do Standby Whole-House Generators Work?

There is a transfer switch that automatically disconnects you from your utility after it detects that there has been an interruption in the service. Once your home is safely off the grid, the switch powers on the generator. Whole-house standby generators run off your existing natural gas or propane fuel supply, so you never have to worry about filling up your gas cans in the middle of a storm.

When the power is turned back on, the switch automatically turns the generator off and reconnects your house to the grid. This operation makes the standby generator ideal for families with children or those who need electrical power for medical equipment. Continuous, uninterrupted electrical power is also crucial for home businesses.

The Best Location for Your Generator

Choosing a location for your generator can be fairly simple, but there are a few factors to consider. You often want to place your generator as close to the existing electrical service entrance as possible. However, some companies require you to place their equipment a certain number of feet away from another company’s equipment. It is important to keep your generator away from windows, living areas, and neighbors – they can be noisy.  Avoid areas that have awnings or could potentially be covered by trees or shrubs.

Generator Maintenance Services

Maintenance is vital Because you only use a generator occasionally. Without maintenance, the system can break down due to lack of use. We offer generator maintenance services that will help protect your generator so you can count on it when needed.

If you don’t have a generator, we are here to help. Our experts can help you select a whole-house generator with enough power for your home’s needs. We can then install it expertly so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from a working generator.

Schedule Generator Service in the Greater Lehigh Valley

If you want to learn more about how your PA or NJ home could benefit from a standby generator, schedule service with Jack Lehr today at or call us at 610-596-9967 to learn more.

Generator FAQs

Do you have questions about generators? Here are the answer to some frequently asked questions from our team.

Do I need a generator?

Power outages can happen without warning from a variety of causes, and not having a generator means the food in your fridge and your family’s overall safety and comfort are at risk. A generator gives you backup power the moment the power goes out, so you can keep doing your regular tasks.

Can I run a generator overnight?

Yes, most generators can run overnight, but this will cause the fuel to run down. If running a generator through the night, make sure the unit is far away from the home so you do not breathe in deadly CO gasses.

Can my generator run in the rain?

The generator will need to be covered to protect it from water, but it can be run in the rain if absolutely necessary. However, if water gets into the generator, it can damage it, so use caution.

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Our Guarantees

We offer superior service backed by unmatched guarantees, including a 72 Degree Guarantee, No Surprises Guarantee, and more!

Upfront
Pricing

We will tell you from the start what the price will be. You’ll never have surprise fees or costs when you work with us.

Trained
Technicians

Our HVAC-trained technicians are skilled professionals. You can be confident they will do the job well.

You're in Control

With us, you’re in control. We help customize your HVAC systems to fit your needs.

Commitment to Community

Jack Lehr is committed to giving back. You’ll frequently find us out in the community doing what we can to make it better. We’re local, employee-owned, and passionate about our region.

Easy
Financing

Get the service you need when you need it through our flexible options including special financing with approved credit!