Providing Top-Notch Generator Installation Services

Are you looking to have a backup power generator installed in your home or business? Let our team at Johnson City Generators help you. We offer dependable generator installation services in the Tri-Cities and East Tennessee areas. Our team also works with clients in some locations in North Carolina and Virginia.Installing a generator is one of the best precautions you can take against hurricanes and other severe weather events. When the power goes out, your generator will automatically kick on leaving you with total peace of mind. 

You will be able to keep your house at a comfortable temperature and keep the food in your refrigerator cold, all thanks to our reliable generator services in East Tennessee and the surrounding areas. When you are looking to install a generator at your residence, Johnson City Generators is the company to trust for quality results. 

Licensed Electricians

We only deploy professional and licensed electricians to handle your installation project. Delivering superior service is our priority, and we see to it that all of our crew members are equipped with the needed skills to get the job done. Upon completion of every installation project, we take the necessary steps to ensure that our work is approved by local electrical inspectors and compliant with manufacturers’ warranties. These steps are geared toward your satisfaction and more importantly, your safety.

Helpful FAQs

Generators Installation

How Does a Standby Generator Work?

An automatic standby generator is a backup electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of a power outage, the generator will automatically supply power directly back to your home’s main distribution panel. After the utility power returns, the generator shuts off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane and sits outside of your home just like your central air conditioning unit. If you don’t have an existing gas source, Johnson City Generators can help you get connected with one of our gas partners to set up a liquid propane tank to supply your generator.

The generator is paired with a transfer switch containing a predetermined number of circuits based on the generator’s kW power rating. Each circuit is directly connected to a matched circuit on the home’s main circuit breaker panel, providing electricity to that specific appliance or area of the home. Managed load shedding switch options, non-essential circuits are shed when the generator approaches maximum capacity. They are cycled back on when essential circuits no longer require power, so all circuits receive power at different times.

 Why Buy Automatic?

During a utility power outage, an automatic standby generator provides numerous advantages over a portable generator:

  • The American Red Cross recommends permanently installed standby generators as a safer way to provide backup power to a home than a portable generator.
  • With an automatic standby generator properly installed outside, your home is protected from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning that is a much greater risk with portable generators.
  • Running on the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, it is less expensive to run than gasoline and does not need to be refilled.
  • They start automatically within seconds of a power outage, and eliminate the need to haul a portable generator outside or run extension cords throughout your home.
  • They provide protection 24/7, whether you’re home or away, and they turn themselves off when utility power returns, so there is no need to monitor the unit during an outage.

What Size Generator?

The most logical way to determine your needs is to envision your home without power. Some outages may be short in duration, while others could last for days or weeks. What would your family miss during an outage? JC Generators will be happy to come out to your home and conduct an in home evaluation of what your personal power needs would be during a power outage. With the broadest product line available, we will be able to determine the best setup for your householdneeds.

The Installation Process

We know that installing a generator is a large project, that is why our specialists are here to help you take control of your power! Our team of specialist are prepared to assist you to make your generator installation as easy as possible. Start to finish you will be guided through the your entire generator installation process by one of our team members. From delivery to permitting, installation, inspection procedures and final startup, we will keep you informed as your trained installation team installs your generator to meet all NEC and local building codes. Here is what you can expect from beginning to end.


Free Site Estimate

When you connect with our courteous and knowledgeable staff, you are able to ask questions and schedule an appointment for determining your backup power needs. Johnson City Generators' professionals personally meet with you in your home or business, or virtually, at no charge. Our team will answer questions, discuss your budget and financing needs, and make recommendations based on your unique needs.

Free Estimate Scheduling and Info



Our installation dedicated team will contact you right after we receive your signed contract to begin the process. Your delivery will include your GENpad, Generac Generator, and Automatic Transfer Switch. At this time your gas contractor is able to make the gas connections and prepare for the final startup of your generator. For your convenience, we can provide a list of proven gas plumbing contractors and suppliers to you. In many cases, these contractors and suppliers are companies we work with on a regular basis (non-commissioned) and trust to meet our customer’s unique and individual gas requirements.

Our Gas Partners



Our courteous and knowledgeable staff will walk you through your installation process and keep you updated each step of the way. We lay out the dates and times that our installation professionals will be at your home, what you should expect and we verify your needs during the installation process. We endeavor to make your installation as comfortable and convenient as possible, knowing you have unique needs and expectation. Most residential installations are performed in a day!


Walkthrough & Start Up

Once the installation is complete, the gas has been connected and all local gas inspections are done, we will provide a thorough manufacturer’s warranty break-down of your generator (this takes approximately 45 minutes). Once the breakdown is complete, we will walk you through the operation and FAQs of your generator system. We will provide you with your registration verification to assure you that your generator has been registered with the manufacturer and is under full warranty, as provided by the manufacturer. Your start-up technician will provide you with an optional extended warranty packet to review as well as a professionally prepared owner’s manual packet for future reference and safekeeping.

Installation Process - What's Next?

Our Promise

We pride ourselves in taking care of the home owner’s total comfort needs and security provided by a standby generator. Our electricians and staff are excellent at what they do. They are well-trained, take pride in their work, respect your home or business and are continuously growing in their profession. When working with us I hope what shines through is the fact that our biggest source of success is our people.Our staff of knowledgeable, helpful professionals are dedicated to providing outstanding, personalized service to our customers and our community.