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Choosing a Generator Dealer: Important Things to Look Out For

June 17th, 2020

Here are some things to look out for when picking a company to handle your generator install and maintenance:

If you’ve decided you’ve suffered your last power outage and are finally coming to the conclusion that a home standby generator is right for you and your family, your next step is to choose which generator will work best for you, and also what company you trust to install and service your new generator.

In the world of Google searches and reviews, it can be hard to pin down which company knows the most about servicing and installing generators. Some companies brag about doing it all and being a one-stop-shop while others keep their focus steady on generators and only generators.It’s up to you, the buyer, to narrow it down and choose the company you feel the most comfortable going with.

A Company Is Only As Good As The Brands They’re Certified to Handle

The number one telltale sign of the company’s repute is the brand of generators they work with. A company is only as good as the brands they’re certified to handle. As far as generators go, Generac, Briggs & Stratton, and Cummins are all extremely well-known brands, and they’re well known for a good reason. But as far as generator dealers go, Cummins Inc. chooses the dealers they trust to represent their brand very carefully.

If the company you’re considering is certified to sell, service, and install Cummins generators, you can rest easy knowing they’re an extremely knowledgeable and trusted company.

How Many Years Has The Dealer Been in Business?

Another important thing to look out for when choosing a generator dealer to work with is the number of years they’ve been in this particular business. As with any business, the longer they’ve been seen as a reputable company, the more equipped they’ll be to handle any difficult situations that may arise during the installation process.

Standby Generators Are A Lifesaver But They Are Complicated to Install

A standby generator is a valuable purchase that will allow you to feel more comfortable when the weather turns bad or something unexpected happens to the powerlines around your home, but the installation process is complex and yearly preventative maintenance and service is necessary to keep the generator running properly.

Choose A Certified Dealer That’s Been Serving The Community Since 1978

Northside Power is a certified Cummins, Generac, and Briggs and Stratton generator dealer, who’s been in business since 1978. We would love to answer any questions you may have about getting a home standby