Having a Standby Generator Installed

Exactly What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Standby Generator.

We all know how inconvenient it is when the electricity goes out in the Evansville and Newburgh areas. Here is what to expect if you’re considering having a standby generator installed.

What factors should I consider while deciding whether or not to purchase a standby generator?

Having a standby generator installed will prevent burst pipes due to extreme temperatures.If you’re worried about losing your belongings if the power goes out, consider standby power. We’ve heard about awful losses people have suffered. After their pipes froze during a winter outage, one family reported, water dripping down from the second story to the basement. Before something like this happens to you, it’s essential to have a standby generator installed.

How much should I expect to spend for a standby generator?

A standby generator, like a central air conditioning unit, is permanently located outside your home. It’s not a disposable or temporary gadget; it’s a long-term investment that can safeguard your family and house in the event of a power loss. The cost of the equipment is determined by the amount of backup power you require. The cost of installation varies depending on your circumstances. The overall cost of a generator, transfer switch, and installation by one of our trained team members might range from $5,000 to $10,000.

What generator size do I require?

Consider how many things you’d like to keep running in the event of a power loss. Sizing varies depending on whether you want to back up vital power needs (such as your sump pump, refrigerator, basic lighting, and garage door) or your complete home so that it can work as if there was no power outage. Our experienced team members have answers for both instances. Give us a call today! 812-858-4000

What exactly does the installation entail?

First, we will conduct a site survey, and explore generator installation scenarios with you that are compliant with local laws and ordinances. You should choose a location that is close to your home’s gas and electric supplies. The location where your generator will be installed will then be leveled. Prior to installation, crushed gravel and a pre-fabbed concrete pad or a concrete slab are frequently poured. Finally, your generator’s automated transfer switch will be installed and connected.

Is there a standby generator you recommend?

BNG recommends Kohler. Kohler generators are made in the USA in Kohler, Wisconsin. Kohler offers a 5-Year warranty, more reliability, better power quality, less interruption in power, and more maximum power than other brands. We aren’t the only ones that trust Kohler either! NOAA/National Weather Service stations are backed up by residential models of Kohler generators. Industrial Kohler models are used to back up the nation’s airports. While considering having a standby generator installed, also be sure to check out our generators page.
BNG Heating & Cooling has been in business since 1946. As each season changes, our trained team will professionally assist you on how to maintain year-round heating and cooling comfort of your home. We are here to ensure that you get the quality service that you deserve.

Our Home Generator Advice

The thing about emergencies is that you never know when they’re going to happen.

Even the most reliable areas can be impacted by unpredictable weather or transformer malfunctions—and sometimes even the most reliable homes can find themselves without power, even when the neighbors are running as usual.

Our company’s passion is to educate, empower, and equip homeowners to achieving the absolute optimal home comfort at all times.

We want you to be prepared!

That’s why we include Kohler generators in our lineup of home comfort offerings—because we’ve seen, time and time again, how generators are our customers’ saving grace during times of emergency.

While we’d rather you have a portable generator than no generator at all, we offer our customers built-in standby generators because of their reliability, energy efficiency, and ease of use.

Here’s exactly what you can expect from the generators we offer:

Built-In Standby Generators

These require professional installations and can run on LP or natural gas, which is much less expensive than gasoline. Built-in models can also provide a generally higher power output than portable models.

This means there’s a better chance that you can keep your home running as usual, as opposed to having to choose what exactly you have enough power to keep running.

The quality of power built-ins offer is also much higher, which is beneficial for large appliances and computers.

When your generator is built-in, there is only a 3 second delay between the power outage and generator turning on. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing that the power will reignite whether you’re home or away (meaning you can say goodbye to spoiled refrigerator contents!).

These models are also much more quiet.

Kilowatt Ranges: 14kW – 125kW Generators

Most homes and small businesses can be adequately supported by a 20kW generator.

Since we offer models with multiple kilowatt options, it’s best to consult with one of our experts.

We offer free assessments to determine the best size and type of generator for your home.


Are you ready to prepare your home for any of the unpredictable power outages that may come its way? Call one of our many locations or schedule online for your free generator assessments today!

Don’t Get Left In The Dark!

We all know what a hassle it is when the power goes out in Tri-State area! In the past, enduring a power outage was as simple as starting the fireplace, but not anymore. Without electricity, basements can flood and security systems can falter. We often don’t realize how much we rely on electricity until it’s gone. If you’ve ever considered adding a backup generator to your home for these times, there are a number of questions to consider: the size needed for your home or business, whether to choose portable or automatic, brand, and who to trust to install it right! At BNG Heating and Cooling, our HVAC professionals can help you answer all these questions, contact us today!

So, what size generator do you need? Generally most homes and small businesses can be adequately supplied by a 20kW generator. This size is available in both portable and built-in standby model. However, while portable generators may seem convenient, they are a big hassle for homeowners. Having to drag your generator out of storage, continuously refuel it from a gas can, and dealing with a dead battery in the middle of the dark are all reasons why we recommend a standby generator to all our clients.

An Automatic Natural Gas or Propane Standby model can provide long-term power as well as 24/7 blackout protection, whether you’re home or away. When the power goes out, they turn on in seconds! Home standby generators are permanently installed and operate on an existing fuel supply, usually either natural gas or liquid propane gas. These generators can be sized to run your whole house, from air conditioning to all lights to computers to refrigerators and freezers, or sized down and set-up for essentials only. At BNG, we can find the right generator for your needs and your budget.

As for which brand to pick, BNG recommends Kohler! Kohler makes generators that range from 14kW to 125kW that run on natural gas or propane and can be installed with automatic transfer switches that sense when the power has gone out and automatically switch over to generator power in a matter of seconds, whether you are there or not! And with their 5-Year warranty, these Made in the USA generators are trusted by NOAA/National Weather Service stations and many of the nation’s airports!

If you value the safety and security of your home, making the informed choice about a backup generator is a no-brainer! And when you call BNG, we’ll send our experts to your home or office to do a free assessment of the size and type of generator that would suit you best. Don’t wait for storm season, contact us today!

Prepare for power outages

When the power goes out at your home or business, a Kohler natural gas stand-by generator can get the power back on in seconds, rather than hours!

For most Americans, electricity is a necessity, not an option, in our daily lives. We depend on electricity for refrigerators and freezers, heating and cooling our homes and businesses, heating water, cooking, and entertainment. Most of us are lost without it when there is a power outage!

Portable generators are limited in the amount of power they can supply, and they are a hassle to set up– requiring getting it out of storage, dragging it to the power panel, hooking it up to whatever items run want to run, then finding out (OH NO!) it won’t start! With a natural gas standby generator, you don’t have to do anything to get the power back on in seconds! Everything is automatic!

Kohler Natural Gas Stand-by generators come in several sizes to meet both your power needs and your budget. And professional installation by BNG gives you peace of mind that power will be available when you need it. We have professionally-trained Kohler installation technicians, and 24/7 emergency service. Now is the time to get a free evaluation and quote on a new generator for your home or business…before the power goes out again!