Stay comfortable and secure through any weather conditions with a home backup generator

Losing power can be especially frightening if we’re under extreme temperatures, there are people with medical conditions who require electricity in our household, or if we don’t know how long it’ll be out. We partner with Cummins to provide backup generators that make these moot concerns.

Don’t wait – prepare for emergencies before they’re on the horizon

When a major storm – and accompanying power outage – hits the news, sales of generators increase substantially. That means licensed electricians are booked up to install these devices for days. The last thing you want to do is hastily figure out the parts of your generator on your own and, at best, install it without meeting building codes, or, at worst, install it in a way that is harmful to you, your home, your belongings, or even essential workers repairing the power line.

By having your professional installation done before outages are a possibility, you ensure your generator is installed to local regulation and safety standards and fully functional. At Rytec Electric, our licensed electricians will help you determine the exact size of generator you need and handle every part of installation, including permitting and inspection.

A home generator installation brings peace of mind during any power outage

Automatic transfer switches provide backup power within minutes

Sometimes, even an outage that only lasts a few hours can be dangerous to members of your household. Standby generators automatically detect power outages and typically activate in under a minute’s time. Your home’s refrigerator, freezer, CPAP machines, and other critical equipment will be back up and running in no time at all!

Fuel sources include natural gas, liquid propane, and diesel

Standby generators don’t limit you on fuel types. If you have a nearby natural gas line, you can run it directly to your generator. It’s the most reliable option, since natural gas is rarely affected by natural disasters. Even if you don’t have easy access to natural gas, propane and diesel are highly effective options. You just have to make sure to keep extra in storage.

Choose whether your entire home receives backup power, or just some essential electrical systems

If you only need to make sure a few specific systems are functional during an outage, but you don’t need your whole home to be powered, then you don’t have to get a huge standby generator. We’ll help you figure out what size is the best for your needs.

A backup power generator gives you confidence in any situation

When you have a professionally installed generator you can trust to kick in as soon as you need it, you’ll feel more comfortable weathering any situation. Your essential electronic devices will be safely powered until the main grid is restored, keeping your household healthy and secure.

Why Work with Rytec Electric?

We’re confident about what we do because we have hundreds of successful projects under our belt. Our clientele see the quality of our work, too. Most of our new customers come from referrals by friends and family who have already used our services.


Fast Installations

No one wants to be without electricity for any longer than they need to be. We’re going to arrive at your property on time, and our vans will already be fully stocked with everything we need for the installation.


Expert Technicians

Every one of our electricians is licensed, which means they have years of experience. We have meetings every week to continue training and improving our skills. It keeps us sharp and capable of quickly finding solutions for all kinds of problems.


Easy Installations

We’ll handle every part of a generator project. We’ll communicate with your utility company, secure necessary permits, show up on time for every job, and so much more. Even if you’re installing a natural gas generator, you don’t have to subcontract with another company. We have a licensed gas plumber on our staff who is more than qualified to run any gas lines.


20 Years of experience

We’ve got two decades of experience in serving our community. We’re not afraid to say we’re good at what we do, and we put our money where our mouth is: All of our electrical work has a one-year labor guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I safely use a backup generator?

There are a few rule-of-thumb tips to safely using a backup generator, including:

  • Always follow manufacturer guidelines and, if applicable, local building and safety code
  • Never operate a generator indoors – they emit carbon monoxide, which is not only invisible and odorless, but deadly
  • Never operate a generator near open doors, windows, HVAC units, or other types of ventilation into your home due to the risk of carbon monoxide
  • Do not use extension cords to connect electronics to your generator
  • Do not hook up your generator in any way that is not specifically outlined – incorrectly setting up your generator could put not only you and your household at risk of electrocution and other hazards, but emergency workers servicing power lines, too!

How do I know what size generator I need?

What size generator you need depends on factors like the size of your home, whether you want a few or all electrical systems to maintain power in an outage, and more. At Rytec Electric, we supply Cummins generators. We’ll help you determine the exact wattage you’re going to want, but you can also get estimations from the Cummins website.

How much does a standby generator installation cost?

Typically, including labor, your standby generator installation will cost at least a couple thousand dollars, even on the low end. The cost is worth it if you need to be sure you’ll have electricity in any situation.

Why should I use a Cummins generator?

Rytec Electric supplies Cummins generators, and prefers them over other popular brands like Generac generators, for some of the following reasons:
They’re reliable and long-lasting
Even large models are relatively quiet
They withstand temperatures as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit (and they can sustain even lower temperatures with a kit)
It has the technology to monitor how much power is being used and adjust output to match
The price reflects the quality of the generator

Should I get a backup generator?

Whether you should get a backup generator depends on factors like:

  • Do you regularly experience prolonged power outages?
  • Do you have very young children or seniors in your household who are at higher risk of health complications caused by extreme temperatures?
  • Does anyone in your household use medical equipment that requires a reliable connection to electricity?
  • Does anyone in your household work remotely and require a reliable connection to electricity?

Can a new generator installation be a DIY project?

Even if you’re very technically adept, we highly recommend against a DIY home standby generator installation. It typically requires the assistance of multiple licensed tradesmen, including electricians and plumbers, and approval in the form of building permits and even your HOA. Installing it correctly is crucial to safely operate a backup generator.

How much power will a whole house generator provide?

The amount of power a whole house generator provides depends on the size you choose. We’ll help you pick the best generator for your needs.

Does my generator need any kind of maintenance?

We recommend at least yearly generator maintenance. A generator is essentially an engine, which means to run well, it needs oil and filter changes, to be kept clean, and more. When your Cummins home generator is well-maintained, it can easily last over 20 years.

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