Install a Natural Gas Generator in Chicago, IL
Natural gas is well known in the United States as a cleaner, cheaper alternative fuel source that’s produced domestically, reducing our need for imported oil. This makes it a great choice for residential, commercial, and even industrial backup power as opposed to older, more traditional diesel or gas generators. At Kapital Electric, we’re proud to provide natural gas generators as a dependable, clean, and cost-effective choice to Chicago homeowners for year-round power.
Why consider a natural gas generator for your home?
Natural gas is nontoxic if inhaled in small amounts, and it isn’t harmful to humans or pets. A home natural gas generator sits discreetly outside your home like a central air conditioning unit, and can safely send power directly to your building’s electrical panel. There aren’t any extension cords running through windows or doors, or gas cans sitting around as a fuel supply; Kapital Electric can install natural gas generators that work automatically to deliver constant power within seconds of a power outage.
The cost of installing a natural gas generator
The cost of the generator will vary based on the size you need and whether you want to power all or part of your house. When you contact us for an estimate, a Kapital Electric consultant will visit your home and recommend the best size and brand to fit your needs within your budget. For a whole house generator, the recommended size is usually a 20KW or larger, however when adding a power management system the generator size in many cases can be reduced to as small as a 10KW for powering the entire home.
On average, the cost of a natural gas generator ranges from $5000 to $25,000 installed. This is significantly less than most diesel generators (which can cost between $10,000 and $40,000 installed) and even some gas-powered options. Important to note, though, is that natural gas is a cleaner fuel choice that’s often more convenient to use. Because natural gas generators can be hooked up to the local utility power grids, there’s no need to worry about keeping a fuel supply on hand. In addition, natural gas generators are reliable even in the middle of a cold Chicago winter.
Top national brand names in power
At Kapital Electric, we know that our quality service is only as good as the parts and products we supply. That’s why we choose to work with nothing but the best names in natural gas generators—brands we trust enough to install in our own homes. You’ll recognize these names even if you don’t have a natural gas generator system, as many of these companies have been leading American innovation in appliances and power for decades. Kapital Electric can repair, maintain, and install or recommend the following generator brands:
- Generac Standby: Generac is the #1 selling brand of home backup generators, with 7 out of 10 homeowners with backup power choosing this company to be their reliable power source.
- Briggs & Stratton Standby: The best warranty on the market and most advanced power management system available.
- Kohler: Known for their quality plumbing fixtures has been making generators longer than any other manufacturer.
- Cummins: A quality engine manufacturer once known for making the quietist generator on the market but has since moved to be more competitive.