Home Generators in Massachusetts | Installation & Service Explained

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Knowing that your home is protected during a power outage is a major comfort. When the kids are taking classes from home and you’re working remotely, you want a turnkey solution with minimal hassle. You might not know what your power requirements exactly are, or what make, model, or brand you need. You might also not know what the installation process looks like, or what a maintenance plan will entail, or what happens if repairs are needed, but you do know that you want to make a smart investment in your home.

Today’s residential generators perform better and cost less than those of the past, making them smart and affordable options for homeowners. Demand for generators is surging, thanks to more and more families protecting their properties. Below we will explain our installation and maintenance processes here at FM Generator, located in Canton, Massachusetts to give you insight into the residential generator experience --- and to help you decide if this solution might be right for you.

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Home Generator Installation

Here’s what the installation process for a home generator typically looks like:

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Installation Checklist

  • Initial information gathering call.
  • Home visit.
  • Customized proposal & timeline
  • Drafting of necessary paperwork and obtaining local approval
  • Installation day
  • Ongoing maintenance agreement

Home Generator Preventative Maintenance Checklist

When your generator technician comes to visit, here’s what he or she will do under a maintenance plan:

  • Replace your spark plugs annually.
  • Change your engine lubrication oil & oil filter annually.
  • Replace your air filter.
  • Check your battery charging system, alternator, starter, and governor.
  • Check the entire unit for fuel and oil leakage.
  • Conduct battery service (add water, clean posts, and replace corrosion inhibiting pads if necessary).
  • Remove all carbon and dust deposits from the generator.
  • Run your generator and conduct a safety shutdown check (check voltage, frequency, instruments and adjust carburetor and governor).
  • Test your automatic transfer switch.
  • Write up a report and advise the owner if any additional parts/labor might be required.


Remote Monitoring

You can be in control of your generator no matter where you are thanks to Power Telematics, a mobile monitoring system for your computer or smartphone that sends alerts and service schedule reminders.

24/7 Emergency Service on Standby

Using a reputable service provider, under your maintenance plan, you’ll be covered with 24/7 emergency coverage. If your unit doesn't kick on when the power goes out, you’ll have an expert ready to respond.

About FM Generator Residential Services

Founded in 1970, we are a family-owned business in Canton Massachusetts that serves homeowners, businesses, and local governments throughout the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic.

Parts & Services

FM Generator is a stocking distributor for Donaldson, Briggs & Stratton, and ASCO transfer switches as well as a provider of alternative OEM parts for all makes of generators including Caterpillar, Cummins, Katolight, Kohler, and MTU.

Social Distancing Policy

As we continue providing generator and backup power products and services, we are taking all appropriate precautions to keep our customers and their families safe including using masks and practicing social distancing.

Use our Residential Generator Inquiry Form to:

  • Talk to a specialist
  • Get a free home visit and custom quote.
  • Have a professional answer your specific questions.

Residential Generator Inquiry Form

We typically respond within one business day.