What is the Cost of Installing a Commercial Generator?
The cost of installing a commercial generator into your Wisconsin business can range from $3,000 to $10,000 for a generator outputting 10kW - 20kWs. This output is often adequate for small to medium-sized businesses.
Commercial generator pricing is based on the type, size, power capacity, and other features of the generator in question. Backup generators for large-scale industrial businesses can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars due to the large output required to power their facility.
Commercial Generator Types
Common types of backup generators used in commercial buildings are natural gas generators, propane generators, gas generators, bi-fuel generators, and diesel generators. Which generator you go with can depend on a few factors.
Main Factors for Choosing a Commercial Generator
- Power needs
- Size and capacity
- Fuel type & expected fuel efficiency
- Expected runtime
- Maintenance requirements
- Available warranty
Ideal Electric Installs Generac Commercial Generators
Generac Industrial Power provides small and large-scale generator solutions for businesses requiring a backup power source. Generac brand generators have a longstanding history of quality, with high performance and reliability. Ideal Electric prefers generators from Generac for home and business use in Wisconsin.
Fast Commercial Generator Repair
The West Bend-based contractors at Ideal Electric provide fast and effective commercial generator repairs and maintenance. We'll help keep your generator prepped and ready for use with our care and maintenance program.
24/7 Emergency Repair Service Available
In the event of a generator failure, our team is available for 24/7 emergency electrical repairs to restore your power as quickly as possible. Our technicians will perform inspections and electrical testing of critical generator components to correctly diagnose and correct your problem.
Commercial Generator Services Across Wisconsin
Ideal Electric is delighted to offer commercial generator services in the cities of West Bend, Hartford, Cedarburg, Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Mequon, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, and more.
Contact us for commercial generator installation, service, and repair in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Frequently Asked Questions on Commercial Generators
How big of a generator do I need for a commercial building?
The size of the generator you need for your commercial building will depend on a few factors. This includes the total building-wide required wattage, the highest required starting wattage for equipment (where more power is needed on startup than running), and the preferred fuel while considering what is available, estimated annual fuel costs, and any environmental concerns.
How much does an industrial-size generator cost?
The cost of an industrial-sized backup generator can range anywhere from $15,000 to $200,000+. Factors affecting final prices are the type of generator, generator size, and required generator power capacity.
How long can a commercial generator run?
How long a commercial generator can run depends on a few factors, including the generator’s size and capacity, fuel type, and the load being powered. Some industrial generators can provide continuous power for days or weeks without interruption.
How many hours does a commercial generator last?
A commercial generator can last up to 30,000 hours without requiring a significant overhaul. The lifespan of a generator ultimately will depend on its history of timely maintenance, type of fuel used, and the environment the generator is used in.