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Automatic stand-by generators keep your house going when the power is out!

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Automatic Stand-by Generators

Nearly all American homes experience a power outage sometime during the year. To some, these outages are considered a nuisance, yet for many they can cause hardships or even health hazards. Propane/natural gas emergency generators can eliminate power interruption, the possibility of food spoilage, loss of air conditioning or heat, inability to use medical or electrical devices and security system loss. A generator not only improves your home comfort, but it also adds value to your property. Right now we are installing Kohler generators and have very happy customers! Don’t wait for the next storm… contact us today for your automatic stand-by generator!

Features of Automatic Stand-by Generators:

  • Comes on automatically within seconds of power outages
  • Runs on natural gas (NG) or liquid propane (LP) which is much less expensive than gasoline used in portable generators
  • Protects your property 24/7 whether you’re home or away
  • Kohler generators provide clean and reliable power
  • Generator enclosures protect the it from severe weather and help with noise reduction
  • External indicator lights provide an easy way for you to tell the status of your generator without opening the enclosure
  • Increases the value of your home

For more information, contact us today!

FAQ about Automatic Stand-by Generators:

What does the generator run on?

Automatic stand-by generators can be powered by either natural gas or propane. For those who have oil, propane will be used. For those who use natural gas, the meter may need to be upgraded. 

What size generator do I need?

The correct generator size for your needs depends on what utilities you would like to have backed up during a power outage. Necessities (ex: water, heat, sump pump, refrigerator, a few essential lights/plugs) can be easily handled by a smaller unit such as a 7kW or 8kW. Additional options can be handled by larger units ranging from 10kW- 20kW. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate.

Does the generator start and run automatically?
Yes. Automatic Standby Generators start automatically within seconds of a power outage. The generators also have a weekly exercise time where they should run for about 10-12 minutes.
How far from the house can the generator be?
Every town has their own setback rules regulating where the generator can and cannot be placed. Generac has standard factory regulations that suggest the generator must be 5 feet away from anything combustible and/or openings (windows, dryer exhaust, etc.)
What is the noise level of an automatic stand-by generator?

Noise from an automatic stand-by generator is often described as a “hum of a lawnmower.” We have never had a customer complain about the noise level.

What does the generator rest on?

Kerivan-Lane offers several different pad options for the generator to rest on. These options can be discussed with one of our Equipment Experts.

Will my generator need any permits or inspections?

Yes. Once the work is completed, our office will schedule your electrical inspection (for which you need to be home) and our plumbers will schedule your gas inspection (for which you may need to be home). Once both of the inspections pass, we will come back to your property to activate your generator and answer any questions you may have.

Will I need maintenance on my generator?
Yes. It is recommended to have maintenance done on your generator once a year. Once your generator has run for the first 8 hours, we recommend changing the initial break-in oil with 200-hour oil.
Full List of KL's Service Areas

Kerivan-Lane is located in Needham, MA and provides oil and gas heating servicesoil deliverypropane servicesdiesel fuelplumbing services and air conditioning services to these towns:

  • Ashland 01721
  • Arlington 02474, 02476
  • Belmont 02478, 02479
  • Braintree 02169, 02184, 02185, 02368
  • Brookline 02445, 02446, 02447, 02467
  • Canton 02021
  • Concord 01742
  • Dedham 02026
  • Dover 02030
  • Easton 02356
  • Foxboro 02035
  • Framingham 01701, 01702
  • Franklin 02038
  • Holliston 01746
  • Hopkinton 01748
  • Hyde Park 02136
  • Jamaica Plain 02130
  • Lexington 01731, 02420, 02421, 02451
  • Lincoln 01773
  • Marlborough 01752
  • Medfield  02052
  • Medway  02053
  • Millis  02054
  • Milton 02186, 02187
  • Natick 01760
  • Needham 02492, 02494
  • Newton 02456, 02457, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02463, 02464, 02465 02466, 02467, 02468
  • Norfolk 02056
  • Norwood 02062
  • Norton 02712, 02766
  • Quincy 02169
  • Roslindale 02131
  • Sharon 02067
  • Sherborn 01770
  • Southborough
  • Sudbury 01776
  • Watertown 02472
  • Walpole 02081
  • Waltham 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454
  • Wayland 01778
  • Wellesley 02481, 02482
  • West Roxbury 02132
  • Weston 02493
  • Westwood 02090
  • Wrentham 02093


30 Charles Street, Needham, MA 02494

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 920141
Needham, MA 02492-0002


(781) 444-0279

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