NEWINGTON - The hardships created by living for days without electricity after historic storms has elevated generators from a luxury to a necessity for many Connecticut home and business owners. But comparing generator brands and models can be time consuming and confusing. CT Home Generator Systems has unveiled the state’s first generator showroom and warranty service center, offering convenience and expert advice.
After the October 2011 surprise storm created unprecedented demand for home generators, Ed Ingalls, owner of Newington Electric Company and CT Electric Car, immediately launched CT Home Generator Systems and CT Generator Repair as separate divisions. Newington Electric Company was already the state’s largest Generac generator installer and dealer, offering homeowners onsite repairs on Generac generators. Newington Electric Company has been a Generac dealer for over 20 years, but the subsidiary CT Home Generator Systems has now created an indoor backyard display showroom and in-house repair and warranty service center staffed with trained certified Generac technicians. The opening of the interactive showroom allows clients to comfortably shop for generators in real-world scenarios.
“This isn’t your typical industrial showroom,” said Ingalls. “We’ve created comfortable patio areas complete with grass, landscape and walkways so that customers will be able to visualize what their generator system will look like in their own backyard or garage setting. Homeowners can also experience first-hand how easy it is to operate an automatic standby or portable manual start generator. They will also be able to tour our entire facility, including our repair shop and service center.”
Additionally, the 12,000-square foot showroom at 72 Pane Rd., Newington, encompasses both parent company Newington Electric and CT Electric Car. The Electric Vehicle (EV) showroom is also interactive, allowing hands-on demos of how to plug in an EV and displaying the latest car charging options. CT Electric Car specializes in the installation and wiring of residential and commercial electric car charging stations throughout Connecticut. The parking lot has two free EV charging stations for anyone needing to plug in their EV.
CT Electric Car is listed on the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s website as a qualified EV installer and contractor. In addition, the company works with EVSE Control Modules, LLC in Enfield, installing EV charging stations throughout the state’s grant program.
CT Home Generator Systems’ main focus is on top-shelf customer service, specializing in affordable standby generator solutions to residential customers with fast, on-site, 24-hour emergency backyard service, maintenance, repair and warranty work for Generac generators. The company also offers pick-up and delivery service for repairs and maintenance of generators. The new in-house repair service center offers Generac customers a place to bring their portable Generac generators and power washers in for repairs, tune-ups and warranty work.
As an authorized sales and service center for Generac Power Systems, the company handles warranty and recall work for Generac. As a service to its customers, all onsite or in-house factory warranty and recall work will be billed directly to Generac.
“We want to be the number one, go-to Generac repair service center in Connecticut. If you can’t come to us, we will go to you 24/7, regardless of where you bought your generator or who installed it,” added Ingalls.
Portable electric start standby generators run on gasoline and are manually operated and cost approximately $1,500, installed and wired into your existing electrical system.
Automatic standby generator systems kick on automatically when the power goes out and run on propane or natural gas. Automatic standby systems start at approximately $5,500, installed and wired into your existing electrical system.
“We truly offer turn-key generator installations,” said Ingalls “We deal directly with the town to pull any necessary permits, handle electrical wiring, run natural gas or propane hookups and schedule all inspections. All the homeowner has to do is call us and we take it from there.”
CT Home Generator Systems is a full line dealer for Generac residential and commercial standby products, as well as a full line of portables. For more helpful information on home generator systems, safety and installation, visit www.CTHomeGeneratorSystems.com or call toll-free, 855-667-4819.
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