STEP 1: CHOOSE A LOCATION A home consultation will help you pick a location for the generator. The location should meet these Guidelines: Stable, well-drained area that will not flood Room around the generator for the technician and maintenance personnel. Keep in mind homeowners association and community restrictions when choosing a site. Approximate Clearances to keep in mind: 18 inches (1.5 feet) from the house 60 inches (5 feet) from doors, windows, and fresh air intakes 36 inches (3 feet) in front of the generator for servicing room The closer the site is to a natural gas line and the electric meter, the more you will save on installation costs. STEP 2: INSTALLATION Prepare the site with a concrete slab or pea gravel Place generator on the concrete slab/ gravel STEP 3: CONNECTING FUEL AND ELECTRICAL Fuel line is connected Transfer switch installed next to the main breaker box The transfer switch senses where the power is coming from and when to switch over to generator power. STEP 4: OUTAGE SIMULATION Technician checks that everything works as it should Set up weekly self-test to ensure everything continues to function as normal