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How Much Does It Cost to Have a Backup Generator Installed?


The average cost of home backup generator installation is about $8,482. This estimated cost includes an 18 kW generator and all necessary labor.
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Installation costs may be significantly higher in certain areas. For example, generator installation is typically more affordable in Texas than it is in New York. Check out the price estimates below to see for yourself.

Backup Generator Cost Estimates
Memphis, TN $7,055 - $7,277
Jacksonville, FL $7,215 - $7,664
Grand Rapids, MI $7,255 - $7,483
Birmingham, AL $7,263 - $7,491
Columbus, OH $7,359 - $7,590
San Antonio, TX $7,655 - $7,895
Milwaukee, WI $8,049 - $8,388
Las Vegas, NV $8,151 - $8,407
Denver, CO $8,255 - $8,514
Eugene, OR $8,783 - $9,058
Hartford, CT $9,743 - $10,049
Los Angeles, CA $10,927 - $11,270
Oakland, CA $11,127 - $11,476

The prices listed above are provided for general research purposes. They should not be taken as guaranteed estimates. Use our matching service to find local generator installers and request free cost estimates.

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