Manual transfer switch with portable generator.
Partial home standby generator, select certain breakers from the main panel and install a second panel that is only emergency circuits that are served by generator.
Whole house generator, this is an automatic transfer switch in front of the main panel that runs the complete house on the generator.
Each installation method has its pros and cons. I will try and go over the basics with a budgetary ballpark number just so that you understand the minimum expectations.
Manual transfer switch with portable generator
The manual transfer switch starts at around $1,250 installed for the transfer. With a generator you can add the price of the generator into the complete number. Our recommended generator is around $1,000. You're complete all in price is around $2,250 plus tax.
Partial home standby generator
Installing a partial home standby generator is usually in the ballpark range of $6000-$10,000. This will include the generator, transfer switch, battery, cold weather kit, pad, electrical install and gas install.
Whole home standby generator