All Generator Installations Include

Preliminary Items
-References on request
-Work completed by licensed and insured electricians
-Consideration for neat and safe work site at all times
-Initial walk thru with the technician on the placement of generator, transfer switch and fuel supply
-Safety check and review of customized back up power options
-Details of proposed installation reviewed by technician

Installation Items
-Coordination with fuel supplier for pricing, scheduling, delivery and hook up as needed
-Coordination with power company for job # permit and inspection
-Coordination with local authority for permits and inspections as required
-Shipping, handling, storage and delivery of generator and transfer switch or panel
-Purchase, delivery and installation of all necessary plumbing, electrical and building materials
-All site preparation-landscaping to ensure level site and any digging or rental excavation equipment as needed, use of retaining block as required
-Gravel or concrete base delivered and installed as elected
-Placement and wiring of transfer switch
Cold weather engine block heater installed
-Manufacturer recommended sealed, no leak battery with warranty to match generator’s
-Operation setting checked and verified by voltage-frequency-fuel pressure and load test
-Whole surge protection installed
-Indoor generator status monitor installed
Final site clean up and walk through operation with home owner

Post Installation

Manufacturer recommended initial break in oil change included
Installer is dealer and warrantee service provider
Preventative maintenance service agreement available
Remote monitoring infohub equipment and monitoring service available

Keeping Your Home Dry From Rain and Humidity

NEPA has been experiencing heavy rain showers and thunderstorms. With this heavy rain, homeowners may begin to experience basement flooding, mold growth, musty smells, and damage to homes. Here are tips to help you keep your basement dry and prevent moisture problems!

Be sure your sump-pump is in good working order. Make it a point annually have it serviced by a licensed and reputable plumber.
If your basement is prone to flooding and you are in an area where power outages are frequent, consider having a back-up sump pump installed.
To reduce humidity levels in your home, dehumidifier to your HVAC system or portable. Be sure wires are not frayed or are sitting in water.
Keep your basement windows closed at all times.
Be sure your dryer unit is not expelling into the house.
Install a bathroom fan.
Look for ways to divert rainwater away from your home—extend rain gutter down-spouts away from home and make sure the grade of your yard surfaces slope away from your home.
Make sure rain gutters are clean and unobstructed.
Consider a Standby Home Generator in conjunction with the proper transfer switch and professional installation allows you to avoid the expenses and inconveniences of power outage which can shut off professionally installed HVAC, de-humidifiers, and sump pumps installed.
Use these tips to keep your home comfortable through the rain and humidity!

Energy Wasting Habits

We’re all guilty of bad habits. Don’t live in denial, it only wastes energy. The good news, you can become a reformed energy hog by avoiding these energy-guzzling habits.

Leaving the lights on. They are just as easy to turn off as they were to turn on.
Forgetting to change out air filters. Think of the dust that is inhaled by the system (and you) along with energy wasted.

Do you leave fans on in empty rooms? Remember that fans cool people NOT rooms.

Love to bake on a hot summer afternoon? Your AC is breaking a sweat to cool your home!

Do you keep your laptop and cell phone charged? Psst… it won’t charge past 100% but it will waste energy.

Do you know who the energy vampires are? CD, DVD and blue ray machines that use energy in standby mode.

“I don’t program my thermostat.”… WHAT!? That will cost you about $180 per year!

Fall asleep with the TV on?  That will cost you $55/year or a nice dinner.

Do you buy incandescent bulbs?  CFLs cost about $40 in energy over their lifetime.

Gaze into the light of the fridge? People stare 10.4 hours int to the fridge per year.

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When the power goes out it’s not only the lights or the computer that does not work, neither does the refrigerator, freezer, sump pump, and heat which may cause flood damage, frozen pipes, mold, not to mention replacement of spoiled food. Sometimes the situation even requires hotel stays or lost wages. These numbers have the potential of adding up to significant financial expenses.

A Standby Home Generator in conjunction with the proper transfer switch and professional installation allows you to avoid the expenses and inconveniences of power outages.

At Rinker Generator, we work hard to provide you the best generator based on your needs, wants and budget. We not only have about 30 years of experience, we work with manufacturers who offer excellent equipment based on extensive warranties, and finance companies to make your purchase affordable.

We have worked for over 30 years with automatic home generators and we chose the most cost effective, customer friendly and solid construction. Rinker Generator offers much more than just the generator. Our service is second to none!


We Love Warranties!

We want to stay in touch throughout the warranty process with our customers. Warranties are extra security for your long term investment.  We like to think we are too!  At Rinker Generator and BR Electric are not only proactive in the installation process and services we offer, we stand by our services and products.  Let our customers tell you how solid customer service helped them make their choices and tell a friend about what we do.

“Thank you for a job well done. I look forward to moving into my home knowing its safe as a result of your efforts. The other workers on the job repeatedly made good remarks about your crew, especially Julio and Chris. Both the care they took in doing the job right and the way they conducted themselves were noted.” – MaryEllen

“We were both very pleased with your work. The men worked very hard and did an excellent job. They were also friendly and courteous. We couldn’t ask for anything better. This past week we had a power outage and everything worked like a charm. It was wonderful!” – Chris and Fran Biviano

We are so proud to meet and serve the surrounding communities and educate them in home safety with their electrical service and keeping their life moving on when the power goes out. Call us today to visit your home and see how we can help!

Rinker Generator services all of Northeast Pennsylvania including these areas:

  • Lake Ariel, PA
  • Moscow, PA
  • Hamlin, PA
  • Dickson City, PA
  • Carbondale, PA
  • Honesdale, PA
  • Hawley, PA
  • Pittston, PA
  • Scranton, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Clarks Summit, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Old Forge, PA
  • Forest City, PA
  • Blakely, PA
  • Duryea, PA
  • Mt Pocono, PA
  • Nicholson, PA
  • Waymart, PA
  • New Milford, PA
  • Montose, PA
  • Back Mountain, PA
  • Harveys Lake, PA
  • Mountain Top, PA
  • Dallas, PA
  • Stroudsburg, PA

Home Standby Generator Transfer Switches

Transfer Switches: What They Are and How They Work
Never connect a generator directly to a home’s wiring! Once you’ve purchased your home generator system, hire a qualified electrician to install a transfer switch if you intend to connect the generator to your home’s electrical system. A transfer switch is the only proper and safe way to run a generator that is connected to a home’s electrical system. These switches should only be installed by professional and qualified electricians. Transfer switches have three selections: “generator”, “center off” and “utility”. This prevents you from having the generator and the utility power on at the same time, which could damage the wiring in your home. When installed properly, a transfer switch will prevent a back-feed to the utility lines which could prove fatal to anyone working on your neighborhood electrical line.

How An Automatic Transfer Switch Works
A transfer switch is the electronic “control center” responsible for managing the transition from utility service to your Home Generator System. When the power goes out, the transfer switch automatically senses the power disruption, signals the generator to turn on, and transfers power from utility to home power for the duration of the power outage. When utility power is restored, the switch senses that power has returned, shuts down the generator and resumes monitoring.

Which transfer switch do I need?
Selecting a transfer switch for your Home Generator System is dependent on two primary factors: (1) your utility service and (2) your power needs. Determining your utility service is as simple as opening up your service inlet box and checking the panel. Typical services can range anywhere from 100 amps up to 400 amps.

Switch ranges
100 amp and 200 amp automatic transfer switches can manage primary (critical) loads for all homes, and can be installed with any incoming utility service (100-200 amp service).100 and 200 amp automatic transfer switches are designed to seamlessly provide power to all circuits in your home. However, depending on your home’s power demand, you may be required to manage (defer) non-critical, high power loads in order to keep the generator at or below full capacity.

What is load management?
Most items in your home can be handled safely by a home generator system from 8,000-20,000 watts. However, certain appliances in your home may require larger amounts of power to start and run when the power goes out. For example, a central air unit or a furnace heater requires a lot of power to start and operate. So much power in fact, that if other items are also on when the power goes out, most traditional standby generators may very well exceed capacity and experience an overload. Computer-controlled Power Management innovations expand capacity while preventing power overload.

What is the difference between a NEMA 1 and NEMA 3R rated transfer switch?
A NEMA 1 rated transfer switch is rated and approved for indoor home installations. NEMA 3R rated transfer switches are rated and approved for both inside and outside the home installations.

Who Needs a Generator?

Not everyone knows how much power they use daily in their homes. Fewer people are aware of the power needs in an emergency.

Summer weather of storms, tornadoes and hurricanes can be equally as severe as the below freezing weather and snow. Some electronics, such as computers, televisions, or cell phones require a certain quality of electricity, otherwise they will get damaged while plugged in.

Individuals that care for loved ones requiring medical devices or special needs quickly can see that the care-giving needs are multiplied in a time of disaster. Peace of mind of a solid disaster plan including a home generator can keep your life going on when the power is off.

At Rinker Generator, we work hard to provide you the best generator based on your needs, wants and budget. We not only have about 30 years of experience, we work with four manufacturers who offer excellent equipment based by extensive warranties, and finance companies to make your purchase affordable. We trust the brands of Briggs & Stratton, Cummins Power Generation & Champion Power Equipment. Visit our education portal to see how a home generator can benefit you.

Which Home Standby Generator is right for your home?

Cooling Off About Air conditioning Costs

Myth #1You should turn off your air conditioner when you are not home.

Myth #2: You should leave ceiling fans running when you are away.

In a typical home, 20% of the cooled air is lost through leaky duct work, further decreasing the efficiency. 


Other tips are: Add indoor plants throughout the house to filter out the VOC’s like Aloe,  Spider, Gerber daisy, Golden pothos, Chrysanthemum. Change HVAC filters now to best air quality.

Quietconnect Generators Are Here!

All houses are not created equal. Generators are made to accommodate the needs of all types of homes. Cummins QuietConnect is smart, compact, reliable and most of all affordable. The robust design and unique enclosure help these generators handle harsh weather conditions. The cold-start capabilities allow the generator to provide backup power even when temperatures plummet. This new compact design with low noise technology, it is smart enough to work remotely by using your smartphone or computer.

Contact us today for a free quote.

Home Generator Basics

A Standby Home Generator in conjunction with the proper transfer switch and professional installation allows you to avoid the expenses and inconveniences of power outages.

  1. The Home Generator System’s advanced electronics continually monitor your home’s connection to local utility power.
  2. When utility power is disrupted, the system confirms that a true power outage has occurred and signals the standby generator to start.
  3. The system supplies backup power to your home within 30 seconds. When utility power is restored, the system automatically senses it, restores utility power, and resumes monitoring until the next utility failure.

In a typical installation of a Home Standby Generator System, we take care of everything in the installation. This is usually completed in 1 day.

Home standby generators come in many different kilowatts for the home ranging from 8 to 62kW. Three main factors come into effect when choosing which home standby generator is best of you.

  • Square footage of your home
  • How you want to fuel the generator (natural gas or propane)
  • What appliances/equipment you want to function.

Contact us for your free estimate today!