Whole House Generators in
Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

What Happens When You Don’t Have an Automatic Home Backup Power Generator in Knoxville, Tennessee

Surrounded by panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and high Appalachian ridges, downtown Knoxville sits nearly 1,000 feet above the Tennessee River, which begins where the Holston and French Broad Rivers come together in the southeastern part of Knoxville before snaking its way through the city and surrounding area. The largest city in East Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the hub of a nine-county metro area whose population is just over 1 million. It is the headquarters for the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the nation’s largest public power provider, as well as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest science and energy national laboratory in the United States.

When it comes to weather, like most of Tennessee, Knoxville’s climate is considered mild, but its weather swings widely between hot, humid summer days with highs that hover around 90 degrees and winter overnight lows that are generally freezing. A typical seasonal snowfall is 6.5 inches in January and February, while spring brings heavy thunderstorm systems, hailstorms, and lots of flooding. In fact, outside of September and October, it rains more than 10 inches each month, totaling nearly 130 inches each year.

Like the rest of Tennessee, tornadoes can happen anytime, but they are much less frequent in Knoxville than in other parts of Tennessee — at least for now.  Signs point to shifting weather patterns that will bring increasingly volatile storms to East Tennessee. In December 2021, when tornadoes crippled Kentucky and touched down in Middle and West Tennessee, high winds knocked out power to 18,000 homes in Knoxville, putting meteorologists on alert.

If you live in Knoxville, you know that when the power goes out unexpectedly, it doesn’t take too long for your food, supplies, and peace of mind to run low – especially in severe weather. If you don’t have a backup home generator, your options are limited. You can wait for it to come back on — no cooking, no lights, no refrigeration, no HVAC, no TV, no phone chargers, no power for medical devices, and often no water.  Or you can use what’s left of your dwindling phone charge trying to locate an available hotel room or a kind-hearted friend with power to take you and your family in. That can be a gamble if the roads en route are blocked by ice, fallen trees, downed power lines, or traffic accidents.

While you can’t control the weather, you CAN avoid the worry, inconvenience, and insecurity that comes every time there’s a warning for severe weather that could potentially knock out power. Before the next season brings new power outage challenges,  you can explore an altogether better option—the peace of mind that comes with uninterrupted power from an automatic, whole home backup generator from Canter Power Solutions. 

When you’ve got a backup Generator in Knoxville, Tennessee

Now, think about how your life would change if you never had to worry about being without power service in Knoxville – ever again. If the power goes out – for any reason – you can relax in the comfort and protection of your own home as your life goes on as usual,  even if power is out for an extended period

Whether it’s a major storm,  damaged power equipment, or a sunny day blip, your home backup generator turns itself on automatically,  just 15 seconds after your home’s power goes off — and it stays on until utility service is restored.  You don’t have to do anything. 

Even if the power goes out while you’re still inching your way home along interstate I-75 or I-40,  or you’re stuck in a bottleneck along Highway 41, you don’t have to worry.  Your home generator will start up automatically and run everything you count on in your house, just as if you were there. 

Imagine this scenario next time the power goes off in the Knoxville area.  

Whether you live in Downtown Knoxville, over in Pigeon Forge, or in one of many nearby mountain communities, your lights and power are ON, even if all your neighbors’  homes are dark.  You can heat and cool your home, cook, wash dishes and clothes, bathe, charge your phones and computers and keep your refrigerated and frozen food safe.  You can provide a haven for family members, friends, or neighbors who don’t have power. And, if someone in your family counts on power to keep medicines cool or to power medical equipment, you are covered.

Your whole family can watch television, listen to music, read books, play games, and use computers and phones to stay in contact with your larger world. Instead of rationing candles and flashlights, you can stay up after dark doing what you want and need to do. With a Generac whole home backup generator, you can even select to run only certain appliances during a power outage if you prefer. The choice is 100% up to you. 

Our Knoxville, Tennessee Clients Enjoy Peace of Mind

If you live in the Knoxville area,  you’ve experienced how quickly storms or power blackouts make life complicated and stressful.  School, work, and transportation schedules are disrupted. You worry when you lose contact with family and friends — those who count on you, or those you count on — even if it’s just temporary.  It’s at times like this that you really appreciate being in your own home, sleeping in your own bed, eating the food you like, and relaxing with your favorite TV programs, books, and family, not to mention having phone and internet service to keep up with school or work and to stay in contact with family Keeping up with closings and conditions in and around  Knoxville helps everyone in your household feel more at ease and connected.

Canter Power generator owners throughout the Knoxville area will tell you about the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will never have to suffer through an unexpected or prolonged power loss.  Thanks to your Canter Care  Protection Plan’s   24/7 remote monitoring and automatic maintenance, you know that you are always ready for anything. You can plan ahead by stocking up on food and supplies when it’s most convenient for you because when emergencies strike,  you know you’ll be comfortable, safe, and fully powered in your own home. 

When the Power Goes Off, Your Life Can Go On SM

Securing Your Whole Home Generator

Installation day is an exciting time for our customers! When our crew arrives with their new Generac generator, they know that they will no longer need to worry about random or severe power outages. We just wish we could be there to see the smile on your face the first time your automatic generator turns on.

The new Canter Power Systems Generator Installation Buyers Guide

Here’s How to Get Started with Your Whole Home Generator

1. Set up an appointment for your free estimate with our knowledgeable generator specialists. They are available for in-home or remote consultations. Your specialist will assess site conditions, provide clear project details and a materials list, and financing options. At the end, you’ll have everything you need to make a power-full decision.

2. On average, the cost for our white glove Generac generator installation and monitoring is $15,000 with the exception of double generators, service upgrades, or unusual circumstances. Your assigned specialist will help you find the perfect fit generator for you and your family. There are also financing options and payment plans available.

3. After signing the contract, the Canter team gets to work! Our check list includes over 100 items that we take care of for you, including permits, utility coordination, inspecting, and start-up. Everything is expertly handled to get your generator running in 45-60 days so that you can rest assured and be power full. Learn more about what to expect from Canter Power.

Contact Canter Power Systems NOW and avoid “roughing it” indoors.

Why Choose Canter Power Systems For Your Home Generator
in Knoxville, Tennessee

It’s important to make the best choices when it comes to protecting your family and your home when bad weather strikes Knoxville.

Here’s why Canter stands apart from the competition:

  • Recognized and awarded #1 Retail Installer of the Year for the entire U.S. by Generac (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • We’ve provided both commercial and residential electrical services in the Southeastern U.S. since 1948. That’s more than 70 years!
  • We offer customized home generator systems to fit your specific needs and budget

Will manage the entire process from start to finish:

  • FREE in-home estimate (contactless, if desired)
  • Match the appropriate standby generator system for your home
  • Coordinate entire home generator installation and connection
  • Perform installation with both electrical and gas connections, all required municipal permits and inspections, necessary testing, official start-up certification, and complete ongoing home generator support and service

We’re the largest automatic backup residential power generator installer and Generac dealer in the US for whole house generators.

Generac Power Pro Premier Dealer in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi service areas.

Exclusive automatic backup residential power generator installer for over 700 Home Depot stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, most of Florida and Texas, plus sells and services the states of Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Can customize a home generator system to fit your specific needs and budget.

Is the authorized automatic backup power generator provider and installer for the Piedmont Natural Gas.

From the moment you become a
Canter Power Systems customer,
the Peace of Mind Protection Plan guarantees you never have to worry about losing power again.

Always a Free Consultation

Contact us today for your no cost and no obligation consultation with a Canter Power Systems generator specialist and technical services advisors. We offer both in-home and virtual consultations.