Whole House Generators in
Tampa Bay, Florida

Tampa Bay, FL

What Happens When You Don’t Have an Automatic Home Backup Power Generator in Florida’s Tampa Bay Area

If you are one of the 3.1 million people who live in the Tampa Bay area, you enjoy the unique mix of big city, suburban, small town, and beachside living that makes it such a great place to live. You love our subtropical climate — 200+ days of sunshine, mild snowless winters — and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.

But, even in paradise, a little (and sometimes, a lot of) rain must fall. And for Tampa-St. Petersburg and the rest of Southwest Florida that happens in the summer when oppressive humidity makes average temperatures in the low 90’s feel over 100 degrees. Air currents create almost daily thunderstorms that bring heavy rain, damaging wind, occasional tornadoes — and the highest number of lightning strikes in North America — knocking down trees and power lines as well as damaging transformers and other power equipment. And THAT means power outages.

While it’s been more than 100 years since a major hurricane made landfall in Tampa-St.Petersburg — a Category 4 hurricane that split an existing barrier island in half — if you live here, you know it doesn’t take a direct hit to see widespread damage, flooding, and power outages. Every year the Tampa Bay area is affected by hurricanes and tropical storms that make landfall either south or north of us or pass by on the way north toward Florida’s Panhandle. 

You don’t have to think too far back to remember when Hurricane Eta brushed the Tampa Bay area in September 2020, creating a dangerous storm surge, flooding downtown Tampa and all of St. Petersburg, and knocking out power for 28,000 people. Or the following summer, when Elsa passed by on the way to Cedar Key in July 2021, dumping lots of rain and leaving 20,000 without power.

But nobody will forget September 2017, when Hurricane Irma triggered one of the nation’s largest natural disaster-related power outages ever measured, knocking out power for 12 million Floridians for up to two weeks, including nearly 1 million in the greater Tampa – St. Pete area. Irma brought tornadoes east of Tampa and winds that battered the entire area, causing considerable damage to property and the electrical grid.

The Tampa Bay area has two official tornado seasons – one that overlaps with hurricane season and a more robust spring tornado season from January through March. But in actuality, tornadoes can happen almost anytime, and Tampa sees an average of 5 tornadoes per year. On December 16, 2020, for example, a powerful F-2 tornado spent two hours cutting its way across Pinellas County, churning across Tampa Bay, and passing over the 8-lane Howard Franklin Bridge during rush hour before it weakened, only to reform east of Tampa. More than 18,000 lost power.While severe storms cause most of our major power outages,  almost every day, somewhere in the Tampa Bay area, collisions, wildlife misadventure (think squirrels, snakes, and short circuits), or equipment failures also disrupt residential electric service. Once located, these can usually be resolved in 3-5 hours.  But not always. We’ve all experienced seemingly random power outages that can last all or part of a day.  And, even a short outage can stop you and your family in your tracks when you aren’t prepared.

If you live anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, you know that anytime power goes out unexpectedly – whether it’s a power grid problem or a storm — it doesn’t take too long for things to get complicated and stressful. Food, supplies, and peace of mind start running low – particularly when outages are widespread. Most of our major power outages happen during summer’s heat, making it more difficult, especially for family members with medical conditions.

If you don’t have an automatic backup home generator, your options are limited when the power goes out for any length of time. 

You can wait for it to come back on. That means no cooking, no lights, no refrigeration, no HVAC — especially brutal during hot, humid summers. There’s no TV, no phone chargers, no power for medical devices, and often no water. When the power outage is widespread, hunting down an available hotel room – or a kind-hearted friend with power that can take you in — can use up your dwindling phone charge, and that can be a gamble if the roads en route to your destination are blocked by flooding, fallen trees, downed power lines, or traffic accidents.

While you can’t control the weather, you CAN avoid a replay of the inconvenience, worry, and insecurity that comes every time there’s a severe weather alert or equipment failure that could mean losing electrical 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 Systems. 

When You’ve Got an Automatic Home Backup Power Generator in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida

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

Whether it’s a major storm, a power grid failure, 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 not home — you don’t have to worry.  Maybe you’re inching your way home along I-275 or I-4, crossing over the Courtney Campbell Causeway, or stuck in traffic on Kennedy Boulevard. Wherever you are, your 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 anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. . .

Whether you live in Tampa, St. Pete Beach, or in nearby Plant City, 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 Tampa Bay, Florida Clients Enjoy Peace of Mind

If you live in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County, you’ve experienced how quickly storms and other power outages can make life complicated and stressful.  Work, school, and transportation 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’ll 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 and friends. Keeping up with closings and conditions in and around St. Pete, Clearwater and Tampa helps everyone in your household feel more at ease and connected.

Canter Power generator owners throughout the entire Tampa Bay area will tell you about the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will never again 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. And, you can plan far ahead by stocking up on food and supplies when it’s most convenient for you, because when an emergency strikes, 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 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 Tampa Bay, Florida

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

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.