Welcome to Smithfield, RI

Home Standby Generator Installation & Service in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

Enjoy Peace of Mind During Power Outages


We specialize in fitting your property with top-tier Generac and Cummins standby generators. Our approach combines careful planning with skilled installation, ensuring your generator is integrated seamlessly for dependable, uninterrupted power.


When your standby generator needs attention, Coastline Electric is here to help. Our skilled technicians swiftly diagnose and repair issues with Generac and Cummins generators, ensuring minimal downtime. Trust us for reliable repairs that keep your generator running smoothly.


Coastline Electric offers tailored maintenance contracts for Generac and Cummins generators. Our regular servicing ensures peak performance and reliability, keeping your power solution in top condition.

About Us

Your Standby Generator Experts

At Coastline Electric, we’re not just another electric company; we’re your local, friendly, and hardworking team committed to ensuring your home is always powered. Our services span from comprehensive sales to expert installation and reliable ongoing maintenance. We specialize in industry-leading Generac generators, renowned for their reliability and efficiency, as well as Cummins generators, known for their robust performance.

Ready to Protect Your Home?

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What is a Standby Generator?

A standby generator is your go-to backup solutions for power outages. It starts within moments of an outage, making sure your important appliances and electronics keep running smoothly. You’re not even going to notice the switch! Standby Generators run on natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel. This makes them independent and reliable, ready to jump into action whenever there’s an outage.

More answers to the question What is a Standby Generator here!

Unlimited Power Supply

A standby generator quickly provides power during outages, automatically turning on to keep key systems like heating and lighting running. This is vital in areas with frequent outages.

Safety and Comfort

Standby generators keep essential systems like HVAC, security, and lighting running in homes and businesses, minimizing downtime and ensuring safety, especially for those reliant on medical equipment.

Protection against Damage and Loss

A standby generator prevents issues like food spoilage, pipe damage, and flooding during outages, protecting homes and safeguarding business data and systems.

Protect Your Home from Power Outages

In Rhode Island, the changing climate heightens the risks of power outages from extreme weather events like snowstorms, ice storms, hurricanes, and Nor’Easters. These outages can cause significant disruptions, from burst pipes to food spoilage, posing risks to your home and family. We provide comprehensive consultations to help you make an informed decision about protecting your home against these increasing challenges.

Generac Standby Generator Installation & Repair

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Generac created the home backup generator category. Today, Generac Standby generators are preferred by 8 out of every 10 homeowners who invest in home backup power.

A permanently installed Generac home backup generator protects your home automatically. It runs on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) fuel, and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. A home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items. Coastline is proud to install Generac standby generators throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Masachusetts.

Cummins Standby Generator Installation & Repair

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For more than 100 years, Cummins has powered everything from heavy-duty trucks to trains and tractors. They’ve provided dependable power generation to hospitals, data centers, and stadiums around the world.

Now you and your family can rely on that same expertise to get the latest in power technology with Cummins generators for homes. Be prepared for bad weather, rolling outages, ice storms and more – and never lose your wi-fi or the contents of your freezer again. Coastline installs and services standby generators made by Cummins in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Frequently Asked Questions About Standby Generators

Confused about Home Standby Generators? Start with the question: “What is a Standby Generator?” then read more here!

Standby generators automatically activate during power outages, ensuring continuous operation of essential systems.

When utility power fails, a transfer switch detects the loss and immediately starts the generator, transferring the load to maintain power seamlessly.

This process is swift and ensures that critical appliances and systems, such as refrigerators and medical equipment, keep running smoothly without interruption.

Once utility power returns, the transfer switch reverts the load back to the main power source, and the generator returns to standby mode, ready for the next outage.

That’s how a standby generator works!

While we appreciate the DIY spirit, we strongly recommend professional installation instead of installing your generator on your own. Our licensed technicians ensure safe, code-compliant installations, avoiding potential hazards and ensuring optimal performance.

The cost of a home standby generator varies based on several factors like size, electrical service capacity, location, and gas piping requirements. Our free estimate includes a site visit to tailor a solution to your specific needs.

Don’t wait for an emergency! We recommend preparing ahead of seasonal challenges. With our year-round installation services, we ensure your home is always ready, regardless of the season.

Choose peace of mind with a Home Standby Generator. Unlike portable generators, which require manual setup and constant refueling, our standby generators automatically provide power during outages, safeguarding your essentials effortlessly.

Generac and Cummins offer distinct advantages in terms of size, maintenance, and features. Our experienced team will guide you in selecting the best option for your home, based on a thorough site evaluation.

Our generators run on natural gas or propane, offering flexibility based on your property’s resources. We also ensure compliance with all local regulations for a hassle-free installation.

To choose the right size standby generator, start by listing all essential appliances and systems you need during an outage, like refrigerators, HVAC systems, and medical equipment. Calculate the total wattage required by adding up the starting and running wattage of these items, ensuring the generator can handle initial power surges.

Consider the type of fuel available—natural gas, propane, or diesel—as this influences generator size and type. The right selection ensures efficient operation and longevity, providing reliable backup power efficiently.


Start Your Home Standby Generator Project in Rhode Island or Massachusetts Today!

Located in Smithfield Rhode Island, just over the Massachustts border, our licensed and expert team will provide you with the top standby generator installation and service available!