Russell's HVAC, Whole House Generator, VA

Sail through power outages with ease.

Contact our team to schedule a generator installation!

(VA) 757-995-2807
(NC) 252-489-4431

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If your home is subject to frequent power outages, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that whole house generators provide. These generators are wired into your home’s power system to safely and instantaneously provide power when the lights go out.

Storms & Emergencies Can Affect Anyone

Our power grid is increasingly complex. Most households experience some sort of power outage in the course of a year. The causes for power outages can vary:

  • Winter storms

  • Hurricanes

  • Flooding

  • Accidental damage to power lines or transformers

  • Animal incursions

What’s hard to predict is how long an outage might take to repair. In the meantime, your home’s heating and cooling is affected, refrigerated foods can spoil and everyday activities can become impossible.

Generators Sized for All Requirements

Russell’s Heating & Cooling will assess what emergency electrical needs your family might encounter and size the right generator for you. We can connect a generator to simply provide the basics on a few electric circuits (furnace, AC, refrigerator, well and sump pump, limited lights) or provide instant, whole-house operation. Standby whole-house generators are installed outside the home just like central air or heat pump compressors. Their exterior covers and inner workings are designed to be rugged and durable. Manufacturer warranties offer extra protection in the event of repair needs.

Powered by Propane or Natural Gas

Standby generators from Generac offer instantaneous comfort and security for homeowners. Generac generators operate automatically and are hardwired into your homes’ power system. These residential standby power generators operate using your natural gas service or with an added (often buried) propane tank. As an authorized Generac dealer, Russell’s Heating & Cooling can recommend proper sizing and handle the entire installation process.

Self-Testing Ensures Standby Readiness

Most whole house generators have a self-test mode to provide assurance that the generator will function properly when called upon. Honeywell home generators offer quiet operation and self-testing. Russell’s Heating & Cooling is also a Honeywell home generator dealer. These generators, which can integrate seamlessly with any system, offer a remote monitoring smartphone app that can provide extra reassurance when you’re not at home.

If you’re interested in extra preparedness for power outages, give Russell’s team a call at (VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431 to learn more about our whole house generator options.

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Being without power can be disruptive, scary and downright dangerous. The right generator can power your entire home, ensuring you’re never without lights or appliances. Or you can choose a generator that powers just your essentials.

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Generators Rock but Regrets Suck

Choosing a generator can be hard. Many people have never bought a generator before, and there are so many choices!

Let Russell’s be your guide. We’ll do a thorough assessment on your home and needs and help you find the right generator for your family and budget.

One of the brands we carry is Honeywell, which are quiet and integrate seamlessly with any system.

To schedule an appointment, call 757-327-7179, or complete the handy form above!

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA

Maintenance Plans

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Regular annual maintenance keeps your system operating at peak efficiency. Experience has shown that a system that runs well keeps your utility costs in line — in fact, independent 3rd party research shows that you can save over $30 per month on utility bills.


Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly.