Home Standby Generators
There are several options when it comes to choosing the best generator for your home and our specialty is helping you make the most educated decision to find the right system for your needs.
If you choose to move forward with getting a generator, we will come to your home and help you choose the best brand for your home. In the meantime, here is some history and information on the generator products currently available:
KOHLER offers reliable and quiet home generators that are also safe for all of the appliances in your home, including the sensitive controls of energy efficient heating systems, TV’s, computers and pellet stoves.
FORTRESS BY BRIGGS & STRATTON
Depending on the size, GE and Briggs & Stratton generators come with a comprehensive 4-5 year warranty and have options for automatic load management. The following sizes are currently available for homes: 8kW / 10kW / 13kW / 17kW / 20kW
Generac has been manufacturing residential standby generators since 1989 and is known for offering economically priced generators in a variety of sizes.
Generac generators are private labeled with many other names including: Guardian, Siemens and Honeywell. Generac also has options for automatic load management available.
Current Generac sizes available: 8kW / 11kW / 14kW / 17kW / 20kW
CUMMINS / ONAN
In 1926, Onan Corporation manufactured its first generator set with its intended use being for summer cottages. Onan was actually the official supplier of generator sets to the armed forces in WWII. In 1985, Onan merged with the Cummins Corporation. It was a natural relationship since Onan had been using Cummins engines in their generators for years.
Cummins generators are known for their quality and reliability. Although typically on the more expensive side for residential generators, their reputation makes them a good generator solution for homes looking for a reliable backup power source.
Cummins residential generators come in two sizes: 13kW & 20kW