Generac Generator

What is an automatic standby generator?

An automatic standby generator is permanently installed outside your home or business and connected to your existing natural gas or LP fuel supply. The generator senses a power outage, starts itself and restores electricity to your home or business within seconds, even if you’re away. When utility power returns, the generator automatically shuts off and monitors the utility for the next outage.

What will it power?

You can choose to back up your entire electrical service or just a few essential circuits. Either way, the number of circuits you back up and the items powered by those circuits will determine how large your generator needs to be.Fallen tree on power line

Larger appliances such as air conditioners, electric ranges, and water heaters will have the most impact on generator size.

Why should I buy an automatic home standby generator versus a portable generator?

Portable generators will provide emergency power to appliances that can be plugged into an outlet, but not items like your furnace that are hardwired to your electrical panel. You also have to be home to manually start the generator. Portables require a supply of fresh gasoline, and you would need to run extension cords for everything you want to back up.

Automatic standby generators operate on your home’s existing fuel supply and automatically restore power within seconds, even if you’re away. They produce a higher quality of electricity, power entire circuits, and run an automatic weekly self-test to ensure they will work properly when you need them.