It is a good idea to review the standby generator advantages and its disadvantages before making a final decision in terms of purchasing a generator for your home of place of business.
One big standby generator advantage is that there are some great manufacturers whose product have been in the market for many years and have performed very well. Furthermore, these manufactures continue to support their product with spare parts and technical support. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of this product for years to come.
We represent and are certified by some of the greatest generator manufacturers in the world, including Generac, General Electric, Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, Onan, Cummins, Tradewinds, and other.
BRIGGS & STRATTON
Generac is one of the leaders in the manufacturing and sale of standby generators. They offer a wide range of standby generators. You can pick from a small air cooled 7KW generator to a very large unit suitable for industrial applications. For most residential applications you will do well to consider the air cooled standby generators. If you feel your application needs a more robust generator, then you ought to opt for a liquid cooled unit.
Generac has the Guardian series which includes 8KW, 10KW, 14KW, 17KW, 20KW, 25KW, 30KW, 45KW, and 60KW. They also have the QuiteSource series which includes the 22KW, 27KW, 36KW, and 48KW machines. I personally recommend these generators over the Guardian Series units. They are so much more powerful and robust, there is no comparison.
Generac is especially good with training and certifying their technicians, and very good with parts. You can order these generators with confidence, knowing that you will not be left with a unit that cannot be serviced. Their transfer switches are also very good, and do an adequate job at handling their task. Their price is affordable and the performance is good.
Briggs and Stratton produce a very good generator. Their engines are superb, and are very easy to install, repair, and maintain. They are a relatively new player in the standby generator market, but they bring lots of great technology with them.
One thing I love about their standby generator program is their transfer switch technology. They really have a great load control program. Load control is the technology that allows generators to know when they are carrying too much load. Through their transfer switch, they are able to disconnect certain large loads for a discrete amount of time. Sometimes they may disconnect your stove for a few milliseconds, and you don’t even notice, but it allows the generator to work well within its factory parameters, not exceeding its capacity or rating.
Kohler produces a very robust and quiet standby generator. These units run very smoothly, and are extremely reliable. I am not too fond of their transfer switches, since the basic units lack the capability to do load control. Then transfer switches that have this capability are very expensive.
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General Electric produces a generator which is an upgrade of an already good system. General Electric’s generators are manufactured by Briggs and Stratton. These are very sophisticated generators, that come with a very strong warranty program.
As I said before, these units are an upgrade from the Briggs and Stratton generators. I want to emphasize that Briggs and Stratton already builds a very good generator, therefore, GE units are just superb. You will be happy owning one.