General Electric generator. One of the best standby generator in the industry today.

General Electric generator. One of the best standby generators in the market today. Its Symphony transfer switch technology is rated best in its class.

Briggs and Stratton standby generator. With its Vanguard patented engine technology, offers a high degree of reliability and performance

Briggs and Stratton Standby generator. Offers high degree of dependability with its Vanguard patented engine technology.

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Types of Generators

There are two basic types of generators in use today for residential and commercial applications; portable and standby.  They each offer a unique set of advantages and disadvantages.  In order to choose which one is right for you, it is necessary to understand your particular situation to determine which type of generator may best fit your need.

When trying to determine which type of unit is best for you, the best choice is to find a professional generator technician that you trust, and consult with him about what type of unit is best suited to your application.

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Standby Generators

Standby generators are tremendous necessity in your household or business, if you can’t afford to be without power, for even the smallest amount of time.  Whether you have an elderly person at home, that is on oxygen, a business you run from home, or you run an operation that needs constant power, a standby generator can be a great tool to own. 

These machines are completely automatic, watching the power line status every second of the day and night.  If they sense that the power lines have failed, they start and within seconds, your property is operating as if you were still connected to the grid.  It is a wonderful experience to have.  When everyone is suffering in the heat or cold, you can feel good that you have planned ahead, and protected those things that matter most to you. 

Generators are very effective at turning the building on after a power outage.  It usually does not take any more than ten seconds to have the power back on after you lose utility power. 

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Best Brands of Standby Generators

  1. Generac
  2. Briggs and Stratton
  3. Kohler
  4. General Electric

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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.

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Briggs and Stratton

Briggs and Stratton produces 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.

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Kohler produces a very robust and quiet standby generator.  These units run very smoothly, and are extremely reliable. You will be pleased with the overall performance of this unit and will give you many years of trouble free service.

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General Electric

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, General Electric Generators are just superb.  You will be happy owning one.

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