Top Standby Generators

Top Standby Generators

A standby generator can be a great thing in a power outage, as the generator can switch on and power your home until the utility company can restore their power. These are different than portable generators in that they are permanently installed and are directed to a home's electrical panel. They turn on automatically when there is a power outage. These generators use an internal combustion engine fueled by natural gas or diesel. There are different levels of standby units that come in different price ranges, and the smallest will power just a few circuits at a time and are slightly stronger than a portable generator. Read on to learn more about standby generator discounts and features on the top models.

First is the Briggs & Stratton 40445 8000-watt home standby generator system with an automatic transfer switch. This generator is at the lower end of the power spectrum, more for shorter-term emergencies. The factory has it on sale, at $1,899, down from the regular $2,500. There is also free shipping, and no interest if paid for in 12 months. This generator offers a quick response when there is a power failure. It is enough to power the basics for relatively short periods of power outage, but it will keep basic power on for days if needed. It runs on natural gas, propane or diesel. It comes with a base for mounting to a slab. It has 50 amps and 10 circuits.

Next, the Champion Power Equipment 100174 8500 watt home standby generator is a mid-range power source currently being sold at a deep discount. The list price is $4,000 and Champion is selling it for $2,229. This generator can crank out 50 amps with 10 circuits. It will start even when -22 degrees and operates on batteries that will turn it on fast when needed. It is powered by a 439 Champion engine that runs on propane or natural gas. It will run more than just the basic services, but remains economical and can shut down power to some areas. It will come on, or turn itself off, automatically as power shuts off from the utility company, and when it is restored. Champion also offers a list of recommended installation experts for its generators.

Last is the Briggs & Stratton 40400, 12,000-watt home standby generator for managed whole house power. This generator can crank out 50 amps of power. It is the upper end of the scale and has enough power to run your entire house without skipping a beat if there is a power failure. It is costly to run but can run for days. Briggs & Stratton is offering 27 percent savings on this model, with a price of $3,299, down from the regular list price of $4,539. There is free shipping and no interest if paid in 12 months. It runs on natural gas or propane. It can have power on in seconds after an outage. It has power to spare. It will even run air conditioners.

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