The Best Whole House Generators

March 25, 2022

Seasonal storms, downed trees, and computer malfunctions can all cut off your connection to the energy grid, sometimes for days. Investing in a backup energy source for your home can make a big difference when the power goes out.

Depending on where you live, losing power could leave you without heat or air conditioning and threaten the food you have stored in your freezer and make it difficult, if not impossible, to work from home. The answer is a backup whole house generator that will supply your home’s energy needs until you get back online.

A whole house generator differs from portable generators in that this type of system kicks on automatically when your power goes out, even if you’re not home. In addition, it doesn’t need cans of gasoline to keep it running.

An article in Forbes advises that the best time to get a whole house generator is before you need it. We agree! Stay ahead of the never-ending fluctuating prices of gasoline and supply demand – when a storm or other crisis is looming, you can’t risk the variables.

Read on to learn who Forbes gives top five honors to as the 2022 best whole house generator:  

1. Generac Guardian WIFI-enabled Standby Generator

This system is powered by either liquid propane or natural gas, has an automatic switch to turn on the minute you lose electrical power, and allows you to monitor the system’s status from any WiFi-enable device. We like it because it’s quiet, affordably priced compared with similar units, and has an automatic high-temperature shutdown function.

2. Briggs & Stratton 12,000-Watt, Automatic Air-cooled Standby Generator

This unit packs a big punch in a small package. It has an automatic voltage regulator, smartphone app control via WiFi, and an efficient alternator. We like that it requires little room in your home and has a durable engine from one of America’s premium engine makers.

3. Champion 14kW aXis Home Standby Generator with 200-amp Whole House Switch

This generator is the most expensive option on our list, but it’s also the most powerful at 14,000 kW. It has an automatic switch and performs automated self-diagnostic tests to keep it running smoothly, even in extreme temperatures. In addition to its power, we like this one because it’s the quietest on our list.

4. Generac PowerPact 7,500-watt Standby Generator

The PowerPact generator is a good choice for a cabin or small home. It can power up to eight circuits in your home and have an automatic turn-on switch. This unit has the smallest footprint of the generators on our list, so virtually every home has room for it. We like it because of its lightweight, compact size and relatively affordable price.

5. Generac Guardian 3-phase 20kW, Automatic Standby Generator WIFI-enabled

This unit is one of the most advanced 3-phase, air-cooled generators available. It generates enough power for a large home or a small business. We like its capacity, and it’s reasonably quiet for the amount of power.

For professional and safe installation of automatic backup generators, call State Electric Company today!

State Electric Company is a leader in the electrification of the nation. Our highly educated and experienced team of professionals uses industry-leading software technology and has partnered with manufacturers to deliver affordable solutions for all your electrical needs. State Electric Co. is also an exclusive distributor for Enel X JuiceBox EV chargers for residential and commercial use. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded to install charging stations for homes, offices, hotels, and more. With our extensive knowledge in renewable energy, our team provides customers – large or small – with efficient electrical solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can safely and affordably meet your energy needs.

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