How Does a Home Backup Generator Work?
A Generac home backup generator senses a power outage, turns on automatically, and delivers backup power to your home. It will run until utility power returns - whether that's two hours or two weeks.
1 Utility Power Is Lost
Perhaps it's a storm. Maybe it's an equipment failure. In any case, the electricity you depend on is suddenly gone.
2 Your Generac Generator Senses A Problem
Within seconds, your generator prepares to restore your home's power.
3 The Generator Turns On Automatically - Whether You’re Home Or Away
Within a few seconds, it is up to speed and generating electricity.
4 Your Electricity Is Restored
The automatic transfer switch sends generator power to your home. And it will continue until utility power returns.
Our Generac Home Backup Generators
PowerPact provides automatic backup, specifically to essential circuits. It protects what’s most important to homeowners and it does so automatically.
The Generac Synergy varies its speed based upon electrical load, for quieter operation, improved fuel-effeciency, and exceptionally clean power output.
The Generac EcoGen series is the solution for homeowners that are off the grid and provides automatic backup power for users that rely on alternative energy system, like wind or solar power.
Generac’s Guardian® Series kicks in within seconds of determining power loss—automatically—and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns.
The pre-packaged Protector™ Series backup generators run on diesel fuel, and are more cost-effective than many competitive diesel-fueled generators.
Home Backup Accessories
Boost your Generac generator’s performance with accessories from the leader in standby power. Products are available to maximize convenience and simplify maintenance for years of reliable power.
I had trouble with my Generator after a bad storm. It worked for awhile, then started acting erratic, on and off. The next day I contacted 3 other dealers that were in Shreveport, La. They all said they did not work on units that they did not sell and install. I installed it myself a year earlier, and it had been working fine. Thanks allot huh? Well, after contacting this dealer the same day, he knew I was really between a rock and a hard place as I lived in an area where the Ele. goes out very often. He sent his best tech out that very day, even though he had allot of service calls to make just north of him where a bad storm had gone thru that same night and left the whole town with power lines down and people without power, yet he found time to get to my problem. Oh by the way, one Dealer told me it would be 6 to 8 weeks before they could get to me. I think just another way of telling me, "If they didn't sell and install it, they weren't going to come out!" This is the first time I have EVER given anyone or anything a review, and can truthfully say that This Dealer is as good as gold. The best service, very professional, very nice, neat, friendly and knowledgeable service technician. Almost forgot, he drove over 45 mi. to my house, that's over 90 mi. round trip. You can't beat that, he's got my business from now on. Thanks Allot Guys... Larry - Gloster State, Louisiana
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