Standby Generators

Best Automatic Standby Generators

When the power goes out, protect the things that matter most with an automatic standby generator. Al-Lectric Emergency Power can walk you through the selection process and explain the differences between the various models and sizes we offer to meet your and your family's needs.


Facts to Consider - Best Home Standby Generator

These units cost the most and should be installed by a pro (so factor in labor costs). An experienced electrician can help with town or municipal permits, noise restrictions, and proper location.
These start automatically when the power goes out and typically supply more than these other options.
They run a self-diagnosis and let you know when maintenance is needed. Some even do this via email or text to you or your dealer. You have your choice of fuel— propane, less risky to store than gasoline, or natural gas, which provides an unlimited power supply.
They range from roughly 5,000 to 20,000 watts.
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Choosing the Right Size

Since Automatic Standby Generators are a huge investment for your home, a crucial step in choosing a generator is to ensure that you get a model that will supply enough power for your home. Depending on the number of appliances you intend to power will determine the correct size generator.


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Frequently Asked Questions
A standby generator is an electrical system that powers up automatically when the power goes out in your home. Unlike portable generators, these units are permanently installed outside your house and typically run on natural gas or propane. They supply whole-house power, meaning they can run multiple appliances at once. Standby generators are a great way to ensure your home is safe during a power outage.
Investing in a home backup generator is a wise decision for any homeowner. It ensures that your home and appliances remain powered during power outages, protecting you from the inconvenience and potential danger of being without electricity. It provides backup power within seconds to protect your home from misfortunate events.
1. Automatically turns on when the power goes out
2. Reliable source of electricity during power outages
3. Can provide power to an entire home
4. Connects directly to the electrical system of your home, eliminating the need for extension cords or manual setup
5. Runs on natural gas or propane, making it a safe, reliable fuel source
6. Requires regular maintenance to ensure that it is working correctly and safely
7. Can add value to your home if you ever choose to sell
Step 1 - When the power goes out, a standby generator will sense the lack of power.
Step 2 - The generator will start up automatically and provide electricity to your home.
Step 3 - The generator runs on natural gas or propane and is connected directly to your home's electrical system.
Step 4 - When the power comes back on, the generator will turn off, and your home will switch back to the grid.
Step 5 - And finally, a standby generator requires regular maintenance to run efficiently and safely.
A transfer switch can power the entire home with no extension cords. It eliminates the need for a manual setup that can present a risk of fire or shock. Plus, it allows you to power multiple appliances at once without worrying about overloading the generator. Transfer switches are an especially important safety feature when the power goes out and make it easier to keep your home running when the electricity fails. They are connected directly to your home's electrical system, so you can use your appliances without worrying about extension cords or manual setup.
Standby generators can run continuously for as long as they have fuel. Generators that run on natural gas typically have an unlimited fuel supply, while propane-fueled models must be refilled periodically. Depending on your generator's size and capacity, it could last for days or even weeks without needing refueling. However, it is important to remember that it needs to be maintained regularly for it to continue running at peak performance.
The size of the generator you need to run your entire home will depend on the number and type of appliances you plan on running at once. Generally speaking, a standby generator with an output of between 7500 watts and 15000 watts will be able to power most homes. For more information about sizing generators for whole-house use, it is best to consult a generator expert.
The life expectancy of a standby generator will depend on the make and model and how often it is maintained. Generally speaking, they can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years with proper care and maintenance. They typically come with a warranty that covers any major issues that may arise during this period.