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running with a Generac home standby generator.

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Generac Home Standby Generator

Learn how a Generac home backup generator protects your home when the power goes out

Learn the difference between portable and standby generators

Portable Generator

Portable Generators

Power output: 3,000 to 8,500 watts
Price range: $400 to $1,500
Fuel needs: 12 to 20 gallons of gasoline per day

  • Portable generators are cheaper to buy and install than home standby models.
  • When connected to your home's circuit-breaker panel with a transfer switch, they can power almost as much as a home standby generator.
  • They have built-in outlets for directly connecting suitable extension cords if you haven't installed a transfer switch.
  • You'll need to wheel your generator out of storage, connect it to your transfer switch, and fire it up each time you experience an outage.
  • Portable models also require you to store large quantities of gasoline, mixed with fuel stabilizer, to get through a prolonged outage.
  • They tend to be noisier and have lower output than home standby models.
 Generac Standby Generator

Standby Generators

Power output: 8,000 to 20,000 watts
Price range: $4,000 to $8,000
Fuel needs: 13 to 48 gallons of liquid propane or natural gas per day

  • Home standby generators are largely worry-free.
  • They're typically sized to power an entire house in the event of an outage, and they come on automatically.
  • They can run for days or weeks without refueling, they tend to be very quiet, and you don't need to fuss with weather covers.
  • Home standby generators are pricier to buy, and installation costs can range from a few thousand dollars to $10,000 or more.

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