As a southwest Florida homeowner, if you don’t already have a backup generator, you’re most likely in the market for one. Most people can’t afford to go hours--sometimes days--without power every time a storm hits. If you aren’t sold on a particular brand, let us tell you why we think Generac is the best choice for your home.
Believed to be the largest maker of home standby generators since 1959, Generac has built a solid reputation with their top-quality, powerful generators. Their industrial models have been trusted to power schools, hospitals, data centers, gas stations, grocers, hotels, and restaurants, but let’s find out why they’re the top choice for homeowners as well.
Powerful Engines and Range of Options
Whether you’re looking for a permanently installed backup generator for your southwest Florida home, or a portable generator to fit within your budget, Generac has a generator to suit your needs. Their permanent standby generators range from 6KW to 50KW, while the portable models start you out at a modest 800W. The powerful engines are worth noting, as Champion’s largest home standby unit produces a max of only 12.5KW, and Honda’s range reaches a max of just 10KW, compared to the Generac’s 50KW.
The powerful OHVI engine can run three to four times longer than other leading generator brands, like Kohler and Champion.
Not sure what your home needs? Generac features a sizing calculator on their website to help you choose the generator that will provide the best energy solution for your home.
Easy Maintenance and Eco-Friendly
Since a standby generator is an appliance you depend on in an emergency, you want to be sure your generator is always in tip-top shape. Fortunately, Generac generators are easy to maintain. Each unit will perform weekly self-diagnostic tests, helping you catch issues before they become costly repair situations. Every Generac model also comes with the company’s patented Quiet Test function, which means the generators’ self tests will conduct without disturbing the whole neighborhood!
If your Generac generator’s diagnostic test shows an issue, or you find you require service for your standby unit, Southwest Florida Electric can send an expert technician to your Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or surrounding area home! You home backup generator is an important investment, and we will treat it as such.
Designed to consume less fuel and emit fewer emissions, Generac generators are also environmentally friendly. The gensets are also less intrusive than those of other generator brands, helping Generac become the only generator brand to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
The Generac generator G-Flex technology is a big contributor to its fuel efficiency. According to Rural Living Today, this feature allows the engine to run only as fast as necessary, depending on the electric load demand. This feature is what helps to set the Generac gensets apart from competitor brands, which run at constant speeds regardless of the actual power demand. The throttle control is also why Generac generators run more quietly than other standby units produced by competitor brands.
Generac generators also boast the following safety features:
- Galvanneal steel with RhinoCoat outer layer to prolong the engine life
- Low-fuel auto shut off function
- Emergency circuit breakers to protect against overloading
As the lightning capital of the world, southwest Florida residents are most in need of a standby generator. Whether you live in Naples, Fort Myers, or Cape Coral, you deserve the peace of mind a Generac backup home generator can provide.