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Generators

Need Help Choosing the right generator?

When it comes to choosing a home standby generator, you have a ton of options. In our Battle of the Standby Generator Guide, we’re taking a look at three of the top brands of home generators, comparing similar models side-by-side to help you find a partial or full-home generator for your needs.

 

No More Lights Out

BREAKING NEWS: Another hurricane. As a Florida resident, this comes as no surprise.

Even if it’s not a full blown hurricane, storms touch down on our coastline state quite often. Fallen branches cut power lines, speedy drivers hydroplane into poles— and suddenly— your power’s out. Again.

Regardless of if it’s your home or your business, as a SWFL resident, you need a generator for everyday reassurance.

What’s unclear is fine details. You’re unsure of how much voltage your space requires, if you should get a generator that runs on natural gas or propane or what the best brands are for the best price.

Or, maybe you’re here for maintenance. If your generator is huffing, rattling or not firing up come storm time, you’re in the dark. Both literally and figuratively!
 
You’ve got questions, our electricians have solutions.

 

Your Friendly Neighborhood KOHLER, Generac, & Cummins Dealers

Don’t waste your time researching dozens of brands of generators. Some big names stand apart for their superior reviews and performance— such as our favorite manufacturers: Generac and KOHLER.

These brands are our preferred providers for their years of reliability and praise, and we’re ready to turn you into a believer.

Here at Southwest Florida Electric, we’re proud to be fully authorized Generac and KOHLER service dealers. Meaning, we not only sell these trusted brands, but we are certified to assist you with servicing them— from replacing an old part to a routine check-up.

You get a generator from us, we’re going to make sure it’s ready when you need the most. That’s a promise.

 

Our Generator Services

We serve the greater Fort Myers and Naples areas and all of Lee County— and no job is too big or too small.

Our certified electricians specialize in all things generator, including installation and repair of both residential and commercial power supplies.

Standby or portable. Partial-home or office-wide power. Electric or gas. You name it, we’ve got you covered.

Still not convinced? Explore what makes our team at SWFL Electric different than any other generator supplier or fixer-upper in southwest Florida.

Need help choosing or fixing a generator? Fill out the form below or give us a call at (239) 745-5020. We’ll make sure your power stays on, for 24/7 preparation.

 

Specialized in all forms of generator installation, including:

  • Electric Generators
  • Gas Generators
  • Home Generators
  • Standby Generators
  • Automatic Power Generators
  • Emergency Back-Up Batteries
  • Whole-Home Generators
  • Partial Home Generators
  • Commercial Generators

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What brand is best?

A: Sometimes, the brand of generator you choose just comes down to a personal preference based on the engine, the appearance of the generator itself, what size you need based on your housing situation, and ultimately, your familiarity with the brand. We are factory authorized for Generac, Kohler, and Cummins, all of which have their own merits.

 

Q: How long does installation take?

A: Every installation is different. There are so many factors involved, such as HOA approval, permitting, utility company availability. Right now, in particular, product availability is a large factor. 

 

Q: Do you offer maintenance contracts?

A: Absolutely!

 

Q: For propane generators, how long will a tank of gas last? How long will my generator run after a storm?

A: This depends on size, but on average, an air-cooled generator will run for 5 days or so on a full 500-gallon tank.

 

Q: Can you turn your generator off during a storm?

A: Yes, but you need to follow this specific procedure to ensure this is completed safely:

  1. Go to the main electrical panel and shut off all individual breakers to reduce the load on the generator. Let it run for 3-5 minutes to allow the motor to cool off. 
  2. Once the motor is cool, open the generator and locate the Auto / On / Off button and switch the generator to Off.
  3. Check fluids and gas to see if you'd like to make any adjustments.
  4. Turn generator back On and close all compartments you had opened. Turn the Auto / On / Off button back to Auto. If you still do not have utility power, your generator will turn on.
  5. Once generator is running, go back to your main electrical panel and switch all individual breakers back on.

 

Q: How do you add oil to your generator during an outage?

A: Follow this specific procedure to ensure this is completed safely: 

  1. Go to the main electrical panel and shut off all individual breakers to reduce the load on the generator. Let it run for 3-5 minutes to allow the motor to cool off. 
  2. Once the motor is cool, open the generator and locate the Auto / On / Off button and switch the generator to Off.
  3. Locate the oil dipstick and pull it out to wipe it off with a clean towel.
  4. Put the dipstick back into the oil for 2-3 seconds and pull it back out, keeping the end towards the ground, to locate the oil level. 
  5. With the generator manufacturer's recommended oil brand, add oil as needed. Once full, place dipstick back in. 
  6. Close all compartments you had opened. Turn the Auto / On / Off button back to Auto. If you still do not have utility power, your generator will turn on.
  7. Once generator is running, go back to your main electrical panel and switch all individual breakers back on.

Do you have questions about the size or type of generator you need? Or pricing and installation costs? Then fill out this form, we will contact you and help you choose the right solutions for your needs.

Call Us: (239)-745-5020

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