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.
Generac’s Guardian® Series kicks in within seconds of determining power loss—automatically—and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns.
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.
First of all, Mike spent a lot of time explaining our options after he saw our house and its set-up. He had no problem reworking the estimates on a couple of different systems. Mike did not try to push the most costly set-up either. He pointed out that in an emergency situation we really did not need to have everything tied in and then proceeded to identify the key elements which we might include. We were given an initial waiting time which we were happy with, but, a unit became available sooner and Essential Power Systems gave us a call to see if they could do the install the next day. They arrived on time and each member of the work crew set upon their individual tasks in an efficient, and professional manner. The workers were courteous and affable. They did not mind questions about their specific duties and were open to friendly conversation. They did not mind our dog, and our dog accepted them easily. Our grandchildren were also visiting at the time, and the men glad to let them see what they were doing. these guys have obviously worked together for some time. It was as if the installation process had been choreographed. They were considerate of the landscaping near the install. When the install was finished they performed a check with the generator running to verify each of the circuits connected were as expected. Then they gave us initial instructions for the operation of the generator. I would also like to add that I had a number of questions both before and after the install. The staff at Essential Power were always able to answer my queries, and were prompt whenever a call-back was required. I can't imagine why anyone in the service area for Essential Power Systems would go anywhere else. Product, Price, Performance, and Service, they have it all. Wappingers Falls
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