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.
The Generac EcoGen series is the solution for homeowners that are off the grid and provides automatic backup power for users that rely on alternative energy system, like wind or solar power.
Generac’s Guardian® Series kicks in within seconds of determining power loss—automatically—and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns.
The pre-packaged Protector™ Series backup generators run on diesel fuel, and are more cost-effective than many competitive diesel-fueled generators.
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.
Bruce Angeloszek, the owner of CT Electrical Services, was the second business we contacted about installing a backup generator for our home. Our research had provided us with a general idea of what this project would entail and what the cost would be. After our first meeting with Bruce we were convinced that he was the contractor for our project. He personally represented his business and was able to answer all of our questions. Bruce stood shoulders above his competition, so we signed a contract with him. During his first onsite visit to our home, Bruce took the time to discuss and assess the needs of our project, outlining the most complex aspects of what installing the generator would entail, and forecasting a reasonable timeframe for total project completion - always focusing on a quality result. He managed all aspects of the project including electrical and plumbing, as well as the permit and inspection requirements. Certainly, this was not an overnight project. It involved many steps and the coordination of personnel to bring it to conclusion. Bruce personally managed all communications – contracts, emails, securing permits, phone calls, updates, etc. He was onsite the entire day the electrical work was done. Such an admirable work ethic! Bruce made it clear that he does not cut corners. He builds to the highest level of the code, something he is passionate about. He also informed us that he attends regular update/training sessions conducted by Generac professionals. He is generous with his knowledge and enjoys sharing. As the winter approaches, we feel confident that the installation of the Generac generator will provide uninterrupted comfort for our home. Bruce is an ethical and meticulous business person and an excellent electrician. We recommend him highly. Deciding on Bruce Angeloszek to install our generator was the right decision. Walter & Judith of Stamford, Connecticut December 2016 Walter & Judith of Stamford, Connecticut December 2016
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