Generac Standby Generators: Affordable And Reliable


During a power outage, it is important to keep your essentials running in a safe way and without a hassle. This is only possible if you install an automatic standby generator. It can save you from financial losses and allow you to keep the security system running during storms and hurricanes.

Storms bring down power lines and electric supply to thousands and millions of homes is lost for days and in some cases weeks. The risk of leaving home during the storm is very high so all people that want to ride it out buy a generator to stay safe indoors. All types of generators can be bought online without a problem. You can choose from the gas, diesel or the gasoline generators to meet your backup needs. Now you can choose to run the essentials or the whole house in the event of a power failure. Many models come with the automatic transfer switch which makes for a seamless transfer of power from the grid power supply to the generator

These days you can find models that serve as a smart investment. Not only do they have self-diagnostics capabilities, but they also have features that help with fuel savings. The modern models come with safety features that increase the lifeline of the device. Using the natural gas generator eliminates the need to rehash the fuel. All you do is attach it to the kitchen gas supply line to get an unlimited amount of fuel for your unit. These days, the Generac models are the top pick due to their useful features and affordability. You will get better value for your money when you invest in Generac standby generators.

Generac 7043 Guardian Series is the most popular generator on the market these days. It is an air-cooled model that comes with a 200 Amp transfer switch. This dual-fuel generator is housed in an aluminum enclosure that has the RhinoCoat powder-coated finish for durability. Generac 7043 is powered by a G-Force engine that runs on LP and natural gas. On LP it generates 22kW of power and on natural gas 19.5kW. The transfer switch is NEMA 3 indoor/outdoor rated while the rated voltage is 240 Volts. The model runs quietly at only 67 dB which makes it an ideal choice for installation at home. With less than 5% total harmonic distortion it is very safe for use with the sensitive appliances and devices we use daily. The weather-resistant enclosure has 3 removable side panels to make maintenance and repairs easier and quicker. You can run a 5-ton air conditioner with all your home appliances for as long as it takes for the grid power to return. This model features a multilingual LCD so you can monitor the battery and learn when the next routine maintenance is due. Users can check on the performance of the unit from remote locations. Mobile Link Remote Monitoring System can be used with laptops, PCs, tablets, and cell phones to keep connected to the generator 24/7.

Generac 7043 Guardian Series is a 22kW model that runs your entire house. The most popular generator in the lower capacity is the Generac 7033 Guardian Series 11kW/10kW. This is also an air-cooled model that comes with a whole house 200 Amp transfer switch. Like the 7043 the 7033 also runs on two types of fuel, LP and natural gas. The transfer switch is NEMA 3 indoor/outdoor rated as well and the rated voltage is 240 Volts. It runs more quietly than Generac 7043 at only 64dB. With a total harmonic distortion of less than 5%, it is a neighborhood friendly model. The 7033 is backed by a 5-year limited warranty. Users can monitor the generator status from laptops, PCs, cell phones, or tablets.

While Generac 7043 Guardian Series is ideal for larger homes the Generac 7033 is perfect for smaller houses. On LP it generates 11kW while on natural gas it produces 10kW. Guardian Series is known for its useful features such as powerful G-force engines, multilingual LCD, RhinoCoat powder-coated finish, and remote monitoring using the Mobile Link and Generac 7033 offers the same. Those who want to run fewer appliances during the power outage do well with this model. It is budget-friendly and is also lighter than the 7043. The dimensions are the same as of 7043. The model has a quiet self-test mode so you can always be sure your generator will be ready when you need it the most.

All Generac standby generators have online monitoring possibilities. As for maintenance reminders, the system sends out text alerts to user’s cell phones. This allows you to keep your generator in tip-top condition without a hassle. Generac standby generators are also ideal for shops and offices due to their reliability and low cost. The dealer network is very large, and you will have no problems in finding the right spare parts and accessories you need to get high performance from your unit.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont is a senior reporter on the Guardian's Global Development desk. He has reported extensively from conflict zones including Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and is the author of The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict. Email: