Solar and batteries will not work for all homes.

Lets say you live under a grove of trees and you would never, in a million years cut them down. Then a backup generator is for you! Without solar you cannot charge the battery if the grid goes down, so you need another solution to power your home in the event of an outage. Backup generators come in many different sizes, and 3 fuel types; Diesel, natural gas, liquid propane. 

Choosing the size that is right for you depends on what you want out of the generator. Do you want to back up just the essential loads like the refrigerator, some lights, and a well pump? Do you want the entire home backed up, and continue life like the power never went out at all? These are the type of questions one of our energy pros will ask when you schedule your free at home consultation. After a survey of the home, we can determine exactly what you will need to achieve your goals, and what the cost will be. Don‘t worry, we have hassle free, $0 down loans with low interest rates.

How Generac home back up works

Remote monitoring for back up generators

Mobile link for generac installed by sunstor

The next generation of generators

Guardian Series air cooled generators with Wi-Fi™ and Free Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring System.  With this, you can access your generator 24/7, whether at home or away.  Have peace of mind, security, and satisfaction. 

  • Know when your generator runs
  • Monitor the service intervals so necessary maintenance gets done
  • Connect with a dealer for service needs

generac generator app

Mobile Link™ remote monitoring lets you get and share information about your home standby generator no matter where you are, using your computer, smart phone, or mobile device.

  • View your generator’s status and maintenance needs
  • Set its exercise schedule
  • Review its running and maintenance history
  • And get notified of status changes

How mobile link works

Remote monitoring without an app

generac generator monitoring

Don’t have a cell phone or computer that works with the app? No worries, you can still remotely monitor. No need to go outside during inclement weather to check your generator's status. Completely wireless and battery powered, Generac's Wireless Monitor provides you with instant status information without ever leaving the house. With a compact design you can place anywhere.

Basic features include:

  • Red, yellow and green status indicator lights with Buzzer function to alert owners when the generator needs attention
  • Audio alert when battery is low
  • Compact sleek design and magnetic backed for refrigerator mounting
  • 600-foot line of sight communication

Propane tank fuel level monitor

propane tank monitor

A critical part of maintaining your generator is making sure there is enough fuel to get you through the unexpected power outages when utility power is lost. With a wireless LP Fuel Level Monitor* to measure the amount of LP fuel remaining in your tank. The Tank Utility app alerts the user for both remaining LP fuel levels and usage reports, offering the ultimate peace of mind.

Basic features include:

  • 10 minute self install
  • Magnetic back for direct tank mounting
  • iOS or Android app
  • Trending and historical usage info
  • Status lights; fuel monitoring with alerts
  • Usage reports to monitor monthly LP use
  • Rated for harsh environments (-40°F - 140°F)

Diesel vs Gas


generac diesl generator


  • Diesel generators require less maintenance, resulting in a lower maintenance cost
  • The generators are sturdy, reliable and have a long lifespan
  • They are typically smaller in size when comparing similar capabilities of gas generators
  • Diesel generators are ideal for mobile, portable or rental applications in addition to stand-by power sources
  • They are fuel efficient when compared to the same volume of gas needed in gas generators
  • The generators are safer; the fuel is less flammable and less explosive
  • Tier 4 generators emit less particulate matter and nitrogen oxides compared to previous models


  • Cost is affected by the fluctuations in diesel fuel prices
  • Diesel generators tend to cost more due to Tier 4 regulations
  • Diesel generators are louder than their gas counterparts
  • Diesel fuel is not readily available on hand, instead stores of fuel must be kept or procured to run the generator


generac gas generator


  • Natural gas generators are usually connected to a gas line, creating an on hand, readily-available fuel source
  • The generators are great for prime power applications because of the consistent fuel source
  • They cost less to build and natural gas generators typically cost less for longer periods of time than diesel fuel
  • Natural gas is cleaner with less emissions than most other fossil fuels
  • The generators do not have the pungent odor associated with the burning of diesel fuel


  • Natural gas generators require more maintenance, resulting in higher maintenance costs and more downtime
  • The generators have a shorter lifespan
  • They are larger and take up more space compared to the diesel counterparts
  • Natural disasters can disrupt natural gas flow
  • Natural gas is explosive; fire hazards can occur should a pipeline burst
  • Despite being a relatively clean fuel source, natural gas emits more carbon dioxide than diesel

Cost of generator plus installation

How much will your generator cost?

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