Installing a Whole House Standby Generator for Your Home

By: Danny Lipford
Generac standby generator in yard next to house.

Generac Guardian whole house standby generator.

To prevent extreme weather from disrupting electrical power to your home, many homeowners install a whole house backup generator.

Whole house generators are wired into your home’s electrical system to take over automatically when there is a power outage. Since whole house generators run on natural gas or propane, they require no maintenance from homeowners in the event of an emergency.



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  • Craig Says:
    May 9th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I am trying to sell a “whole house” Quite Sourece Generac generator. Only 75 hours on it, 3.5 years old. Like new. Used as automatic back up power. I put it on Crags list, but do you have other suggestions?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance for any advice yo can give me.

    God bless!

  • gary grizzle Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Kenneth l presgraves
    Generac now has available a generator designed for being the primary source of electrical power. Go to, and you can contact me from their website if you type in zip 60477.

  • kenneth l presgraves Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I am buying land out of power range,iI would like a generator that can run my house full time

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