GENERAC GENERATOR FAQ'S
Below are some of our highly asked questions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call at (850) 661-0194,
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WHO IS GENERAC?
Since 1959, Generac has been designing and manufacturing backup power generators for residential, commercial and industrial applications. We have grown to be the world’s largest provider of residential backup generators, selling five times as many generators as all of our competitors combined. Generac’s broad product line is available through the industry’s largest network of independent generator dealers, retailers and wholesalers.
WHAT IS AN AUTOMATIC BACKUP GENERATOR?
An automatic backup generator is a back up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit.
WHY SHOULD I BUY AN AUTOMATIC BACKUP GENERATOR INSTEAD OF A PORTABLE?
During a utility power outage, an automatic backup generator provides numerous advantages over a portable generator:
CAN I INSTALL THE GENERATOR MYSELF?
As an option, Generac offers the Guardian Series systems prepackaged and pre-wired with comprehensive installation instructions. You could perform the simpler site
preparation steps and have a professional make the electrical panel and fuel connections, or you could complete the entire installation yourself.
However, for safety reasons and to ensure adherence to all local, state and national electrical codes, particularly for non pre-wired or larger systems, Generac recommends you use us, an authorized Generac dealer or licensed contractor.
DO THE GENERATORS HAVE TO BE MAINTAINED?
All generators require periodic maintenance, such as oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for years of reliable service. Scheduled maintenance kits
are available and many Generac authorized dealers offer annual maintenance contracts for a worry-free ownership experience. We recommend you have your unit serviced every 6 months by an
authorized independent service dealer. Refer to the owner’s manual for routine maintenance procedures and schedules.