Portable vs. Standby
Your well-being depends on it!
Many customers have questions about the difference between a Home Standby or Portable Generator, and which solution is right for them. The option you choose will depend on several factors, including your power requirements.
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- Great for emergency power at home.
- Power in remote locations where utility power is not available (camping, boating & job sites).
- Portable generators run on either gasoline or propane.
- Built in outlets ranging between 120 to 240 volts
- Portable generators need someone to start them manually with either, a pull cord or electronic starter.
- Generally used to power appliances and sump pumps.
- Not designed to power up sensitive electronics.
- Designed to run for several hours at a time, not for extended periods.
- Great for powering appliances.
- Permanently wired into your homes electrical panel
- Standby Generators sense power outages within seconds.
- Designed to run either part of, or your whole home.
- Safe for sensitive electronics.
- No action required by you when the power goes out.
- Safely isolates utility power by means of a transfer switch.
- Connected to your homes Natural Gas or Propane supply. No need to refuel repeatedly.
- Automatically run a weekly test, on a day and time of your choice, to ensure your generator is functioning properly for when you need it.
If you would like more information, or to receive your FREE In-Home Estimate for a Generac Generator, contact us, or call (732)249-1359.
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