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Standby Residential Generators

Small Standby - Up to 20kW - Air Cooled

Small Size
Single Phase
Up to 20kW

Small Standby Residential Generators
Generator Only
Small Size
Single Phase
Up to 20kW

Small Standby Residential Generators - Air Cooled with automatic transfer switch(ATS)
Generator with
Automatic Transfer
Switch (ATS)
Small Size
Single Phase
Up to 20kW

Small Standby Residential Generators - Air Cooled with Load Center Package
Generator with
Load Center

Medium Standby - 21 to 50kW - Liquid Cooled

Medium Standby
Single Phase
21 to 50kW

Generac Guardian Liquid Cooled Single Phase Standby Residential Generators
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Standby Residential Generators - Keep Your Power On and Your Family Safe

According to research gathered by the University of Minnesota in 2010, power blackouts have increased 124 percent in the United States of America. That was a jump from 41 blackouts between 1991-1995 to 92 blackouts between 2001-2005. Many experts are calling for the introduction of a smart power grid that can dynamically handle the load communities put on their local systems. Until that time, however, are you prepared to handle the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter while sitting in the dark waiting for the power to go back online?

Although man-made drains on the power grid can cause it to fail, natural disasters also contribute to the uncertainty of steady power for your home. Tornados, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, and earth quakes can strike randomly. Even something as small scale as a car accident can strike out power in your area for hours or days. Many families have taken to installing standby residential generators in their homes to step up when the power grid goes down, providing comfort and safety for their loved ones.
Standby Residential Generators

Choosing a standby residential generators that is right for your home takes a little bit of research before leaping in. Is your electricity single ppahse or 3-phase? How much square footage do you need to service? Having your power backup requirements checked by an electrician is highly recommended. You'll find that motors are usually factory-outfitted to utilize either liquid petroleum (LP), natural gas (NG), or diesel fuel. You'll need to know which fuel type you will be using before selecting the generator right for you.

Other things to consider are how your generator will fit in with your neighborhood, as well as how much space you have to work with in your side or back yard. An engine with low RPMs and a low-maintenance rust-proof aluminum exterior would be perfect for urban or residential use. A 10kW generator can power a small home or business of 1200 to 1600 square feet. A 27 kW unit could power small and medium sized homes easily, as well as large homes of 5600 to 7400 square feet. 130kW 3-phase units are usually good for restaurants or small warehouses of 7500 to 8000 square feet, but can also be used to meet the needs of residential compounds with two or more buildings or an even extra-large home sized 26500 to 34500 square feet. Your electrician can help you better decide which standby residential generator is the best choice for your needs.

Aside from power requirements, you will find backup power engines made by Generac, Winco, and Winpower, for example, offer other features that help you select the best engine for the job. Climate protection provides greater stability during adverse weather conditions, a very important feature in wet environments. Sound insulation is another feature that could be a deciding factor for which engine you place in your neighborhood. Non-rusting aluminum housings provide maintenance free upkeep. Rubber-mounted engines provide vibration control, which helps with noise control. Even features such as rotating-field brushless alternators, electronic governors, liquid cooling, and cast iron heads all add to the premium quality of your unit, providing reliability you can trust for your family's safety and comfort when disaster strikes.

Preparing for disaster can be overwhelming. You often don't know what you will need until you need it, but steady power is something you can rest assured is important. Heat during the Winter and air conditioning during the Summer are not necessarily creature comforts. Your family's health is important. And so isn't reliable power. Consider budgeting a standby residential generator for your family today.
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T-Rex Generators distributes products from many different standby and portable generator manufacturers at substantially discounted prices. These represented companies include: Asco automatic transfer switches, Briggs & Stratton generators, Winco generators, Generac Generators, GenTran transfer switches, Reliance Controls Transfer Switches, and Zenith automatic transfer switches. T-Rex also carries Honda powered generators which have the same time-tested Honda engines as the substantially more expensive Honda generator brand units.