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+ GENERAC 22KW GENERATOR The 22kW has a five-year limited warranty. True Power Technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances. Generac generators and engines are engineered and built in the USA. Generac’s G-Force Engine is a purpose-built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that’s more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine. The RhinoCoat powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions. Generac’s Evolution Controller features a multilingual LCD display that allows users to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure the generator is always in top operating condition. Mobile Link Remote Monitoring allows users to monitor the status of the generator from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet, or PC.
+ KOHLER 48KW GENERATOR When the power goes out during a bad storm or power failure, the 48 kW KOHLER generator with industrial-grade engine keeps the home or business –from central air to sump pump to personal computers –up and running. In just 10 seconds, the KOHLER generator automatically restores power, delivering steady, high-quality power that protects electronics from damage related to low-quality power sources. Protected with a five-year, 2,000-hour warranty. Powered by General Motors industrial-grade engine with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments; operation speed 1800 rpm. Compatible with optional OnCue Plus and OnCue Plus Wireless Generator Management Systems, and Programmable Interface Module (PIM). RDC2 controller designed for today’s sophisticated electronics manages both the generator set and Model RXT transfer switch functions. Corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure is standard. Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between natural gas and LPG in the field.

One of the most important tools to have in place is a backup generator. There are plenty of options available in the market, but here are two companies that are both rated well by Consumer Reports.