Generators

Protect your home or business with the 24/7 backup power protection that a generator offers. Shop online or visit us in-store where a specially trained Associate is waiting to help you.

Protect Your Home

When you schedule an in-home visit, your installer will advise you on the right unit for your home. Installation will include everything from start to finish, including installation of a rock or gravel base, levelling site for generator placement, and installation of a composite mounting pad.

Benefits of a Generator

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    Backup Emergency Power

    The most obvious benefit of a generator is having backup power available in an emergency. If the power goes out for any reason, you'll be unaffected because the generator will kick in automatically. This is a great option for those who can be greatly affected by a loss in power, such as the elderly or disabled.
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    Home Protection

    When you lose power to your home, there can be dangerous voltage fluctuations and surges when it returns. A generator prevents this by powering certain appliances or your whole home then turning off automatically when power returns, with a delay when it transfers back to keep your home safe.
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    Seamless Transition of Living

    When the power suddenly goes out, you won't have to worry about basic essentials like heating or cooling, as they'll carry on when the generator automatically kicks in. Even for non-essential needs, like charging smartphones or watching television, a generator helps keep your standard of living smooth when you switch from one source of power to another.
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    Thousands of Dollars Saved

    Although there is an upfront cost associated with buying and installing a generator, it can easily pay for itself many times over. The costs of replacing spoiled food, paying to stay in a hotel, repairing the basement after a sump pump failure, fixing pipes that have frozen and burst, and more can easily add up, but a generator prevents those costly bills. Check with your insurance company to see if you can reduce your premiums by having a generator installed.

Choosing the Right Generator for Your Power Needs

When selecting a generator, there are several important features to consider:

  • Wattage: The size of the generator depends on your power requirements. Generally, a higher-wattage generator lets you power more items at once.
  • Run Time: Most people don't run a generator at full load all the time, so run time is often quoted at an average fraction of load — keep this in mind when determining your required run time.
  • Outlets: The number of outlets available on the generator affects the number of items you can power at the same time.
  • Note: Power on generators is measured in circuits, which varies between models. Always consult a licensed electrician before doing any calculations.


    Generator Safety Tips

  • Follow the owner's manual for safe operating.
  • Only run the generator in an open, airy area to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Keep children and pets away from the generator.
  • Inspect your generator regularly and only get parts from an authorized dealer.
  • Check and follow all municipal, provincial, and federal regulations to ensure your generator is properly ground.
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