A whole-home generator, also known as a standby or automatic generator, is a backup power solution that provides several benefits for homeowners.

Here are some of the key advantages of the whole-home generator:

Continuous Power Supply:

One of the main benefits of a whole-home generator is that it can provide an uninterrupted power supply during electrical outages. This is particularly important for households that rely on electricity for various critical functions, such as medical equipment, refrigeration, heating, cooling, and security systems. With a whole home generator, you can maintain normalcy during power disruptions.


When a power outage occurs, the generator senses it and kicks in within seconds, ensuring that you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up a temporary power source such as a portable generator or going without power all together. Take a look at the video, link at the bottom of this article, to understand more on how the whole-home generator works.

Protects Appliances and Electronics:

Power surges and fluctuations that often occur when power is restored after an outage can damage sensitive electronic devices and appliances. A whole-home generator provides stable and consistent power, reducing the risk of damage to expensive equipment.

Preserve Food:

Power outages can lead to the spoilage of perishable foods in refrigerators and freezers. A whole home generator ensures that your appliances remain functional, preventing food wastage and the associated costs.

Home Value:

Installing a whole home generator can potentially increase the value of your property. Buyers often see backup power solutions as desirable features, especially in regions prone to frequent power outages due to weather events or other factors.

Comfort and Safety:

During extreme weather conditions, power outages can compromise the comfort and safety of your home. With a whole home generator, you can keep heating or cooling systems operational, maintaining a comfortable indoor environment for your family.

Business Continuity:

If you work from home or run a home-based business, a whole home generator can help you maintain essential operations even during power disruptions, reducing potential income loss.

Saves Time and Effort:

Portable generators require manual setup, refueling, and storage. Whole home generators eliminate the need for these tasks, saving you time and effort, especially during emergency situations.

Reduced Insurance Premiums:

Some insurance companies offer discounts on homeowners’ insurance policies for properties equipped with whole home generators. This is because backup power systems can reduce the likelihood of damage resulting from power-related incidents.

Peace of Mind:

Knowing that you have a reliable backup power source provides peace of mind, especially in areas prone to frequent power outages. You can rest assured that your home and your family’s needs are protected even when the grid fails.

Overall, a whole-home generator offers convenience, protection, and peace of mind in the face of unexpected power interruptions, making it a valuable investment for homeowners seeking to ensure the safety, comfort, and functionality of their households.

Learn more about generators in general at our Generator page.
Click on this link to watch a video on how the Generac Whole-home Generator works.

Reach out to our Certified Generac Generator technicians at GB Electrical Services for more information about generator installation or service. We are available to assist you in any electrical need by calling us direct at (980) 500 -2378.

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