How Does a Home Backup Generator Work?

A Generac home backup generator senses a power outage, turns on automatically, and delivers backup power to your home. It will run until utility power returns - whether that's two hours or two weeks.

1 Utility Power Is Lost

Perhaps it's a storm. Maybe it's an equipment failure. In any case, the electricity you depend on is suddenly gone.

2 Your Generac Generator Senses A Problem

Within seconds, your generator prepares to restore your home's power.

3 The Generator Turns On Automatically - Whether You’re Home Or Away

Within a few seconds, it is up to speed and generating electricity.

4 Your Electricity Is Restored

The automatic transfer switch sends generator power to your home. And it will continue until utility power returns.

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I called Midwest Equipment to get information on Generac standby generators. Their salesman was very helpful and I scheduled an in-home visit right away. Loren arrived on the scheduled day and time and proceeded to assess our needs. Immediately afterwards, we were given a written quote for the complete installation. We scheduled the install and the Midwest team was prompt in arriving, professional with the install process and knowledgeable with the product. Just 8 days after the generator was installed, our area was hit with heavy rains for several days and our power was out numerous times. BUT OUR SUMP PUMP NEVER FAILED! I was a hero in my wifes eyes. I do reccommend Midwest Equipment and Generac. Thanks! J. Dixon, Dunlap, Il

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