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Home Generators Made Easy.

Really Easy.

Just scroll down the page to get all the info you need — in helpful, bite-size pieces.

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What's a home generator?

A standby home generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically — whether you’re home or away. All within seconds of a power outage.

Plus home generators run on propane or natural gas, so there’s no refueling.

Power It All

KOHLER generators can power your entire home. Take a look.

A single home is powered by a KOHLER generator in a neighborhood without power

Portable or Home Generators

When it comes to backup power, you have two choices.

Here’s the scoop:

KOHLER portable generator

Portable

  • Designed for job sites, camping, tailgating and other mobile activities
  • Powers individual items, like plug-in appliances and lamps with extension cords
  • Runs on gasoline or diesel

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A 20 kW KOHLER generator

Home

  • Ideal for backing up your home
  • Automatically starts and restores power in seconds — whether you’re home or away
  • Powers your home, including critical hard-wired systems like AC, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large appliances
  • No refueling — runs on your home’s natural or LP gas
  • Delivers high-quality power — won’t harm your electronics

The amount and severity of these outages has spiked dramatically over the past decade, causing physical, emotional and economic hardship for many Americans.

Power up to keep costs down.

Severe weather is the single leading cause of power outages in the United States. The amount and severity of these outages has spiked dramatically over the past decade, causing physical, emotional and economic hardship for many Americans. Here is a look at the cost of power outages in the U.S., as well as some helpful tips on how to protect your home and family during the next big outage.

What Does a Power Outage Cost
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A beautiful floridian home is powered during a storm by a KOHLER generator

How it works

Good news: when the power goes out, you won’t lift a finger. Home improvement expert Ed Del Grande shows you how.

What’s a transfer switch?

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What’s an automatic transfer switch? (aka ATS)

Meet the brains behind your home generator system. The ATS is always monitoring your home’s power.

During an outage, it automatically transfers power from the utility to your generator. And when utility power is restored, the ATS turns off your generator and returns your home’s power to the utility grid. Pretty great, huh?

KOHLER automatic transfer switch
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How much is this going to cost?

A home generator plus installation typically starts under $6,000. However, the total cost will vary based on your power and installation needs.

When shopping standby home generators, your checklist should include generator size, costs, permits and installation. But don’t worry. Your KOHLER dealer will handle all the details, so you don’t have to.

Find your perfect size.

We’ll take you step-by-step through the generator sizing process. And when you’re done, you’ll get a good estimate of the right generator for your home.

Finding your perfect size.

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