Home Generators Made Easy.
Just scroll down the page to get all the info you need — in helpful, bite-size pieces.
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.
During an outage, your food is the first thing to go. That’s a lot of hard-earned cash out the window. Good news though: we love your groceries as much as you do.
TV, tablet, computer. These things keep you connected to the world and what you love to do. We keep them powered and protected from erratic power surges.
Whether it's the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, your HVAC is what keeps your family comfy and your home protected. And when your HVAC's happy, everybody's happy.
LightsLet there be light. That’s our philosophy anyway. Come hurricane, hail or ice storm, your home will still be sunny inside.
Running water is a big deal—you need it for drinking, cleaning and flushing. On the other hand, if it’s running into your basement that’s another kind of big deal—really big. If your home depends on well water or a sump pump, we keep everything working as it should. That means faucets, toilets, showers, washing machine, sump pump and more.
- 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
- 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
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?
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.