Tired of Losing Power During Michigan Storms? Here Are the Top 5 Generators
Michigan sure has its share of power outages and if you are tired of it, here's a list of the top 5 generators that will run your whole house.
Michigan Ice Storms
Does your front yard look like the above photo? I know ice storms can get way worse than that especially when your power goes out too. I grew up in Michigan and only remember a few ice storms but it seems they happen more and more not to mention wind storms and electrical storms giving many residents a few times a year without power.
Ice storms can be pretty when the trees are all iced up and the sun is shining but when you have to clean up all the fallen debris not to mention try and keep your family warm and your food from spoiling it is no fun at all. A whole home generator can change all of that, well except for picking up fallen trees.
Top 5 Whole House Generators
1. Generac Guardian 24,000 Watt Whole House Generator
This is my dream to own this bad boy someday. If your power goes out, the Guardian is so powerful it can run your air conditioner during the summer and give you access to every light, appliance, furnace, and anything your family would need to keep every day...well...same as usual. It's a hefty sticker price but it's the ultimate at 24,000 watts of power. There are several Generac models to choose from to fit your needs and budget.
2. Briggs & Stratton 12,000-Watt Automatic Air Cooled Standby Generator
The Briggs & Stratton 12,000-watt generator will also run your air conditioner in the summer and your furnace in the winter. This one is by far less expensive than the Generac and will still power anything you need in your home. You will have no problem lasting through a power outage with this hoss. This baby has a smartphone app that will help you monitor everything whether you are at home or at work when the power goes down.
3. Champion 14-kW Standby Generator
The Champion 14-kW Standby Generator is a very popular item because it gets the job done, doesn't take up much space, and is not too pricey. It comes with a 200-Amp whole-house automatic transfer switch with demand control. This generator is probably the quietest of all models available.
4. Generac PowerPact 7500-Watt Generator
If you want a great generator that is very affordable has a small footprint and is easy to install, the Generac PowerPact 7500-watt generator is the way to go. This PowerPact is much quieter than a portable generator and is on standby and ready to go in a second. This generator is more practical since it will run your home's most important circuits like refrigerators, well pumps, and appliances and you do nothing when the power goes out. This little beast goes to work for you and you won't miss a beat or the end of your television program if the power goes out in your neighborhood.
5. Generac Guardian WIFI Enabled 10,000-Watt Generator
The Generac Guardian Wifi Enabled 10,000-watt is a gem of a generator. The price is surprisingly reasonable, especially with all this generator will handle. It is super quiet and will cover 16 circuits and is the number 1 selling standby generator. You can run this generator from anywhere in the world. This generator is so smart it will start within seconds of you losing power and will automatically shut off when your power is restored. You do nothing and your life is uninterrupted because of a power outage.
You can't go wrong with any of these options, plus, they will make the resale value of your home go up. If you have the money or come into it later and want your home protected from any situation the above choices will get you in the ballpark fast.