Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by K1234 Peace of Mind
I had a portable gas generator in the past, worked well but to much work filling it up with gas. Plus messy. I purchased a 14 KW Totally happy. But I would recommend having a Winter kit installed if you live in a region that the temps drop below 30 degrees. This kit cost me around 270.00 But it keeps the Battery and oil warm. Thank God I put it in. This winter of 2013/2014 has been bitter cold and my Generac fire's right up every week for it's test. I have lost power 3 times for appox 15 minutes and when the power goes off 10 seconds later bingo .. Total power to the house... Great investment.. Great peace of mind.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thumper Emergency generators, hidden costs.
VT regulations require that I hire professionals to hook up both the Propane and Electrical connections. In speaking with the installers, Generacs are some of the more difficult generators to hook up. Installation costs in my case were an additional $1499.00 for parts and labor, something I had NOT budgeted for. Documentation was somewhat vague in the "things needed for installation" section of the manuals - mainly because every state has different regulations; however, there are some standard minimums that could be listed (e.g. sizes of power cable, size and number of signal cable(s)). Peace of mind knowing that I will have power and heat during the next 12-hour electrical outage is priceless.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ARD601 Not Electrically Freindly!
Let me first say what a wonder product this is. Once it was connected, just turn it to auto and wait to loose power. In less than 3 weeks after installation we lost power for over an hour and the unit functioned great.
The generator is designed well mechanically for ease of service. The removable front panel makes servicing a breeze and the oil drain extension is greatly appreciated.
I would have given this a 5 star rating except during installation it is not electrically friendly. By this I mean there is not much room to make wiring connections. The instructions state that you need two seperate conduits for electrical connections but there is only one access hole for this. Not sure why Generac didn't put in two? There should be more room to make wiring connection at the generator. Terminal access is very limited
December 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by warm2thebone We needed the peace of mind and Generac supplied us with as easy to understand generator.
The Generac Generator is an attractive unit. When we decided to purchase a generator I did research on line. Generac was our choice from all of the brands which we reviewed. Our electrician commented on the ease of understanding the installation instructions versus other brands which he had installed. Thankfully we haven't had a power outage yet. We feel good about having the Generac 14KW ready to pick up where Entergy leaves off.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Easy to Install and Quiet running ! Good instructions and support !
Runs very quiet when it runs once a week to exercise its self and charge battery.Programing was easier than I thought.I poured a concrete slab and dug the trench to my 500 gal propane tank. Pressure tested by my gas company and it fired right up. We did switch it from Natural gas to LPG. Great product for homeowners. It runs my well and whole house, It starts about 9 or 10 seconds after the power goes out. Great piece of mind for us in rural northern Ca.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SandS Perfect for my electrical needs.
This generator provides peace of mind knowing that power will be available when mother nature dictates otherwise.
October 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WJCJr not yet running
Although the product description clearly states that a composite base is included (and eliminates the need for a concrete slap) the base was NOT included with the shipment which we did not discover until the installation crew arrived and opened the shipping container. The electrician dug out a bed and filled with gravel and completed the electrical installation. However the plumber would not hook up the gas because he did not consider the gravel base up to code. So now a month later I am still waiting for the base and to complete the installation. In addition the battery supplied was incorrect for this generator. Extra costs incurred
December 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveM Excellent unit. Instructions vague. Curbside delivery didn't happen even though it was paid for.
Unit itself is very easy to use manually and the auto mode is excellent. Installation is a pain since the instructions assume you have done it before. Take your time. Do your research. It's not complicated, but it's electricity you're dealing with so pay attention to the diagrams.
January 22, 2014