Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 297
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by meemee6 This is our second one - great generator!!
We recently moved into a new home and purchased this 20KW Generac. After installation the electrician threw the power to the house and the generator automatically transferred power with natural gas. We haven't had a power outage since it was installed but it is a great peace of mind knowing that our home can still function as usual during an outage. It automatically runs an exercise every week. We don't notice the noise when we are inside. We knew that we wanted this brand because our old home had the 17KW which never failed us. Found the best pricing at Home Depot.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Chanco The generator is only part of the cost
I think the Generac will be good to have, but you should be aware that the installation costs may be more than you expect. I had to get a larger capacity gas meter for $150. The gas plumber was $700 and the electrician will be $1200-$1500. Probably still worth it because we've been flooded out 4 times before due to power outages and each time cost more than the generator will cost.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by StarKaraoke MY 2ND GENERAC STANDBY 20KW GENERATOR FROM HOME DEPOT IN 7 YRS/THIS 1 FOR OUR NEW HOUSE
MY OPINION AND EXPERIENCE: My 2nd standby Generac 20KW Nat gas generator. Even better. My 1st had to have a concrete pad/separately ordered transfer switch, is water cooled with a Mitsubishi engine. This 1 is air cooled on it's own composition pad and CAME with the transfer box/switch. I have yet to use it in a power outage. The driver was able to back his rental delivery truck to the unload area and place it by the house where it is now installed. Besides saving me money, and getting a policy adjustment as it went on sale online/price match, free delivery to it's installation place saved me on installation. The company that installs here did not have to pick it up and set it in place! Living here in hurricane country and thunderstorm territory in the far burbs this is a must have! After hurricaines Ivan/2004 and Katrina/2005 it is dangerous to hunt gasoline for a small generator daily, and we are too old to do without our conveniences. Then there is security if you go to a hotel if you can find one. An empty house invites looters. I will gladly pay the gas bill, equate it with those mentioned expenses of hotel and security. You can use the large propane tank if you don't use natural gas. I do recommend getting a maintenance contract with a local generator maintenance company. Those contracts go year to year to change oil, check maintenance, your system, replace the battery when needed, etc. I use synthetic oil when they change the oil, lasts longer! The machine should be set to run a bit same time once a week, charge the battery and keep moisture out of the machine to keep it in good running order. We have ours set for Sunday mornings. I highly recommend HOME DEPOT and their special financing credit card offers on these!
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by spaul40 Works like it is supposed to
I purchased this product and have had it installed. Total cost of installation was $1,200 for electrician and permit ($250). The propane company installed a tank, put a 40 foot line in and delivered 100 gallons of propane for $600. The unit works just like it is supposed to work When the power drops out, the unit waits approximately 10 seconds, starts itself, and about 10 seconds later, it picks up the load of the entire house. conversely, when the power returns, the unit stays on generator power for about 10 seconds before it switches back to utility power. It then runs the generator for about 60 seconds to cool the unit and then shuts off again.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Geno Just as Advertised!
Installation with a my Certified Electrician $700. Installation time 5 Hours. Transfer Switch works great.
I Installed Advanced Wireless Generator monitor. It too works as promised. The only thing this generator needs is a smartphone app that does not charge a monthly fee.
October 1, 2013