Generac Whole House Generators vs. Kohler Whole House Generators For Your Florida Home
March 10, 2021
Choosing the right whole-house generator for your home is crucial to keep you powered up during outages. While there are several brands available, Generac and Kohler have been leading the market of standby generators for a long time now. They both offer excellent options, but which one is the best for you?
In this blog, we make it easier to choose between a Generac and Kohler whole house generator. For more information about whole-house generators, take a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Whole Home Generators blog.
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Both companies make generators with powerful engines. You will find differing qualities of the engine depending on the size of the generator you are looking for.
Kohler has been making generator engines for 40 years more than Generac. Therefore, Kohler whole house generators offer more durability and firmness in terms of mechanics as they have more experience in the industry. Whenever there is a power outage, it will start automatically.
On the other hand, Generac offers less than 5% of total harmonic distortion, meaning your appliances will be protected from overloading and overheating. Their engine also produces reliable and durable back-up power.
Generac offers a 5-year guarantee on their whole house generators. Kohler offers a 5-year, 2,000-hour warranty on their generators as well. Both offer an optional 10-year extended warranty.
If you want to invest in a generator, you must make sure that it is resistant to environmental forces. Kohler makes enclosures for their generators that consist of aluminum coating, making them completely corrosion-free. Furthermore, they offer top-notch protection, not just from moisture but also pests and wildlife.
Generac generators have a powder-coated finish to reduce corrosion and to protect the generator during intense weather conditions.
Both Generac and Kohler whole house generators offer emphatically low noise like that of an air conditioner. They are both quiet and neighborhood-friendly.
You can manage your Kohler whole house generator on your phone and receive texts or emails with real-time updates using the OnCue Plus Generator Management System App. Moreover, Kohler generators will run regularly scheduled diagnostic exercises to make sure the generator is ready when needed. Kohler does not charge an annual fee for the monitoring app.
Generac customer service is available 24/7 all year-round. Their generators come with a multilingual display that lets you monitor maintenance intervals and battery.
Kohler has three exercise options; 1. Unloaded low-speed, 2. Unloaded full speed, and 3. Loaded exercise. These can be field adjusted to lengthen or shorten exercise time. Factory set exercise is 20 minutes run time with a 5 minute cool down. The loaded exercise allows for a simulation of a true power outage.
Generac has two exercise options; 1. Unloaded low-speed, 2. Unloaded full speed. The exercise time is 5 minutes, without a cool down, and cannot be adjusted.
Have more questions about whole home generators? Read our generator FAQ here.
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