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GENERAC® Automatic Standby Generators

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Generac Generators from Shelby Electric Cooperative

When the power goes out … Life can go on.

GENERAC® automatic standby generators take the worry out of power outages.  As the #1 Selling Standby GeneratorGENERAC® provides peace of mind for home and business owners.  No one else in the industry can compare.

Whether you’re at home or away, your GENERAC® standby generator is ready to assume control of your electrical needs when a power outage occurs.  Within seconds, back-up electricity is provided to your home or business, restoring essential items such as lights, climate control, refrigeration, etc.

Unlike a portable generator, you don’t have to go outside, run a maze of extension cords or bother with gasoline, because an automatic standby generator operates on your LP or natural gas supply.  Plus, when utility power returns, the generator automatically shuts down and waits for the next outage.

Owning a GENERAC standby Generator has never been more convenient or affordable.  Contact ShelbyEnergy at 217-774-2311 today to find out how to protect your home, belongings and most importantly, your family’s well being with a GENERAC generator from Shelby Energy. You can also email us.

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Generac Generators from Shelby Electric Cooperative 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  WHAT IS AN AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATOR?
A.   An automatic standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates whether you are at home or away.  It automatically supplies power to essential circuits of your home or business within 30 seconds of a utility outage.  After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and awaits the next outage.  It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit.   

Q.  WHAT WILL A STANDBY GENERATOR POWER?
A.  The Generac air-cooled 7-22kW models, which come equipped with a pre-wired transfer switch, supply electricity to your home’s electrical panel circuits through a built-in load center.  You select the number of circuits you want to protect and match it to the appropriate generator.

Q.  WHY SHOULD I BUY AN AUTOMATIC GENERATOR INSTEAD OF PORTABLE GENERATOR?
A.  While portable generators do supply power, a standby generator produces a higher quality of electricity.  It operates automatically and runs a self-test weekly to ensure proper response to your needs.  When utility power returns, the standby generator shuts itself off automatically.  There are no extension cords to plug in, and no gas tanks to fill.

Q. WHY CIRCUITS AND NOT WATTS?
A.  Establishing the wattage requirements for the appliances that you want powered during an outage is difficult because your electricity runs through a variety of circuits in the main electrical panel.  GENERAC allows you to support those circuits for easy sizing and flexibility.  Running a circuit through the GENERAC load center allows you to protect everything on that circuit, so it doesn’t just power items plugged into outlets like refrigerators.  GENERAC also powers lights, furnaces, air conditioners, well pumps and other appliances that are hard wired into your electrical panel.

Q.  WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AIR-COOLED AND LIQUID- COOLED MODELS?
A.  An air-cooled generator is an economical solution that covers essential circuits and back-up power needs.  Liquid-cooled models meet larger requirements such as whole house power coverage and commercial applications.

Q.  WHAT IS WHISPER-TEST™?
A.  Whisper-test is a feature that reduces noise by 50% during the generator’s weekly self-test cycle.  The generator starts up and operates at a reduced speed, lowering sound output by as much as 12 decibels for units that normally run at higher speeds under load.  This allows for near silent operation in test mode and satisfies all known sound ordinances.

Q.  DO THEY HAVE TO BE MAINTAINED?
A.  Yes, Just like your car engine, generators need periodic oil and filter changes.  Many customers utilize GENERAC’s maintenance kits for routine maintenance.  Ask Shelby Energy about maintenance programs they might offer.

Q.  HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE GENERATOR?
A.  Air-cooled models 7-22kW ship within 14 days of order placement.  Liquid-cooled models 25-45kW will ship within 30 days.  Commercial models 25-150kW will ship within 6-8 weeks.  Lead times may vary due to weather emergencies.