Top 5 Whole Home Generators March 2022

When doing research on a whole home generator, a few basic questions stand out: Which is the best generator for the money? How durable will it be? Which has the best features for my lifestyle?

With that said, we’ve curated a list of the March 2022 top five standby generators according to Forbes.


5) Generac Guardian 3-Phase 20kW Automatic Standby Generator Wi-Fi Enabled

As generators come, this guy is pretty impressive. There’s a reason we specialize in Generac generators, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Its durable construction, modern features, and a very low noise threshold for its size (67dbA), all make the Guardian a very solid choice. The reason it’s marked last is because it doesn’t come with an automatic transfer switch, so you’ll have to purchase that separately.

4) Generac PowerPact 7,500 Watt Standby Generator

If you have a small home and don’t need much power, this is the perfect generator for you. With a 7,500 watt max capacity and a price point that’s hard to beat, it’s no wonder this is a best seller. By only powering up to 8 circuits, its footprint is so low that you can easily place it discreetly out of the way.

3) Champion 14-kW aXis Home Standby Generator with 200-Amp Whole House Switch

Offering a whopping 14,000 watts, this workhorse is not only the most powerful on this list, it’s also the quietest option, measuring at a mere 62 dbA! It does have a bit larger footprint than the others, and no remote monitoring system, but it more than makes up for that lack with its other features. Better yet, Champion offers a 10 year warranty and free lifetime technical support!

2) Briggs & Stratton 12,000-Watt Automatic Air-Cooled Standby Generator

This Briggs & Stratton generator has such a narrow footprint, you’ll wonder if it’s even a generator. Despite being so small, it comes in at one of the most powerful on the list at 12,000 watts. While it can be a bit louder than many other generators, its features may more than compensate. It comes with an automatic voltage regulator and even has a Wi-Fi smart control app you can use right from your phone!

1) Generac Guardian Wi-Fi Enabled Standby Generator

With an impressive 10,000 watts of power provided by either natural gas or propane, this Generac generator is top of the list. From its Wi-Fi phone monitoring, temperature regulator, automatic transfer switches, 16 circuit backup or the low noise threshold of 63 dbA, this home generator would be well placed in any medium to large size home or business. We found the price point to be great compared to other similar units.

As the ranking shows, Generac generators are always in the running for top generators, year after year. If you’re in the market for a standby generator, be sure to check out our selection of Generac generators. We have a variety of sizes and types to choose from, all at great prices! If you need any help deciding which one is right for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our certified Generac technicians are ready to help give you the best whole-home generator to suit your needs.