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Guardian 16kW with 16-circuit switch

Guardian 16kW with 16-circuit switch

Model #6461

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$3,699.00 MSRP Includes Transfer Switch - Installation, Taxes and Shipping Not Included Add to My Products

Guardian 16 kW Generator Features and Benefits

Provides essential circuit power protection for your home, ensuring the necessities remain powered during an outage or up to whole house coverage when paired with one of Generac’s load- shedding switches. Capable of backing up a five ton air conditioner.

Guardian 16 kW Generator <strong>Features and Benefits</strong>

Generac OHVI® Engine
Your Guardian Series generator might have to get you through days—or weeks—without utility power. Generac’s OHVI® engine, specifically designed for generator use, provides the reliability to power through the most severe outages.

True Power™ Technology
Best-in-class power quality with less than 5% total harmonic distortion means clean, smooth operation of your sensitive electronics and appliances.

Evolution™ Controller
The next generation of intuitive controllers featuring a multilingual, two-line LCD text display with color-coded, backlit buttons.

Certified for 18" Installation to the Home
Third-party certified to NFPA standards to be installed as close as 18” from the home’s exterior wall, provided it is located away from doors, windows, and fresh-air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes.

Easy Installation
When combined with a pre-wired transfer switch or Smart Switch, re-engineered connection points, and composite mounting pad that eliminates the need for a poured concrete base (unless specified by local codes), the Guardian Series 16 kW generator is easy to install.

Rated for Operation in Areas with Low Natural Gas Pressure
In areas with low natural gas pressure, the Guardian Series 16 kW generator can operate on natural gas pressures of only 3.5” of water column.

All-Weather Steel Enclosure
Our durable powder-coat finish helps make the sturdy, Galvanneal steel enclosure perfect for all weather conditions. It’s also able to withstand 150 mph winds. Optional aluminum available, recommended for salt-air locations.

Tool-less Fuel Conversion
Switch between natural gas and LP fuel in the field in a few seconds, without the need for any tools.

Quiet-Test™ Mode
All standby generators run a weekly test to ensure the system is running properly. Thanks to Quiet-Test, your Guardian Series home standby generator runs its self-test at a lower, quieter RPM than standard operation, and can be programmed to run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Mobile Link™ Compatible
Take advantage of Generac’s Mobile Link cellular remote monitoring system and check on your generator’s status using your computer, tablet or smartphone, even when you are away. Sold separately.

Non-cellular remote monitoring options are also available for generator monitoring from inside the home.

24/7/365 Customer Support
Power outages don’t always occur during normal working hours. That’s why Generac’s customer care call center—right here in Wisconsin—provides support any time of day or night, all year long. Generac is standing by 24/7, every minute of every day, to answer your questions.

5-year Limited Warranty

Home Generator Buyer's Guide

Included with This Generator Bundle

By sizing your generator system according to your needs instead of your home’s square footage, you won’t overspend or be surprised by inadequate coverage. Many homeowners choose to cover only their essential circuits during a power outage. Pair a smaller generator with Generac's pre-wired switch for a simple, remarkably economical system that will keep your basics powered during an emergency.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by Gives us a feeling of security Have not lost power yet but have confidence that if we do this unit will give us the power we need. The unit did come on for the first test. September 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by great features havent used it yet but hopefully it will do the job. will let you know September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product will definitely keep the lights on in your home. I purchased three of the units after hurricane Ivan. My daughter works from home. She calls me often and thanks me for the whole house generator. Very reliable. August 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Happy We are very happy with the performance and look of this product. Would recommend to anybody August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best thing I ever don't ! I have a 16 kw for about a year now I use it a number of times, it comes on in about 4 seconds and stays on too the electricity comes back on, the longest it's been on was about 4 hours. With hurricane season here and I live in New Orleans I'm glad I have it. July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best money spent on our home We thought about a generator for years. Over time, we noticed we would lose power more often, anytime a stiff wind blew through the county. Saw an ad for generators, offering good financial terms, and decided to get one. The day before the installation, we lost power, confirming our decision to get a generator was correct. The generator starts weekly as scheduled; we have lost power several times, for a few minutes or most of a day - generator works like a champ. Best money we have spent on our home in nine years. June 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 16kw installed since 2009 My 16kw Generac Whole Home Standby Generator has been installed since July of 2009. A few years ago we were hit by hurricane Sandy! My generator ran for over 3 days straight providing power to everything from our alarm system to central air conditioning! It has been starting every Saturday since it was installed for the weekly test as well as through many power outages! Between weekly exercising and power outages if you added it up, would amount to over 350 starts! The best part, it has never failed to start or run, not even once! What does that tell you about Generc quality? I highly recommend that you follow Generac's guide to maintenance. It has proven itself to my family and I over and over again! June 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product, has everything we need. Cannot say enough about the quality and workmanship of this generator. Everything from the initial call to the actual installation was fantastic. Mark walked us through everything step by step and made the whole process enjoyable. They did an excellent job installing the unit and left our home in terrific shape. GREAT JOB!! June 11, 2016
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The Generac Promise

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Peace of mind.

And the power to live.

The Generac Promise means that our 8 – 22 kilowatt Guardian® Series home backup generators will give you peace of mind and the power to live. It means that we engineer and build them here in America*. It means we stand behind them with a strong 5-year limited warranty. We promise to continue to innovate, like with our new Mobile Link™ cellular monitoring system, so you’ll know the status of your generator, no matter where you are. And if you ever need to call, we’re standing by 24/7, every minute of every day, ready to pick up the phone right here in Wisconsin.

*Built in the USA using domestic and foreign parts.

We’ll back you up. We’re standing by. Count on it.

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