Guardian 16kW Home Backup Generator

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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.


Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring FREE with every Guardian Series Home standby generator Allows you to monitor the status of your generator from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet, or PC. Easily access information, such as the current operating status and maintenance alerts. Connect your account to your authorized service dealer for fast, friendly and proactive service. With Mobile Link, you are taken care of before the next power outage.

5 Year Limited Warranty for automatic standby generators.

True Power™ Technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances.

Generac generators and engines are engineered and built in the USA*.
*Assembled in the USA using domestic and foreign parts

Quiet-Test™ Self-Test Mode runs at a lower RPM for a five or twelve minute test, making generators significantly quieter than other brands while consuming less fuel.

Generac's G-Force Engine is a purpose-built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that’s more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine. Learn more about the G‑Force Engine »

24/7/365 Customer Support Team standing by all day, every day from our headquarters in Wisconsin to answer any questions you might have.

Our RhinoCoat™ powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions.

Generac’s Evolution™ Controller features a multilingual LCD display that allows users to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure your generator is always in top operating condition.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with the dealer and installation We have only had the generator for a week, but the purchasing process,the installation, and dealer follow-up have been great
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Owners for 10yrs Not worth the money we have spent. Now it is over heating and shutting down after 1 hr. After replacing a mother board that was damaged by a storm. We have spent over $10,000. dollars on this machine. Very little satisfaction.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank You At first We weren’t happy, not because of the manufacturer. Turns out our dealer misinformed us, not on purpose. Now we both learned something, these units must be paired with the Generac Automatic switch, not a manual switch, but they corrected it the same day. And since it’s been installed, A tree came down taking out primary service. Our Generac powered the whole home and A/C. Now tonight we’re getting pelted with heavy thunderstorms. Again another outtage. Our Generac is doing its job, kicked on and powering the whole house again. FPL states it is affecting the whole town as a main line is down again, ETA 5 hours. We have 5 children under 9 and are grateful for Generac’s team for building a quality product that is keeping our lights on. God Bless and Thank You again.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend this company From 1st consultation to completed installation and activation, everyone has been professional and efficient. The process was completed a whole week before I expected, so now we have peace-of-mind for the anticipated storms later this week. So grateful to all involved!
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low noise for the size of unit. Looks very well built. Good clean lines and design. Like the Mobile Link feature. There was one problem and I understand it's being worked on, that's the panel. It does not come on when the unit is installed. The panel does on come up for several minutes to several hours. This caused the installers to return the following day to program, start up, and put on line. Once the unit was up everything checked out and it was in operation. Looking for its first real test, so I can feel 100% knowing things work the way it should.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the total experience. The estimate / consultation was done in a timely fashion by a knowledgeable and courteous professional. Scheduling was friendly and accurate. Installation was completed as described with no surprises by again professional and knowledgeable technicians. The installed equipment looks impressive.
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of mind Product was installed expertly and quickly. This generator will now provide the peace of mind for us to leave the house for days at a time and not having to worry about a power failure and resulting sump pump failure.
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is perfect for our needs out in the woods First off the team that came out was great and explained all the features. The automatic exercise cycle is set bi-weekly for Wed at 2:00pm. This won't be a distraction or noise concern when we are home. This generator will power the important things in our home, well pump. ac/heat, hot water heater, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, living room and most of kitchen, ( fridge but, no microwave or oven. Stove top is gas so not a concern) Very happy with our choice
Date published: 2019-06-14
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16kW-7037 whole house switch is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1295.
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