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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.


Powers 16-circuits of your home with the 100-amp, NEMA 3R (indoor or outdoor rated) transfer switch with aluminum enclosure.

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

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 »

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.

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.

Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring 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 the generator’s maintenance schedule. Connect your account to your authorized service dealer for fast, friendly and convenient assistance. (sold separately)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Unit. Unit runs quietly and after experiencing several outages it gives us reach of mind.
Date published: 2018-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Unit Neat looking unit. Runs quietly. Professional and knowledgeable technician who installed it. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs quietly and run the entire house perfectly in an outage of power Very happy with the installation and the operation of the equipment, it's very quiet. Within a week of the installation our power was out for 21 hours and the generator ran the full time and made life good for us. Will and have recommend this generator to friends and neighbours. Our installer did a great job of the installation and was able to work around our schedule so we could be there for the start up.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac 16 kW Just Installed and running smoothly Just got the unit installed in late September, and it seems to work perfectly fine. As they had disconnected the Hydro, when the installer switched the unit to automatic, the power kicked on exactly as it should have. The unit ran smoothly for about 2 hours, and when the hydro was reconnected, the transfer worked seamlessly, and the unit cooled down for about 45 seconds and then shut down. Haven't had another outage yet, but knowing I'm protected is such a great feeling! I agree to some extent with the reviewer who complained about the wifi. I had to move my modem to a location very close to the generator, and it did finally connect. I have been able to see the generator status on the MobileLink software, but the free one is very basic. All in all, very satisfied with the unit so far...!
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent generator with very poor software The generator itself seems to be an excellent product overall. It does what it is supposed to do, i.e., provide a robust backup home power system which is easy to operate and which is relatively quiet when running. The MobileLink software, however, is terrible. Getting the generator to successfully connect to a home WiFi network is asymptotic to impossible. I had to resort to temporarily running an ethernet cable and an extension cord out a window and then connecting a WiFi router, placed about 6 feet from the generator, before it would see the WiFi SSID. Configuring the connection was also troublesome, requiring the use of a web browser on a cell phone in order to complete the connection process. The generator itself has its own WiFi SSID with DHCP assigned IP addresses which cannot be configured. This makes simultaneously connecting (using a single device, e.g., a cell phone) to the existing home WiFi network and the generator's WiFi SSID impossible. While MobileLink is a conceptually fine idea, the implementation is so flawed as to make it unusable (connectivity is but one of its major flaws). At a minimum, the generator should have an RJ45 jack to permit a wired ethernet connection to the in-home network. This would afford significantly greater flexibility and security. The professional installer had to resort to telephoning Generac to complete the activation process. Ultimately, I disabled the generator's WiFi feature.
Date published: 2018-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very quiet Could hardly tell when load was applied Easy instructions Great factory start up help
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous generator!! I must write that our Generac product is so amazing, that it is almost freaky!! We had our generator installed on this past Tuesday, October 2nd, and 4 hours later, a storm came through and our power had an outage!!! The generator worked like a charm!! A certain message to us that we made the right choice!!
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We love Generac, Great product and excellent installation.
Date published: 2018-10-02
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16kW-7037 whole house switch is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1220.
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