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.

Up to whole house protection with the 200-amp, NEMA 3R (aluminum outdoor enclosure) smart switch.

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 assembled 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives us peace of mind! Just had it installed and test load done. Came on within a few seconds. We lose power on average of once a month and this will be great when trying to get ready for work. No more hooking up a portable generator again. Can see greater a amount of outages in the future with the more frequent storms. Thanks to MSI Electric for the installation.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful outside of my house Purchased a whole house unit due to losing power 2x in one week. First time it was out for 4 hours on a Tuesday, that was tolerable. Second time it was out for 15 hours on a Sunday night, and with an 18 month old baby we just couldn't risk this happening again. When power was being restored the 2nd time my wife overheard the workers laughing and saying they know the line is bad and transformer is shot, but it should hold for now, that crossed the line for us. We only lived in this house for 2 months and haven't experienced this kind of unreliable power before so naturally Generac was the first and only company we considered for a whole house backup unit. The warranty, quality, and workmanship shows in their products, and their financing made the deal much sweeter to us. Next on our purchase list is a power washer, and you can bet we will purchase a Generac!!! My wife used to install the wiring harnesses for the whole house units in Wisconsin, so she was totally on board for this purchase cause she knows the quality of their work. The company that installed the unit was quick, friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional!! Can't think one bad remark for Generac or the company they had install for us!!! A++++++++++++++++++
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The generator gives us peace of mind. We seem to be at the end of the extension cord, we have a lot of power outages at our home. Some have been lengthy, so the Generac gives us peace of mind that we'll have a furnace working in the winter or air conditioning in the hot summer months. We also won't have to discard a freezer full of food again.
Date published: 2019-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded to bigger kw My second generac generator best on the market would not buy any other brand. Always reliable Always there when you need it
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems good Everything came together. My electrician did his thing, everything seems to work as advertised. The whole package is neat and tidy. We did add a ground rod at the generator, because of the potential for lightening strikes in the area.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a relief to have this generator Worked and ran great right out of the box. Peace of mind knowing power outages are not a worry for my family anymore.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made unit Very well built unit and depend able. Having a piece of mind. To have this unit, Due to my wife and my self are on Oxygen and cpap machines. Thank You for this quality Product
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This should fit all my needs! Living in a small rural community, our used to be reliable power company has left me without power 4 times in the past 2 years. I am so relieved to a Generac at the ready when I need it. The unit looks awesome and I am very pleased with Linahon Electric. Very knowledgeable and profession. Top-Notch.
Date published: 2019-07-23
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