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Guardian 8kW with 10-Circuit Switch

Guardian 8kW with 10-Circuit Switch

Model #6237

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$2,449.00 MSRP Includes Transfer Switch - Installation, Taxes and Shipping Not Included Add to My Products

Guardian 8 kW Generator Features and Benefits

Provides essential circuit power protection for your home, ensuring the necessities remain powered during an outage. This affordable automatic standby generator offers protection for about half the cost of central air conditioning.

Guardian 8 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, 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 8 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 8 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.

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

Quick, Quiet Exercise Test
Standby generators require a short run-time periodically, known as exercise, to test and ensure the system is functioning properly and ready for an emergency. The Guardian 8 kW self-test runs for only twelve minutes. Choose your schedule - 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 from Love it We switched from oil to gas in August of 2012, and had a new high efficiency furnace installed... But also decided to install this 8kw generac just because in this area of Eastern PA there's way too many trees within the power lines, and of course the storms in the past 2 years have put out power for several days. It worked for the first time during hurricane Sandy (power was out for 4 days). It turned on with in 10 seconds and worked flawlessly the 4 full days. Great buy and great value. It really is tough to not have electricity and the unit was great for the simple reason that we 3 year old twins.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Generac generator was excellent in design and quality. The thoughtful design and quality was observable in just about every feature and component. The position of the components appears to make maintenance fairly easy. The use of an oil drain hose instead of a plug should make changing oil easy and less messy. The unit was very easy to install. Very well thought out.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE REMODELED RMS, QUIET, EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATING STAFF!! Very pleased, quieter running than previous model!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good quality Best of all we were able to contact by phone someone in Québec
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disapointed Product was sold as a"stand-alone" generator and it's a long way from that. Vendor and Generac tech support were useless. Online blogs have supplied more info than Generac and the vendor. I bought Generac after buying 9 commercial units for standby on radio sites. I would not buy Generac again after this experience.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I stuck by the CR recommendation When I started shopping for this generator, to my horror, some of the suppliers had run out of this model, which had been rated top dog for its class by CR. Luckily I found a dealer that still had some in stock. I have not been disappointed.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad to be secure I bought 2 generators, one for my house and one for my workshop. Since I get my natural gas off the pipeline it seem'd like a good opportunity. Getting permits and lining up certified plumbers was pretty time consuming. The actual installation went well though and both performed well during the only power outage that we've had since. I am anxious to be able to maintain them myself rather be than outsource.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a life saver , never need to worry in any kind of weather. great product gives u pease of mind.no need to worry in any kind of weather.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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