If you’re an Ontario homeowner, there is one thing that will make life easier in your household—a backup generator. The last thing you need is a power outage, especially if your home relies on appliances like air conditioning and heat. A backup generator will provide peace-of-mind knowing that it can kick into gear quickly in case anything goes wrong with the main source.

If you’re still on the fence about which brand to go with, let us give your reasons for why Generac is actually an excellent choice.

Here are seven reasons Generac backup and portable generators are hot sellers in the Maple City and beyond:

1. EST 1959. Generac is Tried and Tested

Generac has been a leader in the home power industry for over six decades. Their products are renowned quality and their customer service second to none!

Actually, Generac’s long-standing reputation is one of the reasons that their “generators are preferred by 7 out of every 10 homeowners who invest in home backup power,” according to their website.

Platinum Electrical Contractors is the #1 Generac generator dealer in Ontario. Whether you need a standby generator for your home, a commercial backup generator or industrial backup power from Generac, our team of experts has got you covered.

2. Generac Generators have Powerful Engines.

The Generac G-Force Engine is one of the most reliable and durable engines on today’s market. It requires less maintenance than any competitive model, often being recognized for this by consumers who choose it as their preferred brand!

Why? The G-Force Engines have superior oil filtration, pressure sensors and starting technology that makes Generac engines long-lasting. Additionally, the 426cc is the only engine in its class to have pressure lubrication that ensures oil is immediately present at the start of the engine.

Their COLD SMART START technology monitors ambient temperature, allowing the engine to warm up prior to taking on load in cold conditions, thus reducing the wear on your engine.

Generac Generators have Powerful Engines

3. Generac Build for Need.

Whether you’re looking for a permanently installed backup generator for your Mississauga home, or a portable generator to fit within your budget in Ajax, Generac has a generator to suit your needs.

Their permanent standby generators range from 6kW to 50kW, while the portable models start you out at a modest 800W. The powerful engines are worth noting, as Champion’s largest home standby unit produces a max of only 12.5kW, and Honda’s range reaches a max of just 10kW, compared to the Generac’s 50kW.

Going above and beyond, Generac offers a sizing calculator on their website, so you can ensure that you are getting the best unit for your property.

One great thing about working with a Generator contractor is that we can do all the work for you. Platinum Electrical Contractors offers a FREE, No Obligation in-home or virtual consultation with a qualified professional. We’re proud to be a factory-authorized PowerProElite+ dealer and installer. To earn this certification, we’ve met strict standards for sales and service.

4. Generac generators are becoming more and more eco-friendly.

Generac is committed to environmentally responsible products, processes and partnerships for the long term. Generac offers product options that allow our customers to shrink their ecological footprint when backup energy use is required. Designed to consume less fuel and emit fewer emissions, Generac generators are becoming more and more environmentally friendly.

The generators are also less intrusive than those of other generator brands, helping Generac become the only generator brand to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

On their website, Generac’s CEO, Aaron Jagdfeld makes a proud commitment to sustainability, stating,

“Over the 60 plus years of Generac’s history, we’ve been dedicated to energy innovation. From creating the home standby generator market category, to our current evolution into an energy technology solutions Company focused on developing clean energy products and services, Generac has consistently devoted itself to new technologies and processes that deliver more resilient, efficient, and sustainable energy solutions.”

5. Generac generators require little maintenance.

Since a standby generator is an appliance you depend on in an emergency, you want to be sure your generator is always in tip-top shape. Fortunately, Generac generators are easy to maintain. Each unit will perform weekly self-diagnostic tests, helping you catch issues before they become costly repair situations. Every Generac model also comes with the company’s patented Quiet Test function, which means the generators’ self-tests will conduct without disturbing the whole neighborhood!

If your Generac generator’s diagnostic test shows an issue, or you find you require service for your standby unit, Platinum Electrical Contractors can send an expert technician to your Toronto, Owatta, Bolton, or surrounding areas in Ontario.

Here are a few important tips for maintaining and servicing your generator on your own (though, we’d be happy to annually inspect it for you!). You’ll be amazed by how simple check-ups on your fuel lines, air filters and more can promote longer longevity for your unit.

6. Generac generators have patented technology that makes them extremely efficient.

The Generac generator G-Flex technology is a big contributor to its fuel efficiency. According to Rural Living Today, this feature allows the engine to run only as fast as necessary, depending on the electric load demand.

This feature is what helps to set the Generac generators apart from competitor brands, which run at constant speeds regardless of the actual power demand. The throttle control is also why Generac generators run more quietly versus other standby units produced by competing brands like Kohler or Cummins.

7. Generac generators aren’t just used by homeowners.

While Generac generators certainly have made a name for themselves amongst Ontario homeowners, they also make business standbys and industrial units. These large-scale models have been trusted to power schools, hospitals, data centers, gas stations, grocers, hotels and restaurants all across Ontario.

Platinum Electrical Contractors generators are available in a diverse array of sizes ranging from 15 kW to 1000 kW. Each unit features a purpose-built liquid-cooled engine that’s powered by natural gas, propane or diesel fuel, or both and offers reliable performance outage after outage and year after year. Contact our commercial generator specialists to learn more about your options or schedule an on-site assessment at 1-844-443-6776 or through our contact form.

Fully Authorized Generac Dealers

There’s a huge difference between us at Platinum Electrical Contractors and those who get their generators from big box stores like Lowes or Home Depot. As a PowerProElite+ dealer, we specialize in sales and service. We stock a complete selection of replacement parts to prevent downtime, and we offer comprehensive maintenance plans to keep your industrial generator in top condition.

Thinking of making the switch to Generac? Call us today and let’s see how we can help…