Get the right backup power generator system for unpredictable Michigan weather.
Need a home generator? With the help of Wolverine Power Systems, you can be sure that your home and family are protected with a whole house generator. As generator experts, we specialize in Generac generators. Stop in any of our locations throughout Michigan to see a whole line-up of Generac home standby generators for review and we’ll be ready to answer your questions.
Whether you want emergency standby home generator for your entire home, or prefer a pre-wired system that provides backup for a few essential circuits, we have the affordable, reliable solutions you need to keep your family safe and comfortable until utility power is restored throughout Michigan.
Michigan weather is unpredictable. Protect your home from power outages with a Generac automatic home standby generator. Choose to backup your most important circuits, or provide emergency power for your entire home.
Choose from five Generac home standby generator sizes for the level of protection that is right for you.
These revolutionary generators are exceptionally quiet, environmentally friendly and, in commercial and light industrial applications, so affordable that they often pay for themselves during a single power outage.
Clean burning, natural gas or LPV operation means fewer exhaust emissions, no diesel odor, no risk of environmental liability due to fuel spills, and no need for refueling, fuel maintenance, or expensive diesel tanks. Thanks to Generac’s exclusive Quiet-Test™ feature, the weekly self-test is more fuel efficient and as quiet as an idling car.
The tough, textured powder-coat paint finish provides unmatched durability and weather resistance, or for additional protection that holds up in Michigan weather, all-aluminum enclosures that withstand highly corrosive environments are available on some models. UL Listed for safety and certified power ratings.
Wolverine Power Systems, serving all of Michigan, has a many sizes of portable generators in stock, whether you need a small inverter, mid-size for portability, or large kW workhorse.
Two of the most powerful portable generators on the market, Generac’s 15,000- and 17,500-watt models are powered by Generac’s OHVI® V-Twin industrial engine — the only air-cooled engine designed specifically for generators. In addition to offering smooth, quiet operation and the best value available, Generac portable generators have been reviewed by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute and earned the Good Houskeeping Seal.
A Generac home standby power generator can sense a power outage, automatically turn on and deliver the backup power your home requires. And the generator will run until the utility power is restored – whether it’s two hours or two weeks.
The size of the generator you need depends on the number of appliances and equipment you want to power during an outage. A common method is to make a list of essential equipment, tally up their wattage requirements, and then select a generator that can accommodate the total. Most homeowners typically need a generator between 5,000 to 20,000 watts for home use.
Costs can vary widely based on size, location, utility access, code requirements, etc. Because of these variables, we’d need to see in person each project to provide an accurate cost. We offer free estimates.
Standby generators offer more power and kick in automatically during an outage. They’re more expensive but are ideal for long power outages. Portable generators are more affordable and can be moved around, but you’ll need to start them manually and they might not power your entire home.
Common fuel types include gasoline, diesel, natural gas, and propane. Your choice should depend on fuel availability, storage, cost, and the generator’s intended use. For instance, while gasoline is readily available, it has a shorter shelf life than diesel. Natural gas and propane can be directly tapped from home lines, making refueling unnecessary.
“Best” is subjective. For long-term, hassle-free backup power, a standby generator is ideal. For occasional use or situations requiring mobility, a portable generator might be more suitable.
Generators should be placed outdoors due to exhaust fumes. They should be on a stable platform, away from windows or vents to prevent fumes from entering the home. Maintain clearance from combustibles and follow manufacturer recommendations.
Yes. Like any engine-powered equipment, generators need regular maintenance, including oil changes, filter replacements, and general inspections to ensure longevity and reliability.
Typically, home standby generators are designed to provide a standard voltage suitable for home appliances (usually 120/240V for residential use in the U.S.). Some larger, more advanced units might offer adjustable voltage, but adjusting without proper knowledge can be dangerous and harm appliances.
This will vary by home. To determine the amperage size of your main panel, check the main breaker in your electrical box. Common sizes for homes include 100, 150, and 200 amps.
As mentioned earlier, generators should be placed outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Ideally, choose a location that’s easily accessible for maintenance, shielded from direct rain and flooding, and away from bedroom windows to minimize noise disturbances.
Wolverine Power Systems is a leading provider of Generac generators for home or business and serves all of Michigan with generator for home or business, service, parts and rentals.