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What’s a
home generator?

A standby home generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically – whether you’re home or away. All within seconds of a power outage.

Plus, home generators run on propane or natural gas, so there’s no refueling.

How does a
home generator work?

It’s easier than you think. Kohler generators can power your entire home, including critical hard-wired systems like AC, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large appliances, as well as smaller devices and other mechanicals such as faucets, toilets, showers and more. It delivers high-quality power and won’t harm your electronics.

Before the
power goes out

Your automatic transfer switch (ATS) monitors the electricity coming from the utility. It’s working 24/7 to protect your home. This handy little device is located on your automatic transfer switch. It tells you where your home’s power is coming from, utility or generator (see colored icons to right).

The power goes out

When the power fails or drops below an acceptable level (brownout), the ATS signals the generator to start. In seconds, the ATS transfers your power from the utility to the generator. By the time you read this, your Kohler generator will have started and restored power to your home.

Your generator
powers your home

Your generator then supplies your home with electricity until the stead utility power is restored. Kohler generators endure hundreds of tests (during design and production) before they reach your home. The result is total reliability.

The utility
power returns

When the utility is restored, the ATS automatically transfers your power from the generator to the utility.

Your generator
turns off

Your standby generator automatically shuts down, ready for the next power outage.

Why Kohler?


We eat, sleep and breathe quality

Every Kohler generator is meticulously quality-tested start to finish. First, our engineering team runs hundreds of performance tests during our design process. Everything’s examined, down to the bolt.

Once the generator design passes our inspection, it’s ready for production. But before it leaves our factory, we put it through the paces one more time. The result is total reliability.

Built to Last

We build them to outlast the outage

Inside every Kohler generator is a commercial-grade engine built to withstand extreme workloads over many years.

We have a PhD in power

In just 10 seconds, Kohler generators can automatically power your AC or heat, sump pump and major appliances like your fridge and oven.* That’s everything, all at the same time.

*Based on generator and load size


We back you with a premium warranty

You get Kohler’s 5-year, 2000-hour protection, plus a corrosion-proof enclosure that’s built to last.**

For comprehensive coverage, you can also purchase an extended limited warranty, which covers parts, labor and dealer travel for the duration of the 5-year warranty period.

**14 and 20kW models feature corrosion-proof enclosures; all other models feature corrosion-resistant enclosures.


We’re trusted everywhere

Hospitals, nuclear power plants, even the National Weather Service trust hard-working, long-lasting Kohler generators. That’s why every day, more dealers choose to sell Kohler.
Since 1920

We’re over 100 years old. And only getting better with age.

We built our first generator in 1920. Since then we’ve had one simple goal: build the best generators in the world.

Where do I start?

One thing to keep in mind: this is not a DIY project. It all begins with a home visit with a Kohler dealer. They'll help you choose the perfect size generator, the right fuel source and the best installation locations for your generator and transfer switch. Kohler dealers are carefully selected and trained to ensure your experience exceeds your expectations.

Get started today. Contact Lake Contracting for a free quote.

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