Home Standby Generators
Champion home standby generators offer a permanent and reliable source of back up power for your home.
A Champion Home standby generator gives your home a permanent source of back up power. In the event of a power outage the generator automatically starts and delivers continuous electrical power to your home. Since it is connected to your LPG or natural gas system it never needs refueling.
No matter how long your power is out, your Champion Home Standby generator is there to keep the lights on, the water hot, and your family safe.
The Cost of Outages
When you lose utility power it's not only the lights that go out. Critical hardwired systems like heating and air conditioning units stop working, food begins to spoil, security systems often fail, and sump pumps cease functioning. A power outage lasting only a few days can cost the average family over $1,200 in repairs.
How Much Does Installation Cost?
As a rough guide, a Champion Home Standby Generator installation usually costs between $2000 and $3000.
Your Champion dealer will provide you with a complete quotation after visiting your home and assessing your exact installation requirements.
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Much like an air-conditioning unit, your Champion Home Standby Generator is permanently installed in a selected location outside your home in an attractive all-weather enclosure.
All Champion Standby Home Generators come with a Champion Automatic Transfer Switch that provides the connection to your home's electrical system. The transfer switch facilitates the power transfer from the generator to your home in the event of a power outage.
The transfer switch constantly monitors the flow of electrical power to your home. When an outage occurs, it automatically disengages your home from the utility, starts the generator, and automatically connects the standby generator power to your home—power is restored in seconds.
Champion home standby generators run on LPG or natural gas, so they never need refueling. They will provide continuous back up power to your home for essentially any duration until the utility power has been restored.
When the utility power is restored, the transfer switch automatically disengages generator power from the home and returns your home to utility power.
The first step is to contact an authorized Champion Home Standby Dealer to make a no-obligation appointment.
The Champion dealer will visit your home to discuss your power requirements and decide which generator best suits your needs.
Next your dealer will create an installation plan by reviewing the locations of your utility circuit breaker box and the location of your natural gas or LPG line to determine the proper location to install your home standby generator.
Once the installation plan is created, the dealer will give you a quotation for the installation cost. This added to the cost of the generator is the total cost of protecting your home with a home standby generator.
The generator is then delivered to your home and promptly installed by your Champion dealer. All installations are carried out by professionals and most installations are completed in one day.
Once installed, your Champion dealer will commission the unit and perform system checks to ensure your generator is working properly.
That’s it, your generator is ready to go, protecting your home and family 24/7.
A Champion Home standby generator gives your home a permanent source of back up power. In the event of a power outage the generator automatically starts and delivers continuous electrical power to your home. It is connected to your LPG or natural gas system so it never needs refueling and can run essentially any duration until the utility power has been restored.
The transfer switch is the device that connects your generator to the selected circuits in your home. Additionally, it constantly monitors the flow of electrical power to your home. In the event of a power outage it automatically disengages your home from the utility, starts the generator, and connects the standby generator power to your home. When the utility power is restored, the transfer switch automatically disengages generator power from the home and returns it to utility power.
A home standby generator is permanently installed and connected to your home by way of a transfer switch that monitors power supply. It is connected to the home’s LPG or natural gas line so it never requires refueling and automatically starts in the event of a power outage. A portable generator, as it’s name implies is designed to be moved or transported so that it can provide power in any location. Unlike the Home Standby Generator it is not permanently connected to the home via a transfer switch so it does not automatically start when the power goes out and it is not connected to the gas line so it does require refueling.
Often different communities have different electrical codes and different permit requirements. Your authorized Champion dealer will secure the necessary permits and he will make sure your unit is installed in accordance with all local codes.
Champion Power Equipment strongly recommends that you have your home stand by generator installed by a professional.
A Champion home standby generator requires periodic maintenance to ensure proper, reliable performance and to assure the longevity of your investment. Your Champion dealer offers do-it-yourself maintenance kits as well as annual maintenance contracts.
During the no-obligation visit by your Champion Dealer to assess your specific power requirements, your authorized Champion dealer will determine the right generator for you and recommend the generator that best suits your needs. To get a general idea of your power needs use our simple Generator Size Calculator.
Since it is connected to your LP or natural gas supply, your Champion Home Standby Generator can power your home for essentially any duration until the utility power has been restored.
No, the home standby generator is permanently connected to your LP or natural gas line so it never needs refueling.
During the no-obligation visit your Champion authorized dealer will review suitable installation locations for your home stand by generator. The location of your utility circuit breaker box and the location of your natural gas or LPG line will influence the recommended location to install your home standby generator.
The HSB fuel consumption rate is provided in each installation and owner’s manuals. The fuel consumption does vary depending on the size of the HSB, naturally the larger the HSB in kW output the rate maybe higher. Check the individual HSB specification sheets for rate usage.
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As a rough guide, a Champion HSB installation usually costs between $2,000 and $3,000. There are a number items that influence the price, distance of wire run and fuel supply, location of the unit to mention a few.
A HSB can take as little as 4 hours. In some areas a concrete slab is required by code, to have the HSB mounted to, the pouring time and one day set up of the concrete should be factored. The length of time is based on a typical installation. It does not apply to extended runs of wire, conduit, gas piping for placement of a HSB away from incoming gas or electrical service.
The ATS have two ratings; NEMA 1 is rated for inside installation ONLY. NEMA 3R are rated for outdoor installation, these ATS enclosures are weather tight and could be used inside.
Some local codes require electricians to make electrical connections within the home and owner’s distribution panel. Always check your local codes before attempting any installation. We strongly recommend an authorized Champion dealer/installer or a certified electrician, knowledgeable in all codes.
NO. HSBs produce carbon monoxide which can be fatal. HSB generators are designed to be ran, operated and installed outdoors only.
NO. The HSB, ATS (automatic transfer switch) is designed so that it is physically impossible for back-feeding to occur. The complete system is UL listed.
During standby mode the on board battery charger uses utility power to maintain the batteries, when the HSB is running the charging system is then powered by the HSB engine. In all conditions the batteries are being monitored and charged.
NO. Generators used for medical back-up are specifically regulated and must meet all codes related medically rated generators. Due to specific medical needs and medical equipment demands (dialysis machines, breathing machines, ect.) HSB generators do not fall into the category of a medical rated generator.