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New Year, More Power: A Look at the latest 22 kW Home Standby

January 10, 2024

Introducing the all-new 22 kW Home Standby for the year 2024! Unleash the power of reliability and peace of mind with this state-of-the-art generator. Whether it’s storms, outages, or unforeseen challenges, this powerhouse is designed to keep your home running smoothly. 

What is a home standby generator (HSB)? A home standby generator is a backup power system designed to automatically provide electricity to a home or a specific set of circuits during a power outage. Unlike portable generators that need to be manually started and connected to appliances, a home standby generator is a permanent and fully automated solution integrated into the electrical system of a house.

Features of a HSB:

  • 24/7 Automatic Operation: One of the defining characteristics of a home standby generator is its ability to operate automatically. When there’s a power outage, an automatic transfer switch (ATS) detects the loss of utility power and signals the generator to start. The generator then begins supplying electricity to the home.
  • Automatic Transfer Switch: The ATS is a critical component that monitors the utility power. When it senses a power outage, it signals the generator to start and automatically transfers the electrical load from the utility to the generator. When utility power is restored, the ATS switches the load back and turns off the generator.
  • Power Capacity: Home standby generators come in various capacities measured in kilowatts (kW). The capacity is an indication of how much power the generator can provide. Common residential generators range from around 8 kW to 22 kW or more.
  • Fuel Source: Home standby generators typically use natural gas or propane as fuel. This eliminates the need for refueling with gasoline or diesel and ensures a continuous power supply as long as the fuel source is available.
  • Permanent Installation: Unlike portable generators that are brought out during emergencies, home standby generators are permanently installed outside the home. They are often mounted on a concrete pad and connected to the home’s electrical system.
  • Weather-Resistant Enclosure: The generator is housed in a weather-resistant enclosure to protect it from the elements. This ensures the generator’s durability and longevity, especially in outdoor installations.
  • Monitoring and Diagnostic Features: Many modern home standby generators come with monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. These features allow homeowners to remotely check the status of the generator, receive maintenance alerts, and access diagnostic information.
  • Power Management: Some generators have a power management system that prioritizes and distributes power to different circuits in the home based on pre-established priorities. This is useful when the generator’s capacity is lower than the total electrical load of the house.

Home standby generators provide a reliable and convenient solution for homeowners who want to ensure uninterrupted power during outages, especially in areas prone to storms, natural disasters, or other events that may disrupt the electrical grid. They are an investment in the safety, comfort, and security of a home.

Benefits of a HSB:

A home standby generator is considered advantageous for several reasons, making it a good investment for homeowners. Here are some key reasons why a home standby generator is often considered a valuable addition:

  • Reliable Power Supply: Home standby generators provide a reliable and continuous power supply. This is crucial for maintaining essential functions in a home, such as refrigeration, heating and cooling systems, lighting, and medical equipment.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your home has a reliable backup power source provides peace of mind, especially during storms, natural disasters, or other situations that can lead to power outages. This is particularly important for households with vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly, or those with medical conditions that require continuous power.
  • Protection of Electronics: A standby generator helps protect sensitive electronic devices and appliances from power fluctuations that can occur during outages. This is essential for preventing damage to computers, refrigerators, and other electronics.
  • Convenience and Comfort: With a home standby generator, you can continue with your daily activities without disruption. You can use household appliances, maintain comfortable temperatures, and ensure that your home remains functional and comfortable.
  • Preservation of Perishable Goods: The generator allows you to keep refrigerators and freezers running, preventing the spoilage of perishable food items during extended power outages.
  • Increased Home Value: The presence of a home standby generator can enhance the resale value of your home. Potential buyers may see it as a valuable feature, especially in areas prone to frequent power disruptions.
  • Protection Against Basement Flooding: In areas where basement flooding is a concern, a standby generator ensures that sump pumps continue to operate during power outages, helping prevent water damage.
  • Remote Monitoring and Control: Many modern home standby generators come with remote monitoring capabilities. Homeowners can check the status of the generator, receive maintenance alerts, and even start or stop the generator remotely using mobile apps or web interfaces.
  • Customizable Power Management: Some generators have power management systems that allow homeowners to prioritize and manage power distribution based on specific needs or priorities.

While there are upfront costs associated with purchasing and installing a home standby generator, the benefits in terms of convenience, safety, and peace of mind often justify the investment for those living in areas with unreliable power grids or facing the potential for extended outages.

It’s important to note that the specific use of a home standby generator may depend on its capacity, the size of your home, and your specific power needs. Regular maintenance and testing of the generator are also crucial to ensure its reliable performance when needed.

Champion HSB

The 22 kW aXis Home Standby Generator System by Champion comes equipped with a 200-amp aXis automatic transfer switch. This system operates fully automatically, handling your home’s power demands to cut down on expenses and enhance efficiency. Crafted with advanced sound-dampening technology, it operates without the need for refueling, functions effectively in extreme temperatures, and boasts an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty.

Features of Champion’s aXis 22 kW HSB:

  • Powerful Performance: It’s more fuel-efficient than rival products by up to 20%, this 22-kilowatt generator delivers 22,000 watts when using propane and 19,800 watts with natural gas. It eliminates the need for refueling, manual operation, and the use of extension cords.
  • Efficiency and Cost Savings: It utilizes Power Line Carrier technology which results in decreased wiring and reduced installation expenses. The aXis technology simplifies the control of high-demand appliances, while an innovative airflow design enhances the engine’s lifespan.
  • Quiet Operation: It functions at a noise level of 67 decibels, which is suitable for residential settings. Additionally it incorporates advanced sound dampening and a specially crafted low-tone muffler and also conducts self-diagnostic tests for performance evaluation.
  • Reliability in Extreme Conditions: The 24-volt starting mechanism can function in extreme cold, below freezing temperatures (-22 °F). Its aluminum-zinc coated steel construction guarantees resistance to weather and oxidation.
  • Champion Support: Includes a 10-year limited warranty and free lifetime technical assistance from knowledgeable professionals.

For the latest and precise details regarding the functionalities of our home standby generators, we recommend visiting our official website. You can use our comprehensive whole house generator size tool by answering a few simple questions. Alternatively, feel free to reach out to our 24/7 customer support for any assistance you may need.