Home Standby Generators

Households across New England, including Cape Cod and Rhode Island, trust FM Generator to keep their appliances and systems automatically running during storms and power outages. Our installation experts will help guide you to match your household needs and budget to the right generator. 

Home Standby Generators

Households across New England, including Cape Cod and Rhode Island, trust FM Generator to keep their appliances and systems automatically running during storms and power outages. Our installation experts will help guide you to match your household needs and budget to the right generator. 

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Live Life Uninterrupted with Automatic Generators that Power Your Whole House

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Family Moments Uninterrupted

At the end of a long day, it’s time to spend time together. Losing power leads to stress, loss of food, loss of heat/AC, and limited access to hot water.

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Healthy Living
Uninterrupted 

More seniors stay in their homes longer, through 55+ communities or home health care options. Keep health and safety systems running.

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Work and School Uninterrupted

With family working from home or learning remotely, a loss of power can mean that everyone falls behind. Don't miss another school day or work day.

Protection Against Storm Damage and Power Outage Costs

Comfort and safety during a power outage

Avoid the unexpected costs that occur when a power outage strikes — including hotel stays, spoiled food losses, and damage such as basement water damage or frozen pipes.

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Smart Affordable Home Generator Options

How much does a generator cost?

Today’s residential generators perform better and cost less than those of the past, making them smart and affordable options for homeowners. We’ll help you find the option that meets your budget.

Local Home Generator Service and Maintenance 

How many times a year do I need to service my home generator?

Visit our Home Generator Service and Maintenance page to see a sample schedule and pricing. See what to expect from our team of local expert technicians.

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Remote Monitoring

Monitor your home or your home away from home

You can be in control of your generator no matter where you are thanks to Power Telematics, a mobile monitoring system for your computer or smartphone that sends alerts and service schedule reminders. 

Home Generator Installation

Here is what to expect from the Home Generator Installation Process

Installation Checklist

  •  Initial information gathering call
  •  Home visit
  •  Customized proposal & timeline
  •  Drafting of necessary paperwork and obtaining local approval
  •  Installation day
  •  Ongoing maintenance agreement

Comparison: Standby vs. Portable Generators

 

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Power  ✔️Complete home back-up power   ❌ Selected circuits
Convenience  ✔️Most convenient; no additional activity required ❌ Least convenient; requires manual operation, refueling and close monitoring
Adds to value of home? ✔️Increase home resale values by 3%-5% ❌ Adds NO value to home
Safety  ✔️ No concerns ❌ Produces high levels of carbon monoxide gas as they run
Noise  ✔️ Reduced, fairly quiet ❌ Very loud, can exceed 70 decibels
Operation by Family  ✔️Easy, automatic operation ❌ Difficult
Runtimes ✔️Optimized for fuel efficiency, extended run times ❌ Short run times, depending on size of gas tank
Theft Risk  ✔️ Low ❌ High