Real-World Home Generator Prices From BuyerZone Buyers
We regularly survey BuyerZone users to ask how their purchases went. We've used their responses to provide a sampling of actual prices paid for electric generators.
Most of these quotes are for standby generators, the type that are installed at your home to provide electricity in case of a power outage. Portable generators, designed to be transported to remote job sites or campgrounds, are generally much less expensive but provide less power.
When buying a standby generator, remember that your budget has to include installation and a transfer switch, which can add several thousand dollars to your costs. Get the vendors you work with to provide complete quotes on the entire system so you can make accurate comparisons.
Home generator prices
These buyers all purchased generators for home use. Except as noted, they all chose propane-powered generators; some commented that the ability to store fuel for long periods of time and have access even after a power interruption is important to their peace of mind.
- "15kw, ats, installed, $6,250."
- Manchester, New Hampshire
- Boca Raton, Florida
- "$5,200. Included complete
installation and setup. 15 kw."
- Plant City, Florida, 12kw generator, transfer switch, installation."
- "I paid $12,000 for a house
generator that: 1) Includes air conditioning, 2) runs on propane 3)
automatically kicks in during any power failure. Included hookup, 500
gal propane tank buried in yard, service contract."
- Davie, Florida
- "$5,060: Briggs & Stratton 12KW
standby generator with 50 amp indoor automatic transfer switch with
complete installation." [natural gas]
- Farmington Hills, Michigan
- "$4,100 for 10kw Powermate
generator and Asco automatic transfer switch."
- Camden, New York
- "$6,000 - 15,000 watt generator,
pad, transfer switch, installation of all components, follow-up service,
training in use." [natural gas]
- Gainesville, Florida
Want more information on choosing an home generator? Read our Home Generators Buyer's Guide.
Information was provided by BuyerZone users. Quotes have been edited for clarity only.Ready to Compare Home Generators Price Quotes?