We're backup power experts

Purchasing the best automatic standby generator system doesn't have to be a painful process. That's why Briggs & Stratton® is committed to helping you with every step along the way. In fact, we've designed a step-by-step process, so you can make the right decision for your home's backup power needs.


How does a standby generator work?


A home standby generator system consists of two products: a standby generator unit and an automatic transfer switch. The two work in concert with your home to ensure when power is lost, it’s only for a matter of seconds before backup power kicks in.


A standby generator system and automatic transfer switch are professionally installed to your home’s existing wiring. Constantly at the ready, the system senses when utility power stops flowing to your home for any reason, thus sensing a power outage. Within seconds, the automatic transfer switch seamlessly transfers your home’s selected electrical circuits and appliances to backup power. Once the generator system senses utility power is back online, your home is automatically transferred back to utility power and the standby generator is shut down until it’s needed the next time.


Owning a standby is simple. Yearly generator maintenance is needed to ensure your generator is ready in the event of a power outage, your Briggs & Stratton Dealer will be able to help set up a maintenance schedule.

Confidence and comfort
during a power outage

A standby generator system provides the security and confidence that home life will continue uninterrupted, no matter the weather conditions outside. Standby generators prevent unexpected repair or losses that occur when a home sits without power, such as €150 per night for a hotel stay, €200 in spoiled food losses, and even more painful, a home with an unpowered sump pump can incur several thousand euros in water damages to the cellar.

Homeowner savings
and investment

A standby generator can also potentially reduce your homeowners insurance rate and even provide a boost to your property value. Home standby generators keep a home humming. Insurers know that when your house's lights and security system are on, it's less likely that you'll be making a home theft claim. That's why many insurance agencies view standby generators as a theft prevention investment, which can reduce your homeowners insurance rate.

Why Choose Briggs & Stratton

When it comes to protecting your home and family, you want peace of mind. You want a standby generator that will not fail you and those you love, when you need it most. You’re looking for trust, reliability, and advanced technology born of a commitment to innovation.