Buying a standby generator system to keep your home safe during a power outage is a big decision. We're glad you've decided to allow us to help you through that process.


Where to Buy

Where you buy a standby generator can be just as important as the generator itself. The three different ways to purchase are: Dealers, Distributors and Retailers.

Home Standby Generator dealers are factory trained to sell, install and service your investment. Purchasing from a dealer gives you the ease of a one-stop shop and provides you with an expert you can trust through the life of your product.

If you prefer to shop in-store or online, take a look at our retail partners below to get started. Note: You will still need to contact one of our trained dealers to install the product to guarantee proper installation.*

Retailers

If you are ready to purchase your standby generator, you can do so online or in-store. Remember to reach out to one of our dealers to guarantee a proper installation.


Installation Process

At Briggs & Stratton, we understand no two homes require the same backup power solution. From the layout of the property, location of the service panel, to the lights and appliances requiring backup power, installing a standby generator system is truly a custom solution. That’s why we’re dedicated to making installation seamless and stress-free for you.

In-Home Consultation

To start the home generator installation process, your local dealer will conduct an on-site visit to determine your home’s specific installation needs and what local permits are needed before starting.

At this time they will check your electrical meter, gas lines and circuit breaker panel location to help scout the best placement option for your generator unit and determine the wiring specifications your home will need.

Finally, the dealer will also discuss which fuel option, natural gas or liquid propane, is available and will work best for your home’s generator system.

Installation Price Estimate

A dealer will recommend the best standby generator and module placement for your needs. Pricing estimates will be based on the standby generator, in addition to:

  • Required transfer switch and modules
  • Generator installation cost, which are dependent on home electrical and fuel configuration
  • Permit costs, labor and other incidental requirements

Your dealer will also walk you through any accessories you may want to consider purchasing and available financing options.

Prep & Installation

The dealer will help you finalize the following prior to your installation:

  • Dealer will obtain necessary permits, which you will legally need to install a standby generator system on your property.
  • Dealer will finalize installation requirements (concrete slab vs. underground wiring) and order necessary materials
  • Schedule the installation date
    • Note: Generators cannot be installed when the ground is frozen, late spring, summer and early fall are ideal times for cold climate residents.

Financing

The most customizable standby generators on the market just got a whole lot more affordable. With standby generator financing offers from Briggs & Stratton, we make it easy to protect your home and family from power outages on a budget that works for you. Finally, a backup power solution that doesn’t break the bank.

Promotional Financing Options

Briggs & Stratton offers promotional financing options when your purchase is made with a Briggs & Stratton Standby Power credit card.

Synchrony Bank is one of the premier consumer financial services companies in the United States with over 80 years of retail heritage, and today is the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States2.

Synchrony Bank can provide you with promotional financing options for major purchases, offering you a budget-friendly way to help you get what you really want or need. Expand your purchasing power and convenience with:

  • A simple application process, and fast credit decisions
  • Unsecured, revolving credit lines
  • Open credit line for future purchases
  • Promotional financing options1
  • Convenient monthly payment options
  • Online account management

Consumer Generator Financing Program

Special financing is available on qualified standby generator systems on the Briggs & Stratton Standby Power credit card. The credit card can be used to purchase standby generators, transfer switches and accessories. Apply for a Briggs & Stratton Standby Power credit card here.

Current Generator Financing Offers

You don't have to let a small budget keep you from getting what you really want or need. Check out our current financing offers that makes keeping the lights on just a little bit easier.

For all promotions: Qualifying purchase must be made with your Briggs and Stratton Standby Power credit card issued by Synchrony Bank and a $29 account activation fee will apply and be charged at the time first purchase posts to account. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 26.99%; Minimum Monthly Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

If your application is approved, or if you are an existing cardholder, the below promotional financing options may be available.

  • Reduced 9.99% APR and fixed monthly payments equal to 1.25% of promo purchase amount - Until Paid in Full

Estimated payoff period 132 months. Monthly interest will be charged on promo purchases from the purchase date at a reduced 9.99% APR, and fixed monthly payments are required equal to 1.25% of initial promo purchase amount until promo is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. 

  • ·Reduced 7.99% APR and fixed monthly payments equal to 2.00% of promo purchase amount - Until Paid in Full

Estimated payoff period 61 months. Monthly interest will be charged on promo purchases from the purchase date at a reduced 7.99% APR, and fixed monthly payments are required equal to 2.00% of initial promo purchase amount until promo is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases.

  • Reduced 5.99% APR and fixed monthly payments equal to 3.00% of promo purchase amount - Until Paid in Full

Estimated payoff period 37 months. Monthly interest will be charged on promo purchases from the purchase date at a reduced 5.99% APR, and fixed monthly payments are required equal to 3.00% of initial promo purchase amount until promo is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. 

  • No Monthly Interest if Paid in Full Within 18 Months (Deferred Interest)

Monthly interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 18 months. Fixed monthly payments are required equal to 2.50% of the highest balance applicable to this promo purchase until paid in full. No monthly interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 18 Months. If you do not, monthly interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Fixed monthly payments are required equal to 2.50% of the highest balance applicable to this promo purchase until paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional purchases, except that the fixed monthly payment will continue to be required until the promo purchase is paid in full.


Standby Generator Maintenance

The process of owning a standby generator doesn't end with installation. Even though an automatic standby generator system seamlessly provides backup power to your home within seconds of sensing a power outage, it is still important to remember that it’s a major piece of outdoor power equipment with an engine. Routine generator maintenance is required to make sure it will perform as expected when you need it most and to get the most value out of your new standby generator.

Lean on Your Dealer

Not only is your standby generator installed professionally, but that dealer will also work with you moving forward. From the simple to the more serious, your local dealer will be able to provide any maintenance needs your system may encounter while under warranty and throughout the lifespan of the unit. Be sure to ask your dealer about your standby generator maintenance agreement.

Weekly Self Cycle

Every week, your standby generator system will run a test cycle for about 20 minutes. Your home won’t be transferred to backup power during the test, but it’s a critical cycle to self-diagnose any generator issues that may prevent the system from providing backup power when it counts. This cycle will happen automatically at the same time every week once you set the day and time.

Monitor Your Generator

Keeping your pulse on the status of your generator system ensures it is ready to power your home’s appliances when it’s called upon. Wireless generator monitoring systems like InfoHub™ are compatible with your computer, tablet or smartphone and can send you and your dealer alerts about any generator maintenance needs and overall performance.

Simple Generator Maintenance

Much like other products in your garage, simple maintenance is required from time to time to keep your backup generator system humming. Generator maintenance kits can be purchased and include an air filter, spark plug, oil filter, funnel and oil for routine repairs. For cold climates where the temperature drops below 30 °F, a cold weather kit includes a battery warmer and two oil heaters to keep your generator warm and ready to start up when the temperature outside drops.


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1Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details.

2Based on purchase volume and receivables.