Home standby generator systems and portable generators are the two most common types of backup power solutions homeowners choose. Both keep power flowing to a home during a power outage, but in differing ways.

A portable generator is an immediate but temporary solution powered by gasoline, while a home standby generator is an automatic, permanent backup power solution powered by natural gas or liquid propane.

Home Standby vs. Portable Generators Comparison Chart

Briggs & Stratton Portable and Standby Generator Comparison

Now that you know the benefits of standby generators compared to portable generators, you can find the right size and model generator for your needs!