Standby Generators

Standby generator partnership provides backup power solution

An extended power outage is more than an inconvenience. On those rare occasions when storms cause an extended blackout, a standby generator guarantees you’ll have the power you need to remain comfortable and productive.

Walton EMC has partnered with its material supply cooperative, GRESCO, and another Georgia-based electrical solutions company, Anderson Power Services, to make it easy for customer-owners to purchase and install a quality standby generator at a competitive price.

Loan Also Available

In addition, the co-op’s HomePlus Loan is available to finance any generator purchase for qualified customer-owners. Click here for more information on the HomePlus Loan.

Tax Benefits

Investing in a standby generator to protect your home business may even be a tax deduction. Check with your tax advisor.

Call Anderson Power Services at 770-796-0047 for a free, no-obligation site survey.

Click here to learn more about the generator program. Most units can be installed in less than three weeks.

Standby Generator 101

A whole-house standby generator runs on natural gas or propane. It is permanently installed outside the home (similar to a central air conditioning unit).

It continuously senses utility power and, if an outage is detected, comes on automatically. When it activates, it cuts off the home’s electrical system from the grid and takes over until it isn’t needed anymore. At that point, it seamlessly switches back to the grid.

Technician servicing Generac generator
Not only will you get expert installation of your Generac generator, the professionals at Anderson Power Services can also maintain the system. That way, backup power is truly worry-free and ready when you need it.

A whole-house standby generator can power all the appliances your family is accustomed to using. It can power everything in your home at once, including critical hard-wired systems like air conditioning, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large appliances.

Through GRESCO and Anderson Power Services, Walton EMC customer-owners can purchase a market-leading Generac home standby generator. The core product offering is a Generac 22KW Response Series, ideal for the average 2,500-square-foot home in Georgia. The unit is competitively priced and comes with a seven-year warranty on parts and labor.

The Generac unit is also distinguished by its remote monitoring feature. It can be monitored via phone, tablet or computer.

A home standby unit is a significant investment — locally averaging $9,000 to $10,000 total for the unit and installation at existing homes with natural gas service. Where natural gas is not available, Walton EMC customer-owners can expect to pay an average of $1,000 to $2,000 additional for a propane fuel installation.

An optimum time to install a whole-house generator is when your home is under construction. Wires and gas lines are easier and less expensive to run before walls, floors and ceilings are covered. Plus, rolling the cost of the generator into the mortgage is almost insignificant when it comes to monthly payments.