Cummins Home Generators

The Power to Protect Your Home

Are you ready to protect your home with the guaranteed peace of mind delivered by a home generator?

This buying guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of choosing your generator, so you can rest easy knowing you will make the right choice for you and your family.

Why You Need Backup Power

Driven by severe weather, aging infrastructure and equipment failure, power outages are on the rise, and severe outages can cost you thousands of dollars. Many Americans do not have a solution to protect their home when their power fails. In a recent survey of 1,000 people who experienced a hurricane and power outage, 3 in 4 wished they had been more prepared. 

To keep your home bright and safe during the darkest storms, turn to the world’s proven leader in power generation – Cummins.

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Did You Know: Power grid outages have increased 450% since 2003.


Select Your Generator Type: Portable vs Standby

Portable generators are designed for short-term use and require you to manually turn them on and plug in select household items. Standby generators – like Cummins QuietConnect – are hard-wired into your home and automatically kick in as soon as there is any interruption in utility power service. The right standby generator can power your entire home indefinitely.

  Portable Generators Standby Generators
Cost Typically priced between $400-$1,000 Typically priced between $3,000-$10,000
Fuel Runs off tanks of gasoline, propane or diesel. Requires manual refueling during an extended power interruption No refueling required, as it runs off your home's natural gas or liquid propane line
Maintenance Regular manual maintenance intervals required for readiness and long-life Automatic maintenance and remote system monitoring
Start Up Must be switched on manually when the power goes out Automatically switches on when the power goes out

Evaluate Your Power Needs

Whether you want to power your entire home through an outage, or just keep critical systems running, Cummins has a home generator for your unique needs. Use our helpful interactive calculator to estimate the right size generator for your family’s needs.

Calculate Your Home's Power Needs



Generator Pricing & Installation

The peace of mind that comes with owning a home generator is more affordable than you may think. Cummins QuietConnect standby generators start at just $3,591 USD plus automatic transfer switch and installation costs. And it’s a great investment in your home’s resale value. Cummins Onan portable generators also offer great value, starting at just $815 USD. These are a great option if you experience only minor, infrequent power outages.

Buy Your Home Generator

Whether you’re in the market for a portable generator or a whole house standby generator, your local Cummins authorized dealer has just what you need. With an industry-leading network of dealers and technicians, Cummins customers can expect world-class service and support, starting with your selection and purchase of your new home generator. 

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