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Commercial Generators 101

What is a Commercial Generator?

kohler commercial generatorA standby commercial generator keeps your power on and your business open during an outage. It’s installed outside your business and comes on automatically when the power goes out within seconds. Commercial generators run on propane or natural gas, so there is no need to refuel.

Who needs one?

Backup power is important for every small business owner. Here are just a some of the benefits:

  1. Protects your inventory during an outage
  2. Keeps the lights, AC, and heat on
  3. Powers your communications, computers, and security system
  4. Keeps your customers coming back and encourages new customers to count on you

Towable or Commercial Generator?

kohler towable generatorTowable

A towable generator is designed for powering a location which would otherwise have limited power. Towable generators can power critical systems, like Air Conditioning, security systems, and freezers.


Commercial generators are ideal for backing up your business. They will automatically respond to a power outage and restore your power within seconds, regardless of whether you are open or not. No need to refuel these generators, they run on natural of LP gas.

How it works?

Before the power goes out

Your automatic transfer switch (ATS) monitors the electricity coming from the utility. It's working 24/7 to protect your home or business.

The power goes out

When the power fails or drops below a certain level, the ATS signals the generator to start. In seconds, the ATS transfers your power from the utility to the generator.

Your generator powers your home or business

Your generator then supplies your home or business with electricity until the utility power is restored.