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The process is relatively simple, but worth understanding.

Unlike freestanding or off-the-shelf generators, when you trust Oklahoma Generator to provide you with expert product guidance and installation, you’ll hardly notice the next power outage.

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1. Utility Power Is Lost

It could be a storm, equipment failure, or an overwhelmed grid. Regardless of the cause, the electricity you depend on has suddenly stopped flowing.

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2. The Generator Responds

In a matter of seconds, the outage triggers your generator to turn on and restore power to your home.

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3. Automatic Power-Up

Whether you’re home or away, awake or asleep, your generator will turn on, get up to speed, and start generating electricity.

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4. Electricity Restoration

Until power from the grid returns, the automatic transfer switch will send ongoing generator power to your home. Once it detects power from the grid, the generator will automatically switch off until the next outage.

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Generator FAQ

What is an automatic backup generator?

An automatic backup generator is a backup electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It sits outside like a central AC unit and operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas.

Do generators have to be maintained?

Generators are small engines with many moving parts, and therefore require maintenance, such as oil and filter changes. We offer scheduled maintenance and kits so you can rest easy knowing your generator is ready for the next outage.

What type of oil should I use in my home backup generator?

Refer to your owner’s manual for details or give us a call for the advice Oklahomans rely on.

Can I install a generator myself?

The Guardian Series systems come prepackaged and pre-wired, with comprehensive installation instructions. However, you should be aware that generator installation requires potentially deadly hazards. You are dealing with flammable gas, electricity, and toxic carbon monoxide gas. Therefore, we strongly recommend professional installation. This also ensures adherence to all local, state, and national electrical codes.

If I have a problem with my generator, where do I go for help?

Oklahoma Generator is the state’s most trusted service provider for Generac installation, maintenance, and repair. We can repair your system, whether you purchased from us our not.

What does maintenance include?

As part of Oklahoma Generator’s maintenance plan, we will run a full inspection on your generator. During this inspection, we check belts and hoses, replace filters, drain and replace engine oil, change spark plugs as needed, check wires and all fluid levels, update controller firmware, and load test the battery.

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