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What is Home Power Backup?

Home Power Backup provides the full security and flexibility of being able to keep the lights and power on at your home in the event of a power outage.

It’s as simple as getting a generator and having it connected to your home.

Does a Portable Generator Have What it Takes to Power My Whole Home?

Most generators serve a dual purpose of emergency backup power and are in the 4000-6000 watt range that also double as a great jobsite generator where power may not be available. Sure, this will work great for running lights, a refrigerator, and a microwave but the hassle will lie with running extension cords and choosing which items to power when and monitoring constantly to assure you don’t overload the Generator.

DuroMax Generators Are Designed with Home Power Backup in Mind

We offer some of the largest power producing models currently in the market that feature the capability of using one cord to power your whole house. These models range from 10,000 to 15,000 watts and feature both a 240 Volt capability, as well as a 50 Amp connection that can power not only the fridge, microwave, and lights but also large equipment such as multiple central air conditioners* (when used with soft start), gas water heats and even gas furnaces. Depending on the time of they year maybe you need to run your electric furnace or hot water from your electric water heater is more important, then the DuroMax can handle these loads as well with the right load management.

Do I Need a Portable Generator?

Yes! As the nations power grid ages and deteriorates, power outages are more and more of a common occurrence regardless of where you live. From tornadoes and winter storms all the way tosummertime wildfires, you can never be too prepared for the power to go out. Your family will thank you and you will be able to enjoy the comforts of a fully powered home regardless of the time of the year.

Choosing The Right Generator For Your Home Power Backup Needs

Portable Home Power Backup is flexible and can work with anyone’s budget!

In a smaller home with a few circuits that only requires a smaller generator this can start at $600 but to really reap the benefits and have full power outage protection for all circuits and central air conditioning in most 50 year old and newer homes we recommend 12,000 watt generators and up. A DuroMax Generator paired with an interlock kit, 50 Amp Cord and a few hours from an electrician to make the final connection, this will put you in the ballpark of about $1500-$1600.

Permanent or Standby generators are very costly as the Generator upfront will run $4000+ just for the unit. Once installation, plumbing for fuel line, and using an electrician for the final connections it is safe to say that all-in or turn-key packages will set you back $10,000 - $12,000 to start.

How Much Power Do I Need?

Ideal for Home Power Backup, DuroMax carries a wide assortment of portable generators ranging from smaller 5,000-watt generators to larger high output 16,000-watt generators that can power your entire home.

Read below to determine which generator will best suit your needs:

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How Do I Connect My Generator to My Home?

You have the option of using a transfer switch or interlock kit to connect your generator to your home. A transfer switch can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a thousand dollars for parts and labor to install. An interlock kit fits on top of your home’s existing power panel and costs on average between 50 - 70 dollars.


An interlock kit are pieces that provide the function of using your homes existing power panel instead of a transfer switch and allows you to lock out the power that is fed to your home from your utility company.


The panel cannot back feed the generator and isolates your generators power to your home. To achieve this, you will only need a 50-amp inlet box and cord, which can run about 200 – 300 dollars depending on the length of the power cord.


The power cord will supply the power from your generator into the 50 Amp inlet box. This allows it to pass through into your panel for distribution into your home. No more guessing which circuits to power or running cords through windows or doors!