Throughout the calendar year, those of us in the Fraser Valley are bound to experience power outages. During these outages, we find ourselves constantly refreshing BC Hydro’s status update page more often than we care to admit, while saving our phone batteries should we need them into the evening. It’s at these points during the year that we wonder – “Why haven’t I invested in home or business generators?”

Thankfully, there are plenty of generators on the market, ripe for your investment before another power outage happens. As a note, if you are searching for custom selection and installation support from our team at Stapleton Electric, learn more here

We have compiled generators that you might consider investing in for this coming calendar year, to prepare your home or business for an inevitable power outage.

Here are six generators to consider for your home or business in 2021

We have multiple options on the list for you to consider, from portable generators that will power a room or accessories, to standby generators that will power your entire home or business. Be sure to connect with us to determine the ideal solution for your home or business.


1. Generac 30,000W Liquid Cooled 120/240 3-Phase Automatic Standby Generator with Aluminum Enclosure

We’re starting with the generator of all generators! The Generac is the ideal solution if you are looking to back up your entire home or business. While not necessary for the average home owner, this may be an option for you if your business relies on full scale power during an outage. This device runs a weekly self-test to ensure that you are protected during a potential outage.


2. FIRMAN 3650/3300 Watt Remote Start Inverter Portable Generator CARB and cETL Certified

A much smaller, but still powerful option, the Firman Portable Generator is an ideal solution for powering smaller elements of your home or during a camping trip. This smaller option gives up to 10 hours of run time, though it will not power your entire home like the Generac.


3. FIRMAN 10000/8000 Watt 50A 120/240V Remote Start Gas Portable Generator cETL Certified w/ Wheel Kit

A more robust option from the same brand, Firman, packs a greater punch and promises to be the best of the best within the Firman line. At 10,000 watts, this generator is a remote, electric start and Canadian emissions certified. The 8 gallon tank provides 12 hours of run time


4. King Canada 5100W Gasoline generator with wheel kit

An affordable solution for the Fraser Valley home owner, the King Canada generator provides 5,100 starting watts and an electric ignition. This is best used for a residential home, and comes with a spark plug socket.


5. Powermate 3800 Watt Portable Generator, 49-ST / CSA

Another portable option, the Powermate promises to be powerful enough to run small electric appliances or power tools for a project in your home. It also promises to provide 21 hour run time, which makes it an excellent solution if you are looking to power up accessories during an outage.


6. Westinghouse WGen9500DF Remote Electric Start Portable Dual Fuel Generator

Last, but certainly not least, on our list is the Westinghouse generator which is a powerful back-up power solution for your home in emergency situations. We are ending our list with this option as it would be a solution that will support power outages for your home, versus powering smaller accessories in emergency situations. We love the remote start with the key fob that this product offers, as it makes it much easier to start when you need it most.


Generators for your home or business are unique to you and your needs. While these are excellent options for various use cases, it is always beneficial to have a professional opinion for your home or business. To learn more about selecting the best generator, or generators, for your home or business, learn more and contact us here.