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Residential Generator Frequently Asked Questions

FM Generator’s commitment to its residential customers, is to supply the best in class equipment for less than the discount home centers and offer a PM program that ensures reliability well beyond the warranty period of the generator.   As a commercial generator company with 45+ years in the industry, we understand that you are not buying a generator so much as you are purchasing reliability.

Why buy a standby generator instead of a portable generator?

  • Safer fuel storage and operation – mitigates fire and carbon monoxide dangers as unit is installed outdoors
  • Automatic operation – when the power goes out, the generator turns on automatically
  • Reliability – standby generators auto test weekly identifying failures before the generator needs to operate in an outage
  • Power quality – better voltage and frequency regulation

What brand of Residential Generators does FM offer?

Our primary line is Fortress by Briggs & Stratton offered in 10-20kw, propane and natural gas. Only authorized dealers have access to the Fortress brand. We also sell the standard Briggs & Stratton line offered in 10-20kw, propane and natural gas. Fortress brand offers 6-year warranty; Briggs & Stratton brand offers 5-year warranty.

What is the typical sell price for a standby generator?

Full installations start as low as $6,500. Typically, a turnkey installation costs between $7,500 – $9,500, which includes the first year PM service.

Why choose Briggs & Stratton over Generac or Kohler?

  • No proprietary or dealer locked controls
  • Same features as commercial grade equipment
  • Briggs & Stratton stands behind their products by offering comprehensive warranty services
  • Replacement parts readily available

What is remote monitoring and is it available for Fortress and Briggs & Stratton brands?

Yes, it is available for both the Fortress and Briggs & Stratton brands! Remote monitoring allows you to receive alerts and monitor the status of your home generator from anywhere. You can even have alerts sent directly to your service provider.

Do you offer financing for home power systems?

Financing is available through Synchrony Financial. Contact our sales team at for more information.

FM Generator’s commitment to its customers is to provide best in class, reliable equipment and reliable 24/7 service. We will visit your home for free to provide a generator quote. Contact us today at 855-FMGEN-ON or for your free consultation!