Just as there are scores of standby generators on the market, there is a world of accessories and upgrades available, too. Here are just a few.

GenReady™ load center panel by Generac

Installed during new home construction or when upgrading electrical panels during remodeling, the GenReady panel is a three-in-one system that incorporates the main panel, transfer switch, and emergency panel. This simplifies installation, which can significantly reduce costs. www.generac.com

Manual Transfer Switch from Eaton

The Manual Transfer Switch allows homeowners to start up a generator and restore power to pre-designated critical circuits when utility power is not available. Contractor-friendly features make installation quick and easy; 24/7 customer support comes standard. www.eaton.com

OnCue™ Generator Management System from Kohler

The first and only program that allows homeowners to remotely manage generator performance via the Internet. This is an especially helpful feature for those with multiple residences. www.kohlerpower.com

26R Battery from Generac

Every standby generator requires a battery to start the system. Generac recommends the 26R, a wet-cell battery that’s applicable for virtually all of the manufacturer’s residential standby generators. www.generac.com

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