A standby generator can be very useful no matter whether you need energy in the case of an emergency, in the summer or in the winter. Lowes carries a nice selection of standby generators by brands such as Centurion and Kohler. Some of these generators have transfer switches, some of them are air cooled, and some of them are liquid cooled.
If you get cut off from the power lines and you want to make sure you maintain power, then a generator is a very reasonable investment. To buy one of these units do not have to cost too much money, however it will definitely give you peace of mind: just to know that in an emergency you're covered and you don't have to worry. Some of these generators are very quiet which can be a relief since some units can be annoyingly loud. You can also find automatic transfer switch generators as well as liquid cooled standby generators among this collection. To pick the right generator can definitely be a bit tricky. These take up quite a bit of room so you should think about how much power you actually would need in case something happened and go from there. Over at Lowes you can find a couple of different brands such as Centurion and Kohler and they work differently, so it could be a good idea to talk to the staff at your nearest home improvement store and get all your questions answered since this is a pretty big purchase to make and you better have the space for it since most of these are quite large.
Centurion 16,000-Watt (LP) / 15,000-Watt (NG) Automatic Home Standby Generator, Air-Cooled
"Power to start a 5-ton A/C unit, includes automatic transfer switch with 16 circuits protected. Patent pending ultra-quiet self-test mode runs engine at lower rpm making generator 50% quieter to meet all know sound requirements"
Kohler 27,000-Watt (NG) Standby Generator with Transfer Switch, Liquid-Cooled
"Kohler Co. provides one-source responsibility for the generating system and accessories. The generator set and its components are prototype-tested, factory-built, and production-tested"
Kohler 13,000-Watt (NG) Standby Generator with Automatic Transfer Switch, Liquid-Cooled
"Enclosures reduce sound levels and protect the generator set from the elements, animal intrusion, and unwanted entry"
Centurion 45,000-Watt (LP) / 43,000-Watt (NG) Home Standby Generator with Automatic Transfer Switch, Liquid-Cooled
"Patent-pending ultra-quiet test mode Runs 50% quieter to meet all known sound requirements. Tough paint finish for unmatched durability"
These generators can be found at lowes.com