How Much Does A Generator Cost?

So you’re interested in backup power, but want to know how much it will cost? Since factors like generator size and a customized installation process can influence the cost of installing a home generator, the best way to get a quote is to get in touch with a local dealer. If you’re not quite ready to reach out to a dealer for a quote, here are a few things to consider:

  • Our standby generators start at about $2,500 for an 8 kW unit with an Automatic Transfer Switch.

8-10-12 kW

  • A home generator + installation typically starts under $6,000.
    • Total cost will vary from home-to-home based on your power and installation needs.


  • Not sure what size generator is best for your home? We can help.

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  • Easy financing is available.
    • Choose from a range of financing options.
    • Enjoy budget-friendly payments with no pre-payment penalties.
    • Get convenient online account management.


  • If residential generators are out of your range, consider portable power as an alternative.


Ready for a quote?

We can’t stress it enough: It’s important to meet with an authorized dealer to discuss your options in order to get an accurate quote. Find out what you need and how much it’ll cost. No strings attached. Get a quote HERE.


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2 Responses to “How Much Does A Generator Cost?”

  1. terri kallail
    September 22, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    Beware of this company that only deals with dealers. Beware of dealers like the one in davenport iowa.

    Best advice by a generator from a company with customer service..

    • KOHLER Generators
      KOHLER Generators
      September 23, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      HI Terri –

      One of our customer experience team specialists attempted to e-mail you yesterday, but the e-mail/e-mail address came back as undeliverable. Could you provide us with your current contact information?