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New 0% Interest Financing



With more of us working from home than ever before, why wait to have the peace of mind of a standby generator? With our new financing program now you can not only have the best generator installation possible, but also the best financing options!

 You can finance your generator installation in part or in full,  with no early prepayment penalty. With flexible 0% interest financing terms from 18-60 months, we can help make your standby power project affordable with monthly payments starting from $120-150 per month in many cases. We also offer longer, low interest terms as low as $55-75/mo., and a Free 7-year parts and labor warranty is available.



COVID-19 Response & Preparedness

Your standby home generator has always been an essential part of your home, and now more than ever. The security of uninterrupted power will be important as families rely on their homes to protect their loved ones, continue their jobs and try to create some normalcy during a time of increased uncertainty (including suggested home-based quarantines and potentially mandatory ones limiting people to their homes).

Home Power Systems (HPS) is aware of the sensitivity of having technicians at your home for routine or emergency service visits, and has taken the following steps to increase everyone’s safety:

• Testing our technicians regularly to identify any illness symptoms including elevated temperature
• Limiting meetings amongst the technicians and other HPS staff, and developing work-from-home systems where appropriate
• Having technicians keep their vehicles at home to limit the amount of exposure created
• Regular updates to the entire HPS staff on national and local developments related to COVID-19
• Constantly stressing diligent personal hygiene and additional protocols to minimize potential exposure

The functionality of your standby home generator is extremely important, and we would ask that that you keep your normal scheduled maintenance appointments even if you prefer our technicians not enter the home to exercise the transfer switch as part of their visit. We can also handle billing remotely to further reduce the amount of direct exposure between your family and our staff.

The safety and well-being of everyone in the Home Power Systems family is always our top priority. If you know of anyone outside your household who relies on emergency backup power and needs our assistance during this difficult time, please let us know.

We appreciate your business and will be proactive in maintaining the level of service you expect from HPS.

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$500 Off Generator Installation + FREE 7-Year Warranty

With tax season in full swing, we want to help you spend your tax refund wisely. That’s why at Home Power Systems, we will match your tax return up to $500 PLUS get a FREE 7-Year Extended Warranty with any residential Generac generator installation!

Your refund can be used in full or in part as a down payment, plus get 0% financing for 18 months or payments as low as $125/mo.

Never lose power again… Call us today!

Generac PowerPro Premier Dealer Eleven Years Running

Generac PowerPro Premier Dealer Eleven Years Running

 PowerPro is the highest level of distinction available to members of Generac’s independent dealer network and is open only to those that meet the most rigorous set of sales and customer service criteria.  Our customers receive a best-in-class sales and service experience from a National top-tier dealer.  Home Power Systems has been named a performing Premier-level Generac dealer since 2010.

Cold Weather Promo 2019



Our Cold Weather Promo is Back through December 31, 2019!

There has never been a better time to protect your home and family with a Home Standby Generator from Home Power Systems!

Through December 31st, 2019, Home Power Systems will include a FREE 7-year warranty and FREE Generac Cold Weather Kit with every air-cooled generator installation.

Equipping your generator with a Cold Weather Kit is recommended by Generac in our colder NY climate zone.  The Generac Cold Weather Kit features an oil warmer that slips directly under the oil filter and a pad warmer rests under the battery.  Fitting a Cold Weather Kit is a best practice for every Home Power Systems install – a $295 value, free!

Enjoy the added protection and peace-of-mind for years to come with a Free 7-year Extended Warranty from Generac, supported by Home Power Systems.  Instead of Generac’s standard 5-year limited warranty, you’ll receive a 7-year extended parts and labor warranty – a $795 value, free! 

Contact us today to schedule a new quote or update your existing proposal with this limited-time offer!

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Warranty for Generac Guardian Air-Cooled Standby Generators for 9kW – 22kW :


Years 1 and 2 – limited comprehensive coverage on miles, labor, and parts.
Year 3 – limited comprehensive coverage on parts only.
Years 4 and 5 – Limited comprehensive coverage on engine (short block) and alternator (rotor and stator) parts only.


Year(s) 1-7 Parts, Labor and Limited Travel – Provide added protection for your Generac Guardian Home Standby

The PowerPact, EcoGen and Synergy are not eligible for extended warranty.


Generator Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Like any investment, a stand-by home generator requires maintenance to be certain that it will be ready to serve its purpose when the time comes. Regularly scheduled maintenance on these home power solutions is very important, but regularly scheduled maintenance performed properly will give you the peace of mind that you sought in the original purchase of your generator.

Proper preventative maintenance should include:

  • Visual inspection
  • Check intake and exhaust for obstructions
  • Check fault codes
  • Check battery
  • Check oil level/condition
  • Check coolant level and condition (where applicable)
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace spark plug
  • Valve lash adjustment  if required
  • Manual start
  • Verify voltage and frequency output
  • Adjust fuel regulator
  • Adjust engine speed
  • Change oil using synthetic oil and replace oil filter
  • Transfer to generator power with a simulated power outage
  • Transfer back to utility power
  • Re-level generator (when necessary)
  • Paint gas pipe to prevent rusting

While this list seems extensive, every part is just as important as the next to insuring that the generator will run correctly in the event of an outage. A service technician should always provide you with a list of the work performed – not just an invoice.

Use this list in the future to ask the company providing you with preventative maintenance what their visit includes, and make sure that the job they do is worth the price tag. Improper maintenance can lead to failures at the worst possible moments, so be an informed consumer and ensure that your generator will be ready to go when you need it most!

Selecting your Home Generator: What is right for me?

Home stand-by generators have come a long way recently. They seem to have no limit to their capabilities and functionality. Whether it is a select circuit, whole house, or off the grid applications, stand-by generators are more capable and efficient than ever before.  The newest lines of generators produce clean power that is safe for you, your family and your possessions.

When deciding what type of generator is right for you it is important to ask yourself these questions:

1) What are you looking to power up within your home?

Generators have almost no limits these days.  It is very important to know what solutions will have the capabilities you will need. So what kind of back up will you need when the power goes out?  Do you want to provide power to your entire house (Whole House) or just certain parts of your house (Select Circuits)?  Here is some help with that question:

Selected Circuits – This option is an excellent choice for the budget conscious consumer.  Because you are choosing what your generator is actually powering in your house you can spend less money on the generator, and less on fuel.  The only disadvantage is that your house’s power will be limited by the size of the generator and number of circuits you have connected to that generator .

Whole House – This option is designed to provide power to everything in your house including any major electrical draws like an air conditioner.  A whole house generator will run all your appliances, lights, computers, etc.  If you decide to power your whole house there is less flexibility in choosing a generator because your generator will need to be a specific size to provide power to all the necessary circuits in the house.  Your local generator professional can help you make sure you pick the right size generator to power all your circuits when there is a power outage.

2) Do you have any major electrical draws in your home?

Certain items in a home can have a major impact on the amount of power you will need. Major electrical draws include electric appliances, (stove, well pumps, or air conditioning units.) You can use the sizing chart below to get an idea of the capabilities of certain generator models.  Major electrical draws will require a more powerful unit to make sure that your family stays warm or cool, and safe when the power goes out.

3) What is your budget?

When considering your generator solution, cost may be a driving factor in your final selection. Selected circuit solutions are the least expensive as they are pre-wired and make for an easier installation, but there are limitations to what they will power.  Whole house transfer solutions are more expensive, but everything works in the event of an outage.  No disappointments.

Remember, there are two types of generators, Select Circuit and Whole House.  By asking yourself the 3 questions above you should be able to narrow down the options and make an informed and relatively easy decision.

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