Skip to content

Standby Home Generators

Heating expert

Your Local Whole-Home Generator Experts

Electricity isn’t just a necessity; it’s the spark that keeps our world moving forward. Whether you need to protect your home or commercial business from a major power outage, HOP Energy is here to ensure that your life never faces an unwanted disruption.

Generator Brands


Generac Generators

  • Trusted By More Than 70% Of U.S. Homeowners
  • Compatible With Whole-Home & Single-Appliance Power
  • Custom-Tailored Emergency Power Solutions From Our Expert Team
HoneyWell Generator

Honeywell Generators

  • Uninterrupted Power, Even In Sudden Outages
  • Direct Connection To Your Electrical System
  • Compatible With Whole-Home & Single-Appliance Power
  • Custom-Tailored Emergency Power Solutions From Our Expert Team

Your Trusted Full-Service Energy Provider

No matter what your energy needs look like, our team is here to help. Connect with us to find custom-tailored solutions today.

Our Generator Services

Here’s how HOP Energy keeps local homes and businesses thriving with comprehensive power outage support.

Customer Reviews

I had my boiler serviced. Gerard did a thorough job bringing my boiler to 84% efficiency. Not bad for a 20 year old unit! He also spotted a problem, before it becomes an emergency. Knowledgeable and professional, who can ask for more.
Clifford FitzGerald
I've been a long time customer of HOP and have always had courteous and timely services. Today was no different, Mary Ann F, was able to schedule service for my heater and accommodate my schedule.
James Messina
The technician was courteous & efficient The texts & phone calls before arrival & when the service call was completed were all very helpful.
John Calefato 
Very prompt in delivering heating oil! Thank you very much!
Mark Stevens

Frequently Asked Questions

A home generator is an essential standby power system that comes into use when the power goes out. There are two types of generators: portable and standby generators. HOP Energy provides complete installation, repair, and maintenance services for both types of generators.

In the event of a power outage, a standby generator ensures your home remains powered automatically. If you cannot be without electricity for any length of time, a standby generator is a must-have.
The generator size you need depends on whether you want to power essential items or the entire house. A generator rated between 5,000 to 7,500 watts can run essential items like a refrigerator, freezer, sump pump, and lighting circuits. But to power all your home’s electrical items, you may need a larger unit.
If you frequently experience power outages, a whole-house generator is a worthy investment. A whole-house generator can also be necessary for those who require consistent medical equipment power.
There are two primary types of home generators: portable and standby. A portable generator is designed to be durable and can withstand harsh environments. They are typically gas-powered, but there are other fuel options available. On the other hand, standby generators automatically operate when your home loses electrical power. They run on diesel fuel, liquid propane, or natural gas.
Choosing the right type of generator depends on your specific needs and situation. Our team of experts can help you determine which type of generator is the best fit for your home.
Standby generators automatically power your home when there’s an electrical outage, without the need for your presence. Backup generators require you to be present to use them. You can use a backup generator to run essential items like a refrigerator, freezer, and sump pump. Alternatively, you can purchase a larger backup generator for all your electrical needs.
Standby generators and whole-house generators are two types of backup power systems that provide electricity to homes during power outages. Standby generators are automatic and start working without manual intervention, whereas whole-house generators are larger and capable of supplying power to your entire home. Choosing the right type of generator depends on the specific needs of your home and your power requirements during emergencies.

One way to connect a generator to your house is by using extension cords to plug in individual appliances. This method provides localized power during an outage, but it may require multiple cords and careful management.

Alternatively, you can install a transfer switch to connect your generator to your home's circuit panel. This allows for efficient power distribution to multiple circuits or the entire house, eliminating the need for extension cords.

A backup generator typically has a runtime of around 3,000 hours. However, this can vary depending on factors such as maintenance, usage patterns, and environmental conditions. A standby generator, known for its durability and reliability, can last between 30 and 40 years. The lifespan of a standby generator largely depends on the quality of the system, regular maintenance, and usage.
A standby generator is capable of running 24 hours a day without interruption, however a backup generator may require periodic shutdowns for refueling.
Once installed and configured, a standby generator will start automatically without manual intervention, providing seamless backup power to your home. The process of starting a backup generator typcially is manual, so it's important to refer to the operating instructions provided by the manufacturer for specific guidance.
Yes, Generac generators offer flexibility in powering your home during a power outage, with options for complete house coverage, managed house coverage, and essential circuit coverage.
The current wait time for Generac generators is approximately 20 weeks, reflecting the high demand for these generators due to power outages and increased awareness of the need for reliable backup power solutions.