Backup Generator Comparison: Kohler 14kW vs. Generac Guardian 14kW

Deciding on the perfect generator solution for your home can be a tough decision. Especially when you live in an area like Miami and are caught smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. There’s nothing more important than being prepared for any type of disaster that could possibly occur and one of the best methods of storm preparation is with a backup generator. But with so many options, the real question is…which one will you choose. We’ll take a side-by-side look at the Kohler 14 kW and Generac Guardian 14kW to find out which offers the best power, performance and efficiency for your home.

The Kohler 14 kW

The Kohler 14 kW is perfect for powering your home during those unexpected power outages. Within 10 seconds, the Kohler 14 kW backup generator has got you covered with high quality power that can easily run a large air conditioner unit. The Kohler 14 kW standby generator offers a 120/240 voltage at 60 Hz and a Kohler Command Pro OHV CH740 Engine that is as reliable as it is powerful. In addition, the Kohler backup generator also automatically runs a self-diagnostic test that is ultra-quiet every week to maintain efficiency. All of this is packed into the tiny 48” 26” x 29” package that will power your home through those pesky Miami storms.

The Generac Guardian 14 kW

The Generac Guardian 14 kW presents itself as a worthy opponent to the Kohler 14 kW. While the 48” x 25” x 29” package of the Generac Guardian is slightly smaller than the Kohler 14 kW, there is still a lot of room for improvement. The Generac Guardian comes with the Generac OHVI V-Twin engine. The engine warm-up takes an estimated 10 seconds to begin, however the engine start sequence takes an estimated 16 seconds. The Generac Guardian 14 kW does feature an overcrank protection feature that comes in handy.

The Winner Is…

Between the two, the Kohler 14 kW standby generator seems to be the more formidable of the two. While the Generac Guardian 14 kW is a great alternative the Kohler 14 kW presents itself as a generator with more reliability to safely power your home.