Briggs & Stratton Generator Dealer in Indiana
Midwest Generator Solutions specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of home and commercial standby generators and emergency backup generators in Indiana.
Backup Power with Briggs & Stratton Standby Generators
As a leader in engine production since 1908, and a manufacturer of generators since the Second World War, Briggs & Stratton is at the top of the industry. Briggs & Stratton generators have a lot to offer as your backup power partner. From power management innovation, to industry-leading warranties, when you choose a Briggs & Stratton generator from Midwest Generator solutions, you’re choosing to protect your home or business with one of the most trusted names in power generation.
With features like Remote System Status, Flexible Placement, Galvanneal Steel Enclosures, and the Symphony® II Power Management, your Briggs & Stratton generator is sure to see you through years of storm seasons and bad weather. Your Briggs & Stratton generator will also be protected by Briggs & Stratton’s outstanding limited warranties, and all Briggs & Stratton generators are equipped with the Briggs & Stratton V-twin Commercial Engine.
Some of the features of your Briggs & Stratton generator may include the following:
- Remote System Status – Permanently wired and mounted in the home, the Remote System Status Panel provides simple visual cues alerting you to generator issues that need to be addressed.
- Flexible Placement – Tested against tough National Fire Protection Agency standards, some Briggs & Stratton generators are approved to be installed as close as 18” from the structure, according to local codes.
- Galvanneal Steel Enclosure – The automotive-grade galvanneal steel enclosure resists rust and offers protection from the elements.
- Symphony® II Power Management – Automatically manages and balances loads while preventing overload. Allows uninterrupted, whole house power with a smaller generator.
Midwest Generator Solutions is proud to be an authorized dealer of Briggs & Stratton Generator products. With the unbeatable design and manufacturing of your Briggs & Stratton generator, coupled with the world-class service and support from Midwest Generator Solutions, you can have peace of mind that your home or business will be protected during the next power outage.
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You never know when the power will go out but having a backup generator can take the surprise out of it. From providing power to your heating system, to powering your children’s nightlights, there are so many reasons to invest in a backup generator for your home. Here are a few of our favorites. 1.…Read More
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Liquid propane fuel is used to power as many as 40 percent of all home standby generators in the US. Propane needs to be replenished after use to be sure that the tank has enough fuel in it to support the generator’s fuel needs during a power outage. For years, this meant that for many…Read More
Mobile Link App: A Smart Way to Monitor Your Generator
A major part of being sure your home backup generator will be ready to get you through the next power outage is to make sure it is being monitored and maintained. Just like you rely on the fuel gauge in your car to tell you when you need to refill your gas tank, you…Read More
Choosing the Right Generator Maintenance Program
A generator maintenance program includes regularly-scheduled inspections during which a generator technician is able to identify minor problems with equipment and correct them before they cause major damage.Read More
How to Winterize Your Standby Generator
If you’re a native Hoosier or have lived in the Midwest for long, you probably know the pain of a power outage during the thick of winter. Snow and ice accumulations, unpredictable weather changes, and fewer daylight hours create a perfect storm of conditions for a blackout. Luckily, if you have a standby generator, you…Read More
Where to Install a Backup Generator
Choosing to install a backup generator at your home is a good way to give yourself peace of mind and safety during a power outage. Choosing the right location for your generator is a critical step to ensuring that you will get the most out of your investment.Read More
Backup Generators: How Much Power Do I Need?
Sometimes, the hardest part of owning a backup generator is making the initial decision about which generator to purchase. There are a lot of considerations when deciding which generator is right for you. In many cases, the main concern is how much power is needed.Read More
Emergency Planning During a Power Outage for Those Who Rely on Medical Devices
Some medical devices help the users maintain their independence, while others help protect their lives! For people who rely on electricity- and battery- dependent assistive technology and medical devices, having a backup plan during a power outage is critical.Read More
Top Four Myths About Commercial Generators Debunked
When it comes to buying a generator (or anything, for that matter) for your business, you need all the facts you can get. Unless you have a degree in engineering, it is likely that you will have to spend some time researching which commercial generator is right for you. During your research, you will probably uncover some very valuable – and not so valuable – information. And like anything, being able to decipher which information is true and which is a myth is important. Here are the top four myths about commercial generators, debunked.Read More
Backup Power Generators for Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Of all of the industries that shouldn’t go without access to backup power, a healthcare facility probably tops the list. Of course, no business owner wants to miss opportunities for sales or productivity, but for an assisted living or nursing home, the loss could be far greater than just a few dollars. In some states,…Read More
Top Five Reasons Your Backup Generator Isn’t Starting
You probably spent a good deal of time researching the right generator. You might have compared models, prices, and maintenance needs. Of course you want to make sure it’s working properly when you need it. After all, what good is backup power if it doesn’t work? Fortunately, most backup generators run a self-check every few…Read More
Does My Restaurant Need a Backup Generator?
As a restaurant owner, you understand the importance providing your customers with a pleasurable dining experience. The quality of service, the presentation of food, and the ambiance of the dining room are all important. But what if there is a power outage during business hours? Will you continue to serve your customers? Are you forced to close your doors until the lights come back on? Do you have an emergency plan?Read More
Designing a Generator Pad
A properly sized generator pad can make your generator last longer, be easier to service and maintain, and can impact the function of the generator itself.Read More
Backup Generators for Hotels
Ensuring the comfort and safety of your customers is critical to building a positive reputation for your hotel. But a power outage can cost you more than just a few dollars – the damage could even cost you your entire business. You can lose power for a variety of reasons, including storms, electrical infrastructure maintenance…Read More
How Scheduled Generator Maintenance Benefits You
Most generators run an automatic self-check cycle occasionally, so this does give you some peace of mind in knowing the status of your generator. However, just like your car can’t change its own oil even though the “change oil” light may be on, your generator can’t maintain itself. It can only tell you that it needs to be maintained.Read More
Historical Power Outages in Indiana
If it seems the number of power outages have increased over the years, you’re not crazy. According to Dave Davis of NPR, from the 1950s to the 1980s, fewer than five significant power outages per year occurred in the U.S. In 2007, the number increased to 76, and in 2011, there were more than 300.…Read More
Industries That Need Backup Generators
It’s easy to forget how useful a backup generator can be considering we appreciate them only when the power fails. Some people, however, can’t afford to forget. Workers in facilities like hospitals and nursing homes rely on generators to provide them power so they can care for their residents 24/7. Workers in other industries are…Read More
Natural Gas vs. Diesel: The Benefits of Natural Gas Generators
Natural gas is a flammable gas consisting of methane, nitrogen, and carbon. It’s collected from gas pockets inside the earth, and is processed to produce products like propane, ethane, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. What is Natural Gas Used For? In the 19th and 20th centuries, consumers sued natural gas to light houses and streetlights. Today,…Read More
How to Prepare Your Home for a Backup Generator
Power outages occur unexpectedly and affect homes, families, and business’s everywhere. Owning an emergency standby generator takes the fear out of losing power and brings to peace of mind when thinking of others’ safety. A home backup generator protects your home automatically, running on liquid propane or natural gas to keep appliances running. Before purchasing…Read More
Analyzing the Benefits of a Propane Generator
Propane is a flammable, colorless gas present in natural gas and is used as a bottled fuel. Propane integrates itself as an important part of America’s mix, remaking itself into a byproduct of natural gas processing and oil refining. Propane differs from gasoline for multiple reasons, which makes propane generators a better choice for standby…Read More
Top 4 Reasons Why You Need a Backup Generator
“Why do I need a generator?” It’s a question we hear all too often. In 2017, three hurricanes pounded U.S. territories and coastal areas. Millions lost power, and on the mainland, people were without power for days. You don’t have to go through a catastrophe to understand the need for a backup generator, however. We’ve…Read More
Are Quiet Battery Backups a Good Alternative to Generators?
Batteries have a place in home energy systems, but they aren’t yet advanced enough for homeowners to rely on them alone as emergency power sources. Diesel and gas-powered generators are still the most cost-effective sources of power for an emergency outage. What Batteries are Good For Most manufacturers market emergency battery back-up systems alongside solar…Read More
Refer a Friend, Get $100
Earn $100 … for free! Kohler has announced a #ReferAFriend #promotion, which it’s running now until Dec. 31, 2018. All you have to do is refer a friend to purchase a qualified Kohler generator and fill out and mail in this form: https://goo.gl/S5T5UQ.Read More
Briggs & Stratton offering Promotional Extended Warranties for Generators
Briggs & Stratton announced a promotion for extended warranties on their 12kW-20kW generators. Here’s what they wrote: STANDBY POWER – EXTENDED WARRANTY PROMOTION Providing powerful protection is more than installing a standby generator. Customers know that a warranty will provide extra piece of mind that their home and family is protected throughout the years. …Read More
Why EPA Emissions Standards for Diesel Generators Matter
Beginning in 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set in place a tiered emissions standard for nonroad compression-ignition (diesel) engines. The standards went through four stages, called tiers, which tightened the standards for these diesel engines periodically until 2015. All stationary diesel engines currently produced (with some exceptions) must comply with final Tier 4 (T4F) regulations.…Read More
PTO Generators — Purpose, Benefits, and Requirements
What is a PTO Generator? Power Take Off (PTO) generators are mobile units that produce electricity by means of a vehicle’s engine. Commonly used in agriculture and by emergency providers, PTO generators provide power to workers in areas where electricity isn’t accessible. Why They’re Used Agriculture workers and emergency crews use PTO generators because electricity isn’t always…Read More
Looking for a Quiet Generator? We’ve Compared Models
One drawback to standby generators is their noise. Simply put, there is no such thing as a silent generator. Consumers, therefore, conduct thousands of searches on Google every year for “quiet generator,” and understandably so — noise ordinances or the need to appease neighbors may require such a concern. Things to Keep in Mind when…Read More
Why Diesel Generators are Better than Gasoline Generators
Did you know that when utilities like power plants choose standby generators, they go with diesel? Diesel has distinct advantages over gasoline, and it’s because of these advantages that large, industrial players choose it as an emergency power source. There are few large standby generators that even run on gasoline, so comparing high-output gas and…Read More
How to Stop Wet Stacking Damage in your Diesel Generator
You’ve cranked on your diesel generator, expecting to fix the power outage without issue. But after a few hours, black smoke starts pouring from the exhaust. And you notice black ooze collecting around the exhaust, as well. You wonder if the generator is damaged. But good news: it’s not … yet. You’re simply wet stacking…Read More
Commercial Generators Important for Manufacturers
Commercial Generators According to the National Association of Manufacturers, there were 251,901 manufacturing firms in the United States in 2014. All but 3,749 of them employed less than 500 workers. And of these small companies, 75 percent of them employed less than 20 workers. Altogether, these firms employed 12.3 million workers — 9 percent of the workforce in…Read More
If You Lost Electricity
Most people expect to experience a power outage. But they don’t really consider what they lose when the electricity doesn’t work. If electric power disappeared, 21st century life as we know it would end. Indeed, we couldn’t even enjoy 20th century conveniences without electricity. Losing electricity would bring you back to the mid-1800s when large-scale…Read More
Buildings that Require Emergency Power
People usually install backup generators in residential settings for convenience and peace of mind. For commercial and municipal settings, however, emergency power isn’t always optional. It’s required by law. Those laws and ordinances make having emergency power necessary because backup generators power essential services, which are lost when electricity from the grid isn’t available. Backup…Read More
Comparing Standby Generator Brands
Generac, Kohler, Cummins Onan, and Briggs & Stratton standby generators are all popular brands known for quality and dependability. But each brand has traits and features that sets their generators apart from competitors’ products and that attracts certain homeowners. We’ve assembled a list comparing these four brands. The list isn’t by any means exhaustive. Instead,…Read More
Noise Ordinances and Generators
There’s a lot of you have consider when purchasing a standby generator: power needs, brand, fuel type. But once you’ve ordered your generator and before hooking it up, there’s something else you need to keep in mind — ordinances. Most cities in the United States have noise ordinances. Homeowner’s associations often have these types of rules, as…Read More
True Costs of Portable Generators
People commonly purchase portable generators to power their homes in case they lose power. For short outages, this option may be okay. But powering homes isn’t what portable generators do best. And for longer outages, portable generators become as much as a hassle as they are a convenience. The Extra Costs of Portable Generators People…Read More
Briggs & Stratton Offering Extended Warranty on Standby Generators
If you’ve ever thought about purchasing a backup generator, now is a great time to do so. Briggs and Stratton® is offering a ten-year warranty on parts and labor for its 12kW to 20kW standby generators, a $999 value. The offer is only available for generators purchased through August 25, so decide soon whether…Read More
Diesel Standby Generator Maintenance
Diesel standby generators provide uninterrupted power when the electrical grid fails. These generators also provide power at construction sites and other off-grid locations. But they aren’t much use if they don’t start up, especially when power is needed immediately. However, it’s not uncommon that diesel standby generators won’t start. The most common reasons why they…Read More
Ask Midwest Generator Solutions – Generator FAQ’s Part Two
In our last blog post, we addressed some common standby generator questions. Understanding the ins and outs of standby generators for your home or business can help you make the right decision when buying a new one, or help you keep your current generator running smoothly. 1. What is the difference between a standby…Read More
Ask Midwest Generator Solutions – Standby Generator FAQ’s Part 1
Just like with any new device or piece of equipment, it’s important to do your research when investing in a new generator for your home or business.Read More
Six Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage
With storm season upon us, it’s important to be prepared. Here are a few things to keep in mind to prepare for a power outage.Read More
Do I need a home standby generator?
Severe weather and power outages are on the rise in the US. Here in the Midwest, our unpredictable weather can often leave home and business owners without power for hours, or even days. The costs of a power outage can really add up, especially if you aren’t prepared. If you’ve been left in the…Read More
Things to Consider When Shopping for a Standby Generator
So you’ve made the decision to shop for a standby generator. There are plenty reasons why a home or business owner would want a generator. Maybe you live in an area with frequent blackouts. Maybe your business can’t afford to lose electricity. Or maybe you just want the peace of mind that comes with…Read More
Hidden Costs of a Power Outage
Benefits of a Standby Generator During Power Outages When the power goes out, costs can add up quickly. According to a White House report from 2013, power outages caused by severe weather cost the U.S. economy an average of $18 billion to $33 billion a year. Each week, an average of 3.5 million Americans experience…Read More
Generac Generator Conference 2017
Last month, the team at Midwest Generator Solutions hit the road to Nashville, TN to attend the 2017 Generac Generator Annual Conference.Read More
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