What is a Whole Home Generator
A whole home generator, also referred to as a whole house generator, provides reliable backup power during outages, ensuring your essential appliances, systems, and electronics stay on. It can be operated on solar, propane, or natural gas, making it a convenient and stress-free solution for your home application. A generator for houses automatically switches to backup power within seconds, providing uninterrupted power for critical systems. Investing in a whole house generator gives you peace of mind during power outages.
Benefits of Whole
Investing in a whole home generator guarantees your home’s power supply, giving you and your family peace of mind during outages.
Whole house generators offer superior backup power compared to portable generators, with convenient fuel options, permanent installation, and advanced features like smart remote monitoring.
Whole house generators that require no installation offer the convenience of backup power without the hassle of setup and permanent placement.
How to Choose
a Whole House Generator?
a whole house generator, consider:
Choose a generator that runs on a readily available fuel source, such as solar.
Pick a generator that can support the actual power needs of your home.
Choose a generator with a good balance of power and affordability,with low operating costs.
Peace of mind
Pick a generator with automated operation and a maintenance-free life,for seamless power during outages.
Types of Home Backup Solutions
If you’re considering a whole home generator, there are three main types to choose from: gas generators, solar generators, and home battery systems. Each offers unique advantages depending on your specific needs and preferences.
A gas generator uses natural gas or liquid propane to generate electricity for homes and businesses during power outages.
- Readily available fuel source.
- Typically less expensive.
- Run for extended periods.
- Requires fuel line installation.
- Fuel shortage impact.
An environmentally friendly generator that utilizes solar energy to produce electricity for homes and businesses during power outages or other power interruptions.
- Eco-friendly, no emissions.
- Quiet and maintenance-free.
- Uses sustainable, free fuel.
- Requires sufficient sunlight.
A home battery stores excess electricity generated by solar panels or utility grids to provide backup power during outages and optimize energy consumption.
- Backup power during outages.
- Reduce electricity bills
- No noise pollution, or fumes.
- Higher upfront cost.
- Limited energy storage capacity.
- Needs a compatible inverter system.
1 x DELTA Pro
3600W | 3.6 kWh | 120V
Up to 1-day of essential power
2 x DELTA Pros + Double Voltage Hub
7200W | 7.2-21.6 kWh | 240V
Up to 1-day of essential power
Smart Control Kit
DELTA Pro + Smart Home Panel
3600/ 7200W ｜3.6-25kWh | 120V/240V
Up to 1-day of essential power
Why Choose EcoFlow
At EcoFlow, we offer reliable, easy, affordable, and cleaner power solutions for your home. Our solutions are designed with user-friendly features, a low noise level, low maintenance, and plug-and-play capabilities, making us a smart choice for homeowners. From advanced safety features to efficient energy utilization, our whole house generator solutions perfectly combine performance and convenience. With a focus on sustainability, choosing EcoFlow means making a responsible decision for you, your family, and the environment. Trust us for your home’s backup power needs and enjoy peace of mind during power outages.
EcoFlow Whole Home Generator
8kwh/L (Natural Gas)
CO/ Hydrocarbon/ Oxynitride, etc
Indoors or Sheltered outdoors
No need for maintenance. Charge it from AC, solar, DC, car when needed.
Requires regular maintenance. Changing the filters, the spark plugs and clean the crankcase breather.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it worth getting a whole house generator?
A whole house generator ensures that you and your family have energy security when a power outage strikes. With extreme weather events becoming more common and the aging power grid becoming increasingly unreliable, there has never been a better time to invest in a whole house generator. You can also save on your electricity bills over time — or even eliminate them completely with clean, renewable solar power.
What is the cost of a whole house generator?
The cost of a whole house generator depends on numerous factors. The most critical are fuel type, power output and storage requirements, and how much electricity your family consumes. Gas generators may be cheaper upfront, but generators that offer solar charging with solar panels will save you money on fuel, maintenance, and lifespan in the long run.
Can the EcoFlow whole home generator run on renewable energy sources?
Yes. The EcoFlow whole home generator solution offers up to 1600W of solar charging capacity using portable, rigid, or flexible solar panels (3200W if you connect two DELTA Pros with a Double Voltage hub). How much electricity your whole house generator can provide in a day depends on environmental factors such as how many hours of peak sunlight your home receives. Still, solar generators function even on overcast or stormy days. You also have the option to add the Smart Generator (Dual Fuel), which can run on clean-burning and easy-to-store propane (LPG), as an additional backup charging source.
Can a portable generator power a whole house?
Yes, you can power your whole house using a DELTA Pro portable power station and solar panels. Which configuration is right for you depends on your household electricity consumption and how many appliances you want to run simultaneously during a blackout. If your HVAC systems require electricity, you’ll probably want to invest in the Advanced Kit, 4 - 8 x rigid 400W solar panels, and additional storage capacity with DELTA Pro Smart Extra Batteries.
What kind of fuel does the EcoFlow whole house generator run on?
One of the most significant advantages of the EcoFlow whole house generator is how many charging options it gives you. Using solar panels, you can generate up to 1600W of clean, renewable solar power simultaneously. You can keep your system fully charged between blackouts by quickly charging it with household (AC) electricity. You even have the option to recharge using propane (LPG) and/or gasoline by adding a Smart Generator Dual Fuel to your setup.
How often do I need to perform maintenance on my EcoFlow whole home generator?
One of the many advantages of solar-powered whole house generators is that they require no regular maintenance. Aside from keeping your solar panels free from obstructions and cleaning them every 6-12 months, your EcoFlow whole home generator requires no maintenance, unlike gas generators that need routine upkeep. And because solar is clean and renewable, there are no fuel costs either.
How big of a generator do I need to run my whole house?
Every house is different. There’s no one-size-fits-all generator solution that will work for everyone. That’s why EcoFlow gives you so many options to customize power output and storage to meet your family’s unique needs. To determine how big a generator you need, decide which appliances you want to run simultaneously during a blackout and total up their starting and running wattages. Your generator’s power output capacity must exceed that total wattage — preferably by 10-20%. Looking at your average electricity consumption over the course of a year from your monthly electricity bills is also a good way to estimate how big a generator you need.
Is the whole house generator from EcoFlow easy to install?
The whole house generator solution from EcoFlow is plug-and-play. You can add additional power output and storage capacity — and even a Smart Generator Dual Fuel that operates on propane (LPG) or gas — as easily as plugging an appliance into a wall socket. If you’re using rigid solar panels permanently installed on your roof to generate electricity, you may opt for professional installation. And if you’re integrating your whole house generator with your household wiring with a transfer switch or Smart Home Panel, you may want to hire a professional electrician for half an hour. That’s it.
What happens if there's a power outage while I'm away from home?
You can control and monitor EcoFlow’s whole house generator solution from anywhere with an internet connection using the EcoFlow smartphone app. You can also program your whole house generator regularly to kick in during peak hours to save on your electricity bills. Want your generator to start up immediately during a blackout? You can do that, too — with virtually no interruption to your electricity supply.
What is the expected lifespan of an EcoFlow whole house generator?
The lifespan of any generator is largely dependent on how often you use it. The DELTA Pro portable power station(s) at the heart of EcoFlow’s whole house generator solution can cycle (discharge and recharge) 3,500 times before diminishing in efficiency and 6,500 times before reaching 50% capacity. On average, your whole house generator will last you for 10 years or more and is warrantied for five years.