Generator or Battery Backup: Which Is Better for Your Home?

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Generator or Battery Backup: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Wondering whether a generator or battery backup is better for your home? Backup power is becoming more and more of a necessity in Northern California. Outages from wildfires, high winds, and storms combined with scheduled utility blackouts leave millions without power. You don’t have to live in the dark—Energy Saving Pros will help you find the most suitable, most affordable solution for protecting your home with backup power. 

Generator or Battery Backup—Which Is Better?

During power outages, you need a self-sustaining backup system that will operate independently of the grid. Batteries and generators power life-saving medical equipment, pump well water, and keep air-conditioning systems operational during heat waves. Whether you need a generator or backup battery storage will depend on your unique situation and requirements. Energy Saving Pros can help you assess your energy needs and goals, then recommend the best backup system for your home.

Longest Lifespan 

Solar backup batteries are the best long-term investment. Most carry a warranty for 10 years or 10,000 cycles, but they can last much longer and require very little maintenance. Store the energy your solar array produces and use it whenever you need it—even if it’s dark outside. Your savings will only accumulate over time as you produce more of the energy you consume and minimize your dependence on the grid.

Most Reliable

Home generators can be plumbed directly into your existing gas line, so that there are no interruptions when the power goes out. If you are operating medical devices or other equipment that requires constant power, generators are a very reliable option. Generators will turn on and off automatically, and can be controlled with a remote when necessary. Energy Saving Pros specializes in Generac, Honeywell, and Kohler brands. We also sell portable DuraMax generators.


If your energy goals include going green, solar could be the right choice for you. Solar is silent and eco-friendly—batteries don’t generate any greenhouse gases or any noise pollution. Californians continue to increase their investments in clean energy, and solar power installations make sense for most homeowners. Now is the time to invest in renewable power for your home. You can offset the upfront cost of solar with the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) rebates and financing options from Energy Saving Pros.

Contact Us

Are you ready to invest in generator or battery backup? Energy Saving Pros can help you determine the best solution for your home and your budget. We service all of Northern California, from Greater Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay area. Don’t get left in the dark when the power goes out—request a free quote from our energy advisors today!


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