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How Much Does a Commercial Generator Typically Cost?

Commercial Generator

We all know how inconvenient a blackout can be at home, but at an office, factory, or other commercial facility, it can be an even greater inconvenience with potentially drastic consequences. Without a generator, businesses lose valuable hours of production time during a power outage, and prolonged outages could potentially force a business to close its doors. This is why it's crucial for any business owner to prepare for a power outage or blackout by purchasing a commercial generator. 

If this is your first time looking for generators, you may feel intimidated, as there are a variety of factors, such as wattage, location, type, size, that can influence your purchase. Not surprisingly, generator prices vary from $300 to $20,000 depending on these factors. If you want something fairly simple, such as a portable standby generator with 3,250 watts, then it will cost around $320. However, these low wattage generators are more geared toward residential use and may not be able to fully meet your needs.

Determining the amount of kW your facility requires can also help you get an idea of how much a commercial generator will cost. Currently, the approximate cost is $300 to $500 per kW. Most small to medium sized businesses need commercial generators between 2kW and 20kW. For large industrial businesses, 20kW to 250kW is best. While the generator alone can cost up to a few thousand dollars, the entire installation can cost more, depending on the conditions and requirements of the facility. 

Purchasing and installing a generator is no small task, but with the right help, you can feel confident that the one you purchase is more than capable of meeting the demands of your business. At American Generators Sales & Service, we offer commercial generators that can accommodate facilities of any size, so contact us today for a free estimate! 

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