Hughes Home Generators 101

Why a backup home generator and how do they work.

Home Backup Generators. Never Be Left Without Power

The home generators we offer at Hughes are permanently installed equipment that resemble an outdoor air conditioning unit, ready to produce power whenever and why ever you need it. Depending on the size generator you install you could potentially power everything in your home as if you were still on the grid. These larger units run on natural gas or LP fuel and never need to be re-filled. They’re very quiet and come on automatically within seconds of detecting a power outage. You don’t have to do a thing, no switching the generator on and no re-fueling.

Traditional power supply isn’t always the most stable or reliable in NJ, power outages can disrupt your life and could be disastrous if you have critical electric appliances and equipment in your home. Remember hurricane Sandy? No matter where you live, storms or other events that cause outages can and will happen again, and when they do you will lose power. Something as common as a car accident or a falling branch hitting the wrong wire could kill power for days. You can eliminate any time without electric by installing a permanent home generator on your property.


Hughes makes it easy and affordable to supply your home’s power needs in any situation with backup home generators from Generac, Briggs & Stratton, GE and Kohler.

Automatic Operation

Don’t worry about having to be there to start and stop your home generator. Because it does that automatically. Whether you’re home or away. Within seconds of detecting an outage your generator will click on and produce an instant supply of power.

Refueling Not Necessary

Your home generator runs on the  existing natural gas or LP fuel supply. Save the gas cans for your other outdoor power equipment.

Power Directly to Your Home

You’ll never have to run an extension cord through a window or door again. Your home generator safely delivers power right to your home’s electrical panel. When the generator is on there is no difference between it’s power and power from the grid.

The #1 Selling Brands of Home Generators

Hughes carries a variety of home generators for you to choose from. Contact us to schedule a free in home consultation.

Customer Support

Power outages aren’t a 9-to-5 thing. That’s why we’re standing by all day every day from our headquarters in New Jersey to answer any questions you might have.

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Generac Generators

Generac is one of the leading manufacturers of home generators in the U.S., with the widest range of residential, commercial and industrial generators in the marketplace. They’re also the ones we recommend and install the most. They also offer one of the best warranties of all manufacturers on top of our own home generator warranty. You can’t go wrong with a Generac home generator.

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Ideal home size

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kohler home generator

Kohler Generators

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GE Generators

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Briggs & Stratton Generators

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Home Backup Generators: What Do I Need to Know?

We know a home backup generator is a big investment. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision before you make your generator purchase.

How Do I Choose the Right Generator for Me?

Hughes has a sizing calculator that can help you determine the right home backup generator for your unique needs. The best way is to work with one of our experts at a free in home consultation. We’ll help you select the right generator to meet your energy needs and fall within your budget. We’ll help you determine how much power you’ll need to make to ensure everything you want to use has power. We even offer generators strong enough to power your entire home as if the power had never gone out at all. Our generators have automatic start up so generator power starts within seconds of grid power going down.


What’s Involved in Installing a Home Backup Generator?

Installing a home backup generator is an exciting time. Your installer will prepare the installation site outside your home, place the generator, run the natural gas or LP fuel line, install the transfer switch, and make all of the necessary electrical connections. And they will make sure that your backup generator runs properly, and is ready for its first power outage.

How Much is Everything Going to Cost?

Hughes home backup generators start at $1899–the most cost-effective on the market. Installation costs vary by system size, installation considerations, and local building codes. We recommend getting a free, in-home assessment.


How Do I Get Started?

Fill out the form on our contact page or give us a call anytime.

 Maintenance Plans

We offer a maintenance plan that includes one multipoint generator inspection and servicing appointment each year, or every 100 hours of run time. You’ll also enjoy priority scheduling if unexpected services are needed during the year.

We’ll make sure your generator is working when you need it too.