|

Generators

Generac CorePower 5837
 
Approximate retail price:
$2,061.87
Summary: This Generac small stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 6,000 (natural gas) and 7,000 (propane) watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
Dividing line
Community icon4 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Small stationary generators
User Reviews
User Reviews

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
More than met our expectations
6/14/2013
Pros
Affordable
Reliable
Small Footprint
Cons
Noisier Than I Thought
Best Uses
Backup Medical Devices
Comment:
We purchased the 7KW model to back up medical devices needed in the home, to power refrigerator and microwave, to power central furnace, to power everything in master bedroom (including TV) and to power a portable air conditioner sized for MBR. (We live in Texas) We had an electrician install it and set it up with an automatic transfer switch. It self tests every week so we know it is working and when we have lost power the generator kicks on about 10 seconds later. It is a little noisier than I thought it would be although not objectionable. (We live in 50 foot lot patio home community) When we built the house we should have had the gas line sized for this extra capacity because every time the generator self tests the pilot light on our gas fireplace goes out. In all, we paid about $3700 for the whole thing including a portable air conditioner – for us an investment well worth it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(34 of 39 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Works well, total cost to install high
1/13/2013
Pros
Easy to use
Reliable
Cons
Noise
Total Cost To Install
Best Uses
Comment:
We were very fortunate to have our 20kw Generac installed about 2 months before Hurricane Sandy. It ran for 11 days straight while our power was out, and needed one oil change during that period. Operationally it was excellent. We found that the total installation cost for this, and any permanent generator in our area, was very high because of required ConEd processes, slab to mount it, etc. The total cost to install was over $20,000. Also, our electrician is a Generac dealer and essentially refused to install at Kohler unit, a situation that we gather is common in our area.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(115 of 116 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
A life saver during hurricane Isaac
9/7/2012
Pros
Automatic shut off
Automatic start
Powers Whole House
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Hurricane Season
Power Outages
Comment:
During Isaac hurricanes it ran without stopping for a total of 92 hours. Worked excellent. Worth having one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Generac CorePower 5837 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. The Generac CorePower 5837 Generators features and specs include Fuel gauge, Electric start, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Fuel type, Low-oil shutoff, Claimed output (watts). In our lab tests, Generators models like the Generac CorePower 5837 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Ease of use, Power delivery, Run time range (hrs.), Power quality. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Generac CorePower 5837 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Generac CorePower 5837 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Generac CorePower 5837.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more