Quiet Home Generator Review 2018Last Updated: May 3, 2018
If you need a portable generator for domestic use, noise levels are paramount. Here is our team’s roundup and reviews of the best Quiet Home Generator units, for power backup in your home without the nuisance factor of excessive noise.
A quiet home generator is an essential purchase these days. Weather-related power outages are becoming more commonplace, and so, from time to time, it’s important to have a generator that will provide you with power backup at a moment’s notice. In the home, of course, noise levels emitted by a generator can be decisive in influencing your choice of machine. But how do you find a generator of sufficiently quiet noise levels to suit your needs? The team here at Generator Ratings looked at the best home generator units and compiled this guide list and reviews of the best quiet portable generator units available.
Quiet Home Generator Review & Buyers Guide 2018
Our team judged the following home generators to be the units to go for if quiet operation is a significant factor in your choice of power generator.
|Quiet Home Generatlor||Brand Name & Model||Noise Level (dBA)||Check Price|
|Westinghouse WGen7500 >||55 dBA||Check Price> >|
|Sportsman GEN4000LP >||68 dBA||Check Price >|
|DuroStar DS4400 >||69 dBA||Check Price >|
|DuroMax XP4400E >||69 dBA||Check Price >|
|Generac 5734 >||70 dBA||Check Price >|
|DuroMax XP10000EH >||72 dBA||Check Price >|
|Champion Power Equipment 100165 >||74 dBA||Check Price >|
|Sportsman GEN10K >||74 dBA||Check Price >|
|Briggs & Stratton 30664 >||81 dBA||Check Price >|
The Westinghouse WGen7500 has long been regarded as one of the most efficient and best home generator units, but it’s also a winner in the noise emissions stakes. Its 55dBA of noise ensures that it can do its amazingly powerful and efficient power generation stuff with no fuss or nuisance to anyone, whether that’s in the home during a power cut, or on a campsite. It’s also a reliable and dependable, user-friendly machine with a variety of attractive features, including an accessible control panel, safely rubber-covered GFCI power outlets, and a robust steel frame with roll bars to protect the machine’s 6.6 gallon gas tank. It’s also extremely efficient and covered by a three-year warranty, while there is a nationwide network of service and support operatives when the generator requires maintenance.
Given the punch packed by the Sportsman GEN4000LP—a generator that can handle pretty much any power backup task you could throw at it, whether at home or on the road, it’s surprising perhaps to discover that this is also one of the best quiet home generator appliances. Operating at just 68dBA, this Sportsman is a beast, and can run on either on gasoline or propane. The unit, with a 50 percent load, can run for up to 10 hours on a full 3.6 gallon tank of gas. It can also run for 12 hours with a full 20lbs LP gas grill-type cylinder (not supplied). A surprisingly quiet machine for a generator of its power.
DuroStar is something of a byword for reliability, and the DS4400 is no exception. Quite apart from its proven reputation as a failsafe backup solution for power during an emergency outage, whether caused by climate or other crisis, this unit is eminently suitable for home operation, as it runs at a super quiet 69dBA. This is yet another reason why this generator was included in our review of quiet home generators, as its versatility makes it a particular favourite of our reviewers. It is extremely robust and rugged and very portable too, so you’ll be able to use it on the road without causing any annoyance to neighbours on campsites.
The Duromax’s XP4400E is a powerful machine, but it’s another of the units in our best quiet home generator roundup that runs suprisingly quietly. In fact, this powerful generator with its powerful 7.0HP air-cooled OHV engine, whose 3500W (max 4400W) output is sufficient to fully power a small house, runs at a mere 69dBA. The muffler design of the machine ensures that this is a particularly nuisance-free generator, whether you need to use it in the home or out of doors on a camping site or elsewhere. Its 4-gallon tank delivers up to 8 hours of continuous power at 50% load.
Running only fractionally louder (at 70dBA) than the DuroMax XP4400E, the Generac 5734 seals the reputation of its manufacturers as a producer of superior power generation equipment that is efficient, reliable, and causes little or no annoyance in whichever circumstances it is used. Driven by Generac’s OHVI engine, with its extended run times and longer life, this appliance has sufficient power to operate air conditioning systems of up to 5 tons. The quiet operation of the unit is the cherry on the cake for anyone seeking a great all-round power backup solution.
DuroMax’s XP10000EH is rightly acclaimed for its dual-fuel flexibility—giving the user the choice of running on gas or propane—and its relatively quiet noise emission of 72dBA is another reason to get excited about this generator appliance. The generator is also extremely user-friendly, with an electric start option, while its suitability for the home is enhanced by its portability, with 10.5in pneumatic solid=fill tires and flip-up handles. This generator has a 10-hour running time at 50% load, and its quiet exhaust also comes with a built-in spark arrestor.
It’s unsurprising to encounter the user-friendly Champion Power Equipment 100165 7500 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator on a list of the best quiet home generator units. It’s easy to use, and is powerful whether on gas or propane. On gas, the unit produces 9375 starting watts and 7500 running watts, and on propane 8400 starting watts and 6750 running watts. Easy to use with great inbuilt features that enhance its efficiency, the noise generated by this powerful little performer is just 74dBA. Fantastic, in other words, for reliable power backup without the nuisance of excessive noise.
The Sportsman GEN10K works well whether it’s required indoors or in the great outdoors. Incredibly powerful and rugged, the Sportsman GEN10K makes this list by virtue of its reliability and sheer power. Added to this succession of reasons to look to Sportsman for your power backup needs in the home is its operational noise level. The GEN10K, which can handle pretty much any domestic power requirement demanded of it, runs at just 74dBA, making this another of the best quiet home generator units.
Briggs & Stratton is one of the most reliable brands in power generation, and it is no surprise to find the 30664 on our roundup of the best home generator units. Packing 8000-watts of clean, instant power, this appliance can run a plethora of large appliances and even power tools simultaneously and provides up to 9 hours of continuous operation at 50-percent load on a full tank. It’s also extremely portable with its 12-inch never-go-flat wheels. It’s rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards and comes with a 3-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship. All of this and a maximum noise emission of 81dBA!