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Whole-Home Generator Installation


Air & Energy is the area’s largest and most trusted Kohler Whole-home Generator Titanium Dealer.

No Power? No Problem. The weather Manatee County, Florida can certainly be unpredictable, but with a Kohler Whole-Home Generator, your power will automatically be back on within 10 seconds of an outage! A whole-home Kohler generator will provide you with that peace of mind for many years and storm seasons to come.

Kohler Generators are the best generators for a Florida home, and at Air & Energy we stand behind each one that we install. With a 5-year, 2,000-hour warranty, your generator is protected from top to bottom. Inside every Kohler Generator is a commercial-grade engine built to withstand extreme workloads over many years. With a tough composite enclosure, your system will have no rusting or corrosion, which is especially important in our coastal community. If you’re going out of town, you can even monitor your generator’s functions on your phone with the OnCue Plus app.

With proper maintenance (which we’ll take care of for you) a Kohler Whole-Home Generator can last anywhere from 10-15 years.


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Our Service Area Includes: Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton and North Sarasota


Kohler Titanium Dealer

Titanium tier dealers have worked hard to reach the highest ranking with Kohler Co. These dealers meet inventory, factory certification, and customer support metrics to achieve this tier. They sell, install, service, and provide warranty support on KOHLER home generators.

Kohler Bold Certified Dealer

Kohler Bold Certified dealers provide best-in-class customer support. These loyal Kohler dealers complete advanced certifications, meet strict service requirements and provide the gracious experience that you expect from Kohler. Air & Energy is the only Bold Certified Kohler Dealer in the entire Tampa Bay Region! 

Choosing Your Generator Type

Kohler Air-Cooled Generator


  • The standard system for most homes
  • Up to 26 kW
  • Uses air circulation to keep the engine from overheating
  • Runs up to 8 hours continuously, needing a 20 minute rest in between  powering up again
  • Can run using natural gas OR liquid propane
  • Volume of running system can be compared to a lawn mower


Kohler Liquid-Cooled Generator


  • Usually installed in larger homes or small office buildings
  •  24 kW and greater
  • Uses coolant to keep the engine from overheating
  • Runs continuously during an outage
  • Can run using natural gas OR liquid propane
  • Volume of running system can be compared to a parked car


Why Choose Kohler?

Total Reliability

During the design process, every KOHLER® generator endures hundreds of performance tests to ensure total reliability. That’s why homes, businesses, governments, even the National Weather Service and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) trust dependable, long-lasting KOHLER generators.

Serious Motor Starting

Wattage isn’t the only criteria for buying a home generator—peak motor starting is important, too. That’s because large appliances like A/Cs and fridges need a sharp increase in power to start up. KOHLER generators handle those peak-load demands with high motor-starting ratings that won’t drop power to other appliances. A KOHLER 20kW is rated for 173 starting amps while leading competitors can only handle 83.

Outlasts the Outage

Inside every KOHLER generator is a heavy-duty engine built to withstand extreme workloads over many years. These engines are tested and proven in punishing environments such as industrial construction that far exceed the demands of standby power.

Powers Everything

In just 10 seconds, KOHLER generators can automatically power your HVAC, sump pump and major appliances—all at the same time.

High-Quality Power

Our high-quality power output protects your sensitive electronics from erratic power surges. KOHLER alternators are heavier and larger than competing brands and are all copper with rare earth magnets instead of lighter-duty copper/aluminum. This allows less than 1.0% total variation in voltage. For reference, your power company allows for 1.75% and competing generators can be up to 9 times higher.

Real Warranty

You get our Five-year, 2,000-hour parts and labor, manufacturer limited warranty, plus a corrosion-proof enclosure that’s built to last. Unlike the competition, this warranty covers everything for the FULL five years!

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Whole-Home Generator Process Walkthrough



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Happy Customer

At Air & Energy, we know that purchasing a Kohler whole-home generator is a big decision. That’s why we want our customers to be informed about the whole process, from the beginning to the end. Although the physical generator installation only takes about a day to complete, the procedure can take up to 3 months to finalize. Thankfully, you have no need to worry! Air & Energy will take care of everything.



When you call Air & Energy, we’ll work with you to schedule a time for your whole-home generator quote.

While at your home, our team members will look at your property’s location, size, gas hook-up availability, existing electric panel and many other factors that go into determining the final price of installing a Kohler whole-home standby generator.


Everyone’s least favorite part of any installation is the paperwork associated. Some of the required documents include: a Notice of Commencement, a Property Survey and an agreement between Air & Energy and you.

At this time, the gas company we work with will also complete paperwork. We will submit all of this paperwork to either the city or county to apply for a permit, which is required for installing a whole-home generator.

If You Have an HOA: Along with applying for a normal permit, homeowners may have to go through a Plans Review.

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A permit is issued once the paperwork is properly submitted to the city or county and the county/city accepts the documentation. This means we can begin physically installing your new generator!

Waiting for your permits to be issued is truly the longest part of the generator installation process. Our team will keep you updated as new information about your permits is given to us.


(1) At the beginning of the day, your electric company will come out and disconnect power from the property. They determine the actual installation date so that the power meter can be properly disconnected.

(2) Air & Energy electricians set your new generator into place.

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(3) Our electricians install the transfer switch and connect it to the generator – this is the system that communicates with the generator to turn it on the moment there is a power outage.

(4) Once everything electrical is connected, the electric company returns to the property, reviews our technician’s work and reconnects the power.

Gas Hookup

After all the electrical has been hooked up, it is time for the gas company to connect a gas source to the generator.

This connection can either be natural gas or an installed propane tank, which is buried underground.

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Once everything is hooked up, the generator can be started up! During  your generator’s startup, our technicians will explain exactly how to use your new generator.

At this time, Air & Energy also helps register your new generator with Kohler to ensure warranties.

Last, a final inspection by the city or county occurs and the permit is closed.

Anthony Surge Protection
Things We Do That Most Companies Do Not:

• Hard Start on A/C Condenser Unit

• Surge Protection

• Load Shedding & Testing

Generator Install

Thank you for reading about our installation process of a Kohler Whole-Home Standby Generator. At Air & Energy, we believe that it is important for customers to be informed on all installation matters.

If you have any questions, we are only a phone call away 941-778-0773

We would love to set up a FREE Kohler whole-home generator estimate with you!