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​Best Prices and Volume Discounts for Consumers and Contractors

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Aggregation (teaming) with neighbors can be financially beneficial when purchasing back-up power solutions and the savings could be hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending upon the solutions. If you and your neighbors experience frequent or extended power outages, and you are ready to solve this problem—with your neighbors—that could cause one or more of the major the below problems:

- Basement flooding (a sump pump out of operation could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars)

- Loss of air conditioning/heating (personal/family discomfort could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in hotel bills)

- Refrigerator(s) out of operation (food spoils could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars)

- Loss of productivity (no lights, no computer access, etc.)

- Loss of septic systems use (could cause disease or sickness)

Why not fix the problem? AP Electric can help to size your generator, recommend an installer (electrician), and provide the best price on generators of 1000 Watts to 500kW. We have a variety solutions from GeneracKohlerCummins, and Briggs & Stratton.

By purchasing more than one generator and shipping to one location, AP Electric can pass additional savings to you and your neighbors. We will leverage our certified technical staff to provide the right solution and ship the generators (free shipping and liftgate) with no sales tax (outside of Wisconsin). We can also recommend electricians to perform the installations. Even if you are an individual, or business with just an individual solution needed, AP Electric offers incredibly competitive prices and technical support with the benefits listed above.

AP Electric has been in business since 1999 and was one of the first companies on the internet to sell generators to consumers and contractors (electricians). AP Electric sells over 4000 generators per year from our warehouse in Pleasant, Wisconsin. We purchase in volume from manufacturers, which allows us to pass savings on to our customers. AP Electric’s warehouse holds hundreds of generators— portables, home standby, and commercial generators—that can ship the next business day.

We are available to consult on a solution from our headquarters that sit adjacent to our warehouse from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday. Call us at 847-516-8882. Please feel free to browse our website,, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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