Run Your Furnace with Your Car
Imagine coming home after an ice storm or major weather event to discover that your power is out and your house – and pipes – are freezing. If you have a gas-powered generator, you can plug in key electrical appliances like your furnace, but only if your generator is full of gas and well-maintained.
Wish you had a home generator but without the hassle, big cost, and maintenance? CarGeneratorTM is the world’s only portable, maintenance-free, fully weatherized household power source. With CarGeneratorTM, you’ll have enough electricity to run your gas or oil furnace, fridge, or other vital household appliance. Unlike a conventional full-size generator, or other emergency battery backup solutions, there are:
No Messy Gas Cans
No Battery Meter
Showing “Empty” (EVER)!
Why is CarGeneratorTM better than a conventional gas generator? Old-style gas generators are big, heavy things that take up significant floor space in your garage. They cost a lot of money and for most homeowners are likely only used once every few years, if at all. These old generators marry the noise of a bad lawnmower, the smell of stored cans of gas and the need for frequent refueling. On top of all of this, if you forgot to maintain and store it right, your old gas generator might not start at the very time you need it most.
There are more reliable versions that will power a whole house, but their $5k-10k price makes them a very expensive proposition.
When the power goes out, what’s the most important thing you need to keep running?
Your Furnace (In Winter)
Your Fridge (In Summer)
Your Internet & Devices
CarGeneratorTM will provide you with enough power for these vital appliances. CarGeneratorTM contains a pure sine wave power inverter in a weatherproof ventilated housing. Why is this patent-pending design so revolutionary? First of all, CarGeneratorTM’s unique, patent-pending design allows it to work in bad weather when backup power is often needed the most. In rain, snow, ice, or rainy summer weather, if your car starts, you’ll have backup power to run your furnace, fridges and more.
Secondly, using CarGeneratorTM in combination with your car means that your generator will require zero maintenance, offers easy storage, and will run for days because of the large gas tank, and extensively engineered safety and emissions systems of your modern vehicle.
Tapping into your car’s engine gives you virtually unlimited power, so unlike the various portable power packs, lithium batteries, and solar battery packs, you will NEVER see an “empty battery” gauge, EVER. You will always have plenty of power when you need it most.
Compared to conventional temporary power solutions, CarGeneratorTM offers a superior combination of great performance, ease-of-use, reliability, and low-cost.
COMMENTS AND REVIEWS
We are now the happy owners of a CarGenerator which has to be one of the most impressive inventions I've seen in a long while. Jonathan delivered our unit on Monday and provided us with a demonstration of how the unit would keep our furnace and fridge running in a power outage. My husband turned on his 2010 Dodge van and the furnace, attached to the van via the CarGenerator and a 100 foot extension cord from COSTCO, started up. AMAZING!!! The unit is lightweight, compact, takes up no room. And no diesel fuel to store. So clever. It will save us during the next power outage - kinda' looking forward to one just to see it work!
Next time there is an ice storm, which is very likely in this area in the few years as we move into an El Nino cycle, I will be toasty warm with all my modcons.
I have had a CarGenerator since before Christmas. Thankfully I haven't had to use it.
But I really wish we had it back in the ice storm of 2013, when my sister's power was out during Christmas day and into the evening.
A BBQ saved the day for the turkey, but if we'd had a CarGenerator at the time, we would have been able to have heat and light as well.
My favourite part of it is the fact I can keep it in my car's trunk, ready to use it in any weather if and when I need it. I was going to buy a full-on gasoline generator, but storing that would have been a royal pain as I don't have much room in my garage to begin with.
Also, I can't easily schlep a gas generator around, if it's needed somewhere else.
The CarGenerator literally goes where I go. I'm going to take it with me on car camping trips, as it's very handy for providing clean 110V for my laptop, etc.
I've tested it with my new furnace (DC variable speed motor, peaking at about 200W), and it works perfectly, with wattage to spare. It requires the installation of a 110 volt outlet, which is straightforward, but an electrician can help you if this is something you aren't confident doing.
Great for wherever/whenever you need power in a pinch. It's a great little device and very useful!
My wife and I picked up a Car Generator from Jonathan in order to give us some peace of mind at the cottage. Power outages are more frequent and in the winter it can be quite cold. Definitely would not be fun in an extended power outage. Jonathan came up to the cottage and helped us install an adaptor for the furnace so we could still power it from the Car Generator during a power outage. It will also run our fridge when power goes out in the summertime. Worked like a charm and now we have peace of mind if we are up there that we can still keep everyone safe and warm.
Exceptional, well-designed product. We're excited about the potential this holds. Great job!
We first heard about CarGenerator from a friend and looked into it as the product sounded interesting. We think it's a terrific invention that really meets our needs. The CarGenerator can heat our house using either of our vehicles. Its compact design takes up less space than traditional generators and is light and portable to carry and hang from your vehicle. Jonathan is very knowledgeable, professional and down to earth friendly. We would recommend CarGenerator!!
When the ice storm hit us this last winter, we took out our gasoline generator and… surprise it wouldn’t start. The gas was bad, battery dead and it would not start. I ordered this CarGenerator and jonathan the owner delivered it and also did a demo for me. He showed me how to hook it up. It ran my furnace, Fridge and Freezer without any issue. I am pleased with the product and recommend it!
I normally don't get blown away by many products but my friend Jonathan Schloo invented this amazing product that uses a something most of us already have - our car! He re-framed the car as 'power' and his invention can power up essentials in the event of a power outage. I watched in slack jawed fascination as my furnace and fridges were powered up by the car with house power off. Awesome! Wished I thought of it! Best of Luck on Dragon's Den October 4th on CBC. I love this thing!
Received my Cargenerator last Friday and hooked it right up to my Ram 1500 . HAD TO DO A TEST RUN ! Plugged in my compressor and , tada , it fired right up ! Wired the furnace with the supplied kit and it’s ready to rock if and when we need it !
Great product and saved tons of money if I was to go the traditional route and get a gas powered generator ! Thanks Jon ....
A few weeks ago Hurricane Dorian passed through NB Canada and luckily for us we had just purchased the Car Generator and were able to use it. Since it was the first time using it, we did need a few directives in starting it up but Jonathan was there to answer our call and easily walked us through it. Fridge scanned in at 161 kw and the Satellite TV at 262 kw and by using a power bar, were also able to charge our phones and whatever else needed to be charged. The best part of this is you can call the Company 7 days a week for assistance and Jonathan is right there to take your call. It is a life saver when you have no power and always have a vehicle in your driveway to hook up the generator.
CarGenerator is a wonderful device. I had thought of purchasing a whole house generator (significant cost, space issues, _might_ never use it) or a portable gas-powered generator (noisy, fuel storage danger, constant refilling, might not work when needed), but didn't like either solution. Finally started thinking, "Gee, my car has gas, is safe and quiet, runs for hours and hours; there must be a way to use it as a house generator." The Internet immediately revealed CarGenerator.com.We got ours installed this past week with the home integration kit, and it works like a charm! So easy. Idle the car outside the garage, plug the generator into the house, visit our electric panel, flip one or more transfer switches, and our furnace, fridge, freezer, and/or sump pump is seamlessly running off the CarGenerator. Beautiful!
Finally, the company offers good old-fashioned warm and personal customer service. I post reviews only when I'm absolutely delighted with a product/service; only 4 in 3 years. CarGenerator makes it 5. I'm delighted to recommend CarGenerator to anyone considering an easy, compact, high-quality solution to intermittent power loss at home.