Having a standby generator is a big investment that isn’t done by many homeowners. It can be a bit confusing choosing one for your home as each brand and model caters to different needs and preferences. But more importantly, you need to consult with an experienced generator contractor to determine the right size, which mainly depends on what you’re looking for and how you’ll use it.
Why You Need a Standby Generator
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average U.S. household loses power at least twice a year for about three hours. But keep in mind that not all households share the same kind of weather. If you live in an area that’s prone to severe storms, then it makes sense to get a reliable standby generator for your home.
Getting the Right Generator
Buying the cheapest generator isn’t always the best option as they’re more likely to be too underpowered for your home’s needs. Most experts recommend that you get a certified electrician to perform an inspection of your home to calculate how many devices and appliances you have, and how you and your family often use them. This will help determine what type of generator installation is appropriate for your home.
Another consideration is the type of fuel your standby generator will use. Some generator models can be set up to run indefinitely on natural gas or can be fueled by propane, but they can also be more expensive than other generators. It’s often better to choose a generator that runs on fuel that you can easily get in your area!
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