According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the typical American home loses power once or twice annually, with outages lasting about three hours on average. However, those caused by severe weather events can last anywhere between days and weeks. Either way, outages can be inconvenient and can even be dangerous under certain circumstances. This is where standby whole house generator systems can be beneficial.
Standby generators are great because they are designed to power everything in your home. However, you have to make sure you choose the right size for your property to make the most of them. Here are a few things you should keep in mind during the selection process:
- The right generator size for you is proportional to the size of your home, or at least what you want to keep running in the event of an outage. Ultimately, your generator size should match the total running watts and starting kilo-volt-ampere (KVA) of everything that will be connected to your generator unit.
- Your home’s electrical system should also be factored in when choosing a generator size, especially if you have a central air conditioning and heating system that needs to be powered up.
- A load calculation prior to a generator installation is necessary because it will provide you with an actual figure you can use as a guide to narrow down your generation options.
Buy the smallest generator that will meet your energy needs. This will help you minimize how much fuel you have to keep on hand to be ready to run it.
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