Every time a big storm hits, there’s always an expectation that a power outage might occur. It can be frustrating if that happens because there’s no certainty as to when electricity will be back on in your home. With a standby generator, however, your investments are protected, and your family’s sanity is preserved. But you need to consider a few items when selecting generators.
The Best Place to Install the Generator
Your chosen generator contractor can assist you with determining the optimal generator placement in your home. The pros will help you figure out if any custom installation work is necessary. Most of the time, this takes into consideration underground wiring and concrete padding for the generator.
The Size of the Generator
Generators are usually sized based on what the homeowner plans on powering at the event of an outage. The larger they are, the more power they produce. Whole-house generator systems provide power to the entire home, but there are smaller systems that can run a few of the essential circuits, including those connected to furnaces and kitchen appliances.
The Need for Installation Permits
A reputable contractor will first visit your home to assess any specific needs before installing the generator as well as figuring out the local permits that may be required before the project can be started. It’s time to look elsewhere if they don’t do this at the beginning.
The Generator’s Fuel Source
Standby generators vary depending on the type of fuel used. Two options are mostly available with these units: natural gas or liquid propane. The generator pros will suggest a unit that uses the one that is already being used in the home.
As a Generac®- and KOHLER®-authorized dealer, Jeff Woods Construction brings you peace of mind with a full line of reliable products backed by world-class service and support. Our technicians are factory-trained and certified to complete all your generator installation, repair and warranty needs.
Call us today at (931) 787-9107, or fill out our contact form for a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Kingston, TN, and the surrounding areas.