How To Choose The Correct Generator Size For Your Home

How To Choose The Correct Generator Size For Your Home

Permanent backup generators are a must-have appliance for any home, especially for those in coastal areas where winter & summer storms can knock the power out multiple times per year. Standby generators automatically power up within 30 to 60 seconds of a power outage and supply electricity to your home while the grid is down. Once a home’s main power source comes back on, the backup generator will automatically shut down. Permanent standby generators run on your home’s supply of natural gas or liquid propane, so there is no need to run to the gas station to purchase fuel for a portable generator. Automatic backup generators will run whether you’re at home or not, which will save you hundreds of dollars by keeping your critical appliances running, like medical equipment, computers, lights, sump pumps, and appliances. Because different sizes of generators are needed to supply adequate power to different homes, our customers are often wondering what size generator is right for them.

What Size Generator Is Right For My Home?

As mentioned above, different sized generators are needed for different homes. Contrary to popular belief, the size of the generator that you need for your home is determined by your power needs, not by the amount of space or square footage that you have. There are several factors that need to be considered when determining your home’s power needs, like deciding which electrical circuits and appliances need to be available in an emergency. When you work with RCA Electric & Generators, our generator installation & maintenance experts will take all the guesswork out of the generator sizing decision. First, our team will talk to you about your needs in the event of a power outage so we know exactly what you’ll need the generator to power in an emergency: refrigerators, freezers, sump pumps, medical equipment, HVAC systems, etc. Next, we’ll perform a thorough inspection of the existing electrical service, gas load, and the gas meter size on the outside of the home. Once we’ve recommended the generator size that’s right for you, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate for a turn-key installation!

Contact RCA Electric & Generators!

If you have any additional questions about Generac home backup generators, please don’t hesitate to contact us! RCA Electric & Generators provides sales, installation, and maintenance services for Generac generators in Southeastern Massachusetts! Contact us today by giving us a call at (508) 428-0449 or by filling out the contact form on our website!

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