What Appliances Can A Backup Generator Power When My Electricity Is Out?
If you’re a resident of New England, you’re well aware that winter and summer storms alike can knock out your power for hours, days, or even weeks at a time. Extended blackouts can be extremely inconvenient and sometimes dangerous, especially during the winter months when power outages can turn off your heat. For this reason, permanent backup generators are a great investment for New England homeowners! In this article, we’ll talk about the appliances that a permanent backup generator will allow you to use when the next blackout happens! If you’re considering installing a standby generator at your Southeastern Massachusetts home or business, contact RCA Electric & Generators to learn more about our sales, installation, & maintenance services for Generac generators!
Which Appliances Will a Backup Generator Power During a Blackout?
The number of appliances that a backup generator will power during a blackout will depend on the size of generator you have. If you have a whole-home generator that is the correct size for your house, it will be able to power any appliance that runs on electricity. Some of the most common appliances that homeowners focus on when investing in a standby generator are:
- Electric heat
- Sump pumps
- Electric stoves
- Electricity outlets for TVs & phone chargers
- Garage doors
When you invest in a whole-home backup generator, all these appliances and more will be covered during a power outage!
What Size Generator Do I Need To Power My Whole House?
Whole-home standby generators run on your home’s supply of natural gas or liquid propane, however, different sized generators are needed to supply enough power to different homes. The size of the generator that’s needed to power your entire home during a blackout is not determined by the size or square footage of your home, but rather by your home’s power needs. When you inquire about a generator installation, our team will ask you for some basic information about your essential appliances so we can help determine what size generator is right for you. We’ll also perform an inspection of the existing electrical service, gas load, and gas meter size on the outside of your home so we can take all the guesswork out of the generator sizing decision!
Contact RCA Electric & Generators!
If you have any additional questions about home backup generators, please don’t hesitate to contact us! RCA Electric & Generators provides sales, installation, and maintenance services for Generac home backup generators throughout Southeastern Massachusetts & Cape Cod! Contact us today by giving us a call at (508) 428-0449 or by filling out the contact form on our website!