finding the right home generator for you

start by thinking about which household items your family would need during a power outage to stay comfortable and safe. the number of appliances or electrical loads it takes to power these things will determine the size of the and cost of your generator.

  • types of home generators and what they'll power:

  • select-circuit home generators: power for essential appliances

    these cost-effective generators will power your home’s basics and get you comfortably through a power outage. they'll power up to 10 electrical loads — including the fridge, some lights, a television and a microwave. 

  • managed whole-house power generators: more power in a smaller footprint

    equipped with either amplify or symphony ii, two of the industry's smartest power management systems, these smaller, more affordable generator systems can power all of your home's electrical needs — including up to two air conditioners.

  • whole-house generators: maximum backup power needs

    the best generator solution for extra-large and luxury homes, they will power an array of high-wattage appliances – from double ovens to hot tubs – with the performance you'd expect from commercial generators.

propane vs. natural gas home generators

the fuel that powers your home is usually the best choice to power your standby generator. 

natural gas

liquid propane

  • can keep your backup generator running for weeks
  • operating time limited by the size of the fuel tank
 
  • may need to increase tank size to power a larger generator

      

choose the appliances you want your home generator to power

tip: essential appliances typically include: furnace, sump pump, well pump, garage door opener, lights.

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based on the quantity and type of appliances you have selected, we configured the wattage for your generator.

using your selected wattage, we built in a 20% buffer in case you have more items to power.

when wattage needed is low enough, a portable generator might be a better suited option.

what fuel type powers your home currently?


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