Whole-House Generators: 3 Factors to Consider

It doesn’t matter if we are in the midst of a frigid winter season with heavy snowfalls, or if the summer happens to be a particularly stormy one: reliable electricity is a must. If you want to ensure that your home stays up and running, even when the power from your local grid goes down, you are wise to invest in a whole-house generator in Springfield, VT or the surrounding areas.

Before you go rushing into the purchase of such a system, though, it is important that you take the time to determine with certainty which generator best suits your needs. That is why you should work with the electrical professionals on our staff.

Size. Fuel. Application.

The biggest factor to consider when investing in a new whole-house generator is the size of that system. Obviously, you want to know that it is capable of putting out enough power, measured in kilowatts (kW), to handle the electrical load of your home and its necessary systems. You don’t want to invest in an oversized generator, though, as you will just wind up paying for an operating capacity that you really don’t need. Working with us ensures that you will have an appropriately sized generator installed on your property.

You must also consider the fuel that you will use in order to operate your whole-house generator. Now, many would prefer to use natural gas, as this fuel is piped directly to the system and you don’t have to worry about fuel deliveries or on-site storage. However, many of the homes in the areas that we service do not have access to natural gas. LP may also be used, though, and we can convert certain generators, such as models from KOHLER, to LP from natural gas in the field. Diesel is also an option to consider.

Finally, you need to decide just how you want your whole-house generator to function. If you don’t have issues with power outages frequently, perhaps you want a basic model that you’ll have to start up manually. If you want your system to start up on its own, an automatic standby generator, or one equipped with an automatic transfer switch, is necessary. Looking for one to use off the grid? We have some recommendations that you’ll be interested in.

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