Two-thirds of people in the South wish they had a Whole House Standby Generator. They are like having a power plant installed at your home in case of severe weather, natural disasters, and overloaded electrical grids. Years ago, electricity was considered a luxury, but now it is essential for life in the U.S. Whole-house backup generators provide electricity to a home, even when the local power utility cannot provide power. If you are considering a Whole House Standby Generator, there are four important decisions to make in advance of a purchase.
Making this determination can be hard or it can be easy; some homeowners complete an energy audit, and some make an educated guess. Energy usage is recorded on your electric utility. When you determine your home’s high energy usage month, add 20 to 25% to that amount to determine the correct size, since a generator works best at approximately 80% output.
A decision might be made not to power some non-essential spaces, such as bedrooms, as it is not necessary for a Whole House Standby Generator to power every circuit in the home. A determination as to which circuits to empower will help determine the generator size.
The transfer switch automatically senses the loss of power and immediately isolates the home power system from the utility grid, keeping everyone safe. Within seconds, the generator is activated, empowering the home’s essential circuits. The transfer switch will sense the restoration of the power grid, deactivate the generator, and restore the home to the power grid.
With our four decades of experience as a Residential Electrician Contractor, AirPro Houston provides you with the skills and expertise to help answer your Whole House Standby Generator questions.
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