How to Choose the Right Whole House Generator for Your Home

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There is a laundry list of ways the power can go out in your home from a storm, to problems with the electrical grid in your area. Electricity is a utility that you use 24 hours a day. You may not realize how important the role electricity plays in your life is until you don’t have it anymore. Because of this, many people choose to get whole house generators to keep their home powered in the event of an emergency. Here are some tips you can use to purchase the right one.


The size of the generator is paramount to how effective it will be at powering a given structure. To get a good idea of the size you need, add up the starting wattage of all the appliances and devices in your home. Then, purchase a Generac whole house generator in New Jersey with a peak wattage rating that is around 25% more than that number. If the generator is measured in kilowatts, simply take the wattage number for your appliances, and divide it by one thousand.

Choose the Right Transfer Switch

Choosing the right switch to start the generator and switch the power over is just as important as choosing the generator itself. When shopping, ensure the Generac whole house generator in New Jersey is the same amps as the amp service in your home. Typically, the amp service in a home is 200 amps.

Fuel Source

Depending on where you live, some fuel sources for generators may be more accessible than others. It is also possible that your local residential code requires a certain fuel source for a generator. Be sure to consider the fuel source while shopping for a whole house generator. If you have more questions about choosing the ideal generator to power your home in the event of an emergency, give Walter Danley Electrical Contracting LLC a call today.

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