Whole Home Generators – So Many Options!
Back in episode eight I discussed alternatives to a whole house generator. I wanted to do a follow up show on whole home generators for those that want to go that direction. But with so many options, how do you know where to start?
Factors that Affect Cost of a Whole Home Generator
In today’s show I talk about many factors that can make the price of a home generator go up or down. These include items like:
- Output Power
- Included Accessories
- Engine RPM
- Engine Size
- Installation Requirements
There can be a wide range in price even with generators that put out the same wattage. Today’s show covers these cost issues. I also explain why one 10kW generator can cost 50% more than another 10kW home generator.
How Many Watts Does My Home Generator Need?
Watts or wattage is the main thing that controls the price of a home generator. Determining how many watts you need can be simple or it can be hard. Calculating watts needed depends on the size of your home, where you live, and how many circuits you want you home generator to power. A professional’s estimate is always good to have but it’s kind of like buying a car. If you do your research first, you’ll know BEFORE you get to the dealership how much you “should” be paying for a specific car. Doing your own estimate of wattage for a home generator will give you a leg up when shopping.
If you’re in the market for a generator then today’s show will give you some useful information. The more you know before you buy will help you get the most bang for your buck.
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