When it comes to picking the right generator, it can be a bit confusing. When most people think of a generator, they think of those loud, gas-powered generators that are rather cumbersome. Many don’t even know there are backup power options that are a lot easier to use in the form of a home generator. Salt Lake City residents will be happy to know it is very possible to have a quiet and quick way of restoring power to their home when the lights go out.
Standby generators are becoming more popular as more homeowners realize how beneficial it is to keep the power running even if the main grid is down. Captain Electric, LLC has been helping homeowners keep the lights on for years with generator installation. Salt Lake City residents can rely on us to get the job done correctly.
When you are considering your generator purchase, you will want to determine how much power you need. One of the major deciding factors is whether you want your air conditioner unit powered or for some rural residents, a well pump. These appliances require more electricity than the standard refrigerator.
You will also need to consider your home’s electrical panel. The standard is a 200-amp main breaker. It is almost impossible for you to actually use every single amp available to you, so it is unlikely you will need a generator much bigger than that. A good starting point for running a few of the major necessities in your home, along with an air conditioner is about a 14 kW generator. This is just a very basic estimate and depending on the size of your home and additional appliances, you made require a larger generator.
If you would like to learn more about how Captain Electric, LLC can help you install generator, Salt Lake City residents can give us a call today.