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How Big Does Your Generator Need to Be?

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When shopping for standby generators, it’s important to choose one that’s the right size. If you get a generator that’s too big, you’ll be wasting money on power you can’t use.


It’s even worse if you get a generator that’s too small. What’s the point of having a generator if it can’t power your home?

To get a properly-sized generator, you’ll want to talk to a professional. No two homes are the same, so it’s best to speak with someone who understands your needs and priorities. Below, we’ll go over some of the information you should have prepared for this discussion.

How Much of Your Home Do You Want Power For?

The budget-conscious buyer may choose to power up a couple of appliances. Powering up your fridge can help you prevent food from spoiling, for instance. And lightbulbs, which generally require less power, can help you see where you’re going in the days after the storm.

However, depending on your budget, you may be able to pretend the storm never happened. With the right generator, you’ll be able to do more than power the essentials like your HVAC, fridge, and lights; you’ll be able to power up luxuries like your TV and hot tub.

How Big Is Your Home?

Bigger homes require bigger generators. Aside from the fact that they’re likely going to have more appliances in them, they’re also going to need more power for the HVAC.

Are You Planning for Any Major Additions to Your Home?

Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to get a generator that’s slightly bigger than your current needs can account for. Though this means wasting fuel, it allows you to keep everything powered if your needs increase. For most people, power needs increase over time, whenever they choose to buy a newer, more power-hungry appliance.

It’s particularly important when buying a generator to consider any future home renovation projects. If you plan on adding extra rooms or a new wing – or if you’ve been eyeing power-hungry appliances – you’ll want to let us know so we can properly accommodate your needs.

Want to talk to someone about buying a generator? Go with a company that’s been in business for over three decades. Call us at (631) 586-7513.