3 Things to Consider When Installing a Generator

Huntsville, TX sees its share of heavy weather, and while our civic power system is good, it can go down if the storm gets bad enough. We also have a lot of rural residents for whom electrical power is much less stable than it might be in town. A good generator, installed by a trained professional, can make the perfect answer to either equation, providing steady reliable power whenever called upon and keeping your home safe and comfortable. Preparation is key for a purchase like this and the more you know about your needs, the more easily your technician can make sure the installation is perfect. Here are 3 things to consider when installing a generator.

1.     Consider Your Power Needs

Your generator needs to be able to handle the power load you put on it. Ideally, it can handle every electrical appliance in your home. If that’s not possible, it should still be able to handle vital appliances like your refrigerator, heater and perhaps a few lights at the minimum. Either way, you should have an expert perform an energy audit to determine your power needs.

2.     Check Fuel Consumption

Most generators have a rate of fuel consumption, letting you know just how much fuel they need and how fast they consume it. That way, you know how much you need on-hand (always stock enough fuel for at least a few days’ worth of power).

3.     Placement is Key

Your generator needs to be placed in such a location as to be able to conveniently provide power to your house, as well as having sufficient ventilation to release its exhaust fumes. Furthermore, consider its location in the middle of a storm or similar crisis. You need to be able to reach the generator easily no matter what the weather is like outside.

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