We often get requests from customers for a ‘whole house generator‘. Truth is, we could sell you one, but the code definition of a ‘whole house generator’ is probably different from what you’re really wanting.
What you want is a generator that will keep your house powered while the rest of the neighborhood is dark. You want life to go on seamlessly despite a power outage – heat, laundry, email, the microwave, television, and even your children’s video games.
People want a whole house generator to keep everything going as usual, but the term itself is a bit misleading. The reality is that meeting electrical code is also part of the equation, and codes may vary somewhat from one county to another.
To meet safety standards set by code consistently, the generator appropriate for your house must be able to handle every single thing powered in your house being turned from “off” to “on” at the same time – every switch, button, light, microwave oven, big screen television.
While the scenario is unlikely, the potential of handling this load is required by code. And as you can imagine, a whole house generator that is sufficient to handle this load will be bigger and more expensive than many people anticipate.
Figuring out just what you do need is where we come in. Contact us today and let’s talk about the best generator for your whole house. Discover what it means to have your home powered for life.